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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017

L.L. Bean’s beloved duck boots expecting record holiday season

L.L. Bean says it’s in the midst of another record breaking year of sales for its iconic “duck boot,” and there will be enough to meet the holiday crunch.


Retailers take another look at printed catalogs

In a time of explosive growth for online buying, retailers and shoppers are showing renewed interest in a humble purchasing device that uses paper instead of pixels.


UPS predicts record holiday deliveries, defends price hike

UPS expects another record holiday season, with deliveries up 5 percent over last year, as online shopping continues to grow.


Amazon hiring people in the South Sound for holiday season

Amazon will be hiring about 2,500 people in the South Sound for a variety of positions as it ramps up for the holiday shopping season.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

Retail group expects holiday sales to rise 3.6 to 4 percent

With stores closing and retailers filing for bankruptcy, a trade group says it still expects holiday sales to at least match the 3.6 percent growth of a year ago, as …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017

Western U.S. bakes, with heat expected into holiday weekend

Strong high pressure baked much of the West in high heat Wednesday, and forecasters said the siege would last into the Labor Day weekend and likely beyond.


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017

Parking meter enforcement gets tougher in downtown Spokane

Pay attention to where and when you park, because starting Saturday, the city will begin issuing fines for overstaying the maximum amount of time posted on a meter.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend

Auto club AAA said Thursday that it expects 44.2 million people will travel at least 50 miles (80 kilometers) from home, a 2.9 percent increase over last year’s record for …


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer – think beaches and backyard barbecues, mattress sales and sporting events – some veterans …


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017

Mexican-Americans torn about Cinco de Mayo in Trump era

Trump’s immigration policies and rhetoric are leaving some Mexican Americans and immigrants feeling at odds with a holiday they already thought was appropriated by beer and liquor companies, event promoters …


Stephy Nobles-Beans: Remember who and what we honor on Resurrection Sunday

Billions of dollars are spent to celebrate Easter. Nearly 90 percent of Americans will buy Easter candy this year. More than 60 percent will buy Easter gifts. Almost 40 percent …


Gov. Brown proclaims March 31 Cesar Chavez Day

Oregon residents can celebrate more than the coming weekend today as Gov. Kate Brown has declared March 31 Cesar Chavez Day.


Garbage trucks to block possible Times Square truck attacks

Massive 20-ton sanitation trucks, weighted with an extra 15 tons of sand, will surround the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, officials said Thursday, describing a security measure …


Singers offer up all sorts of baubles for holiday listening

Country music fans must have been good this year because this year has been quite the year for holiday albums from that music genre.


Tri-Cities Airport unveils new security checkpoint for holiday travelers

Holiday travelers will have a little more breathing room when they pass through security at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco.


Touching story about Santa may not be true

The Knoxville News-Sentinel says it no longer stands by the story of a man who told the newspaper that a terminally ill boy died in his arms while he was …


Terminally ill 5-year-old boy dies in Santa’s arms

A Tennessee Santa Claus says a terminally ill 5-year-old boy died in his arms after he gave the child a present in the hospital.


Bad Santa: Child crushed after not-so-jolly man tells him to ‘lay off the hamburgers and french fries’

Anthony Mayse took a seat on Santa’s lap, looked into his eyes, and told the elderly chimney-hopper exactly what he wants this Christmas: an iPod touch and a drone. But …


Holiday gifts for hosts, homebodies and everybody else

For people who love, love, love to nest and entertain, a gift for the home is always a win. You know the type: a homebody who loves to organize, a …


Mall of America welcomes its first black Santa

Dozens of Santas cycle through Twin Cities shopping centers each year, spreading joy to children who entrust them with their holiday wish lists. What has been missing from that experience, …


‘Nutcracker’ sweets: Visions of these treats will dance in your heads long after the show’s over

The enchanting Land of the Sweets needn’t be just a dream within a dance. Home cooks can carry the whimsy of “The Nutcracker” off of the stage and into their …


Giving the gift of financial well-being at the holidays

Instead of the latest toy or gadget, some people are trying to give their loved ones more financial security this holiday season.


Holiday shopping? Bring these 4 money-saving apps with you

If you’re looking to save a few bucks at the mall while holiday shopping, charge up the smartphone and bring these apps with you.


How to talk about race and politics at Thanksgiving dinner

With Thanksgiving upon us, the inevitable dinner discussion about politics, race, Donald Trump, race, what’s wrong with America – and race – are bound to bring some uncomfortable drama to …


Make Christmas Great Again: For $149, Trump sells the bauble

For Donald Trump supporters looking to extend election season into holiday season, the president-elect’s campaign has a new offering: The Make America Great Again Christmas ornament.


Thanksgiving travel expected to be heaviest since 2007

Americans took to the roads, air and railways Wednesday for what is expected to be the busiest Thanksgiving travel period in almost a decade.


Thanksgiving comes a day early in Idaho

Joshua McQueen, executive chef of Vandals Dining, and a few members of his staff spent Tuesday peeling about 300 pounds of potatoes, preparing 150 pounds of green beans, 30 turkeys, …


Airline seeks court order to end cargo pilot strike

The airline that ships packages for Amazon and DHL says it is seeking a court order to get striking pilots back to work as the busy holiday shipping season kicks …


Humans have changed industrial turkeys so much they can’t even mate without our help

The colorful turkeys we drew in kindergarten don’t resemble the fowl on our modern Thanksgiving tables. Our popular idea of what a turkey looks like seems to be stuck in …


Amazon air contractor aims to force striking pilots back to work

ABX Air, which flies packages for Amazon.com and DHL Worldwide Express, plans to ask a judge to force striking pilots back to work and thwart a threat to disrupt deliveries …