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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Sweet deluge: Treats are OK in candy season if balanced with nutrition, dental care

Between trick-or-treat fun and candy canes, kids aren’t likely to resist sweets this time of year. But there are tips for parents to help with better choices. Experts note the …


Review: Silverwood makes a wicked transformation for Scarywood

“Ten years of fear” is Silverwood Theme Park’s slogan for Scarywood Haunted Nights in 2019, commemorating its inception in 2009. For a month of each year, the Inland Northwest’s amusement …


These tricks are treats: Creating elaborate Halloween costumes

What’s scary popular this year for Halloween costumes? Some parents go over the top.


Where the boos flow freely: Scarywood celebrates 10 years of making people scream

In 2009, Silverwood took a 180-degree turn with Scarywood Haunted Nights. If you’re a fan of “Stranger Things,” you can think of Scarywood as the Upside Down of Silverwood – …


Dorothy Dean presents how to make and eat Jell-O worms

I can hardly contain myself. My most favorite holiday of the year is less than one month away. Eek! I’ve been very busy preparing, too – stringing cotton spider webs …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

TV show claims proof of ghosts at St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax, but no haunted tours scheduled

The latest episode of “Ghost Adventures” claims to show “authentic” evidence of ghosts at St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax, but the last of the building’s famous haunted tours was given …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:02 a.m.

Middleton parents rally to reinstate principal while the school board stays mum

Parents rallied around a suspended principal at


Thousands sign petition to reinstate Idaho teachers suspended in costume controversy

Thousands of people have signed a petition seeking to reinstate the 14 staffers suspended from Middleton School District over a Halloween costume controversy.


Police: Idaho child given rat poison while trick-or-treating

Police say the parents of a 7-year-old trick-or-treating in southwestern Idaho found rat poison among their child’s candy.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

Pins found in Halloween candy in Omak

Omak Police reported two incidents of sharp pins found in Halloween candy on Thursday, according to a news release.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Beyonce in ’90s Halloween mood with Toni Braxton salute

Beyonce is in a 1990s mood as she salutes singer Toni Braxton for Halloween.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Gardner Minshew’s signature look has taken over Halloween. A look at some of the best Minshew costumes we’ve seen on Twitter today

At the risk of running into himself a few-dozen times on the trick-or-treat trail, Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew might want to stay in this Halloween.


Haunted tales of Spokane’s past fill newspaper morgue

In the morgue of The Spokesman-Review, a windowless, dark and rarely-visited room in the basement of the Review Tower, eyes of Spokanites long dead stare out from yellowing paper, and …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Ghost of Christmas past, Halloween present: Spirit Halloween finds temporary home in vacant R Us locations

The former Babies R Us location at 6104 N. Division St. is functioning as Spirit Halloween. The former Toys R Us at 15505 E Broadway Ave. is also serving as …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Last push for pumpkins: Families make final journey to Green Bluff ahead of Halloween

Spokane area families braved rain, puddles and mud Sunday afternoon to pick out their carving pumpkins before Green Bluff’s fall activities wind down to a close.


‘Halloween’ carves up another $32 million to top box office

“Halloween” dominated the North American box office for the second straight weekend, carving up an estimated $32 million in ticket sales.


BBB Tip of the Week: Spooktacular tips for Halloween

Shopping to decorate for Halloween should be a fun-filled experience – not a terrifying one.


Curse of the spider woman: Spokane artist finds the beauty in tarantulas and other large arachnids

When they’re dead, she said, it’s so much easier to share and show off their beauty.


A dietitian’s call for trick-or-treat season: Let them eat candy

Halloween should not be about replacing caramels with stickers. Instead, every day should be about parents acting as role models to teach children to develop a healthy relationship with food.


Kelly’s ‘Blackface’ remarks amplify Halloween costume debate

NBC talk show host Megyn Kelly’s comments about blackface on Halloween have reinvigorated a debate over costumes that cross racial lines and what’s appropriate at a time when diverse movie …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

I tried Starbucks’ Witch’s Brew so you don’t have to

Starbucks unveiled a new limited edition Halloween Frappuccino on Thursday. It looks striking, but the flavor is no magic spell.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 12:06 p.m.

Haunted happenings: Things to do, places to go to get your scare on

A quick list of some local Halloween-themed events ranging from the merely festive to the truly spooky.


Three tips to avoid Halloween hand injuries

There are plenty of frights to go around on Halloween, but a hand injury probably isn’t one you’d expect.


Megyn Kelly apologizes for suggesting blackface OK

NBC’s Megyn Kelly swiftly apologized Tuesday for a morning show segment that questioned why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong.


The unlikely 25th-anniversary celebration of ‘Hocus Pocus,’ a film reviled by critics in 1993

But sometime between then and now, “Hocus Pocus” seemingly came back from the dead – reincarnated as a beloved cult classic soaked in ’90s nostalgia that, rather than rotting in …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

‘Halloween’ scares up $77.5 million in ticket sales

Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare.


Review: It takes a granny (Jamie Lee Curtis) to get tough on Michael Myers in new ‘Halloween’

At this point in 2018, a movie featuring three generations of victimized women squaring off against a predatory male is destined to find an audience. Nostalgia and catharsis; splatter and …


Paul Turner: This Halloween heed the advice of third-graders and forget the toothbrushes and dole out lots of candy

Third-graders offer suggestions to adults regarding Halloween.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

Keeping Halloween fun for those with special needs

Some families face fears around the Oct. 31 holiday in relation to childhood diabetes, food allergies, autism or mobility issues. In some cases, parents just dread all that sugar. But …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

Seventh annual Scarywood offers every flavor of frightening

They appear out of the dark with tilted heads and shambling gaits. They creep through the shadows, crouch in bushes and leap out in a chorus of moans and roars …