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AAA predicting biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in 9 years

The slowly improving economy could boost travel over the Thanksgiving holiday to levels not seen in nine years.


Obama urges nation to ‘forge unity’ after bitter election

Three days after Election Day, President Barack Obama used his last Veterans Day speech to urge Americans to learn from the example of veterans as a divided nation seeks to …


Snowflakes, Santa seem to be back on Starbucks holiday cups

Starbucks will be unveiling its holiday coffee cups for this year with what look to be snowflakes and reindeer, after last year’s more subdued red cups caused an uproar from …


Fourth of July travel will break records, AAA predicts

Going out of town this Fourth of July weekend? Be prepared for a record-breaking amount of company.


Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines

Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines Friday ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing …


Iconic Christmas display donated by Macy’s to downtown Spokane group

When the downtown Spokane Macy’s closed in March, a big question mark hung above a big empty building and almost an entire city block where the department store stood for …


Making pudding the way great-grandma did

This cake-like dessert is made with a bit of beef fat. But don’t let that scare you.


Spokane rings in the New Year in First Night fashion

The weather outside was a little frightful Thursday night, but that didn’t stop people from putting on their party hats and ringing in the new year. “Weather is a consideration …


Be prepared for winter storms if you hit the road for the holiday

With a winter storm possible over the Inland Northwest this week, it’s smart for holiday travelers - and all drivers - to get ready for winter.


Veterans Day 2015 closures and events

Veterans day closures and events, 2015.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 4, 2015

Lots going on to commemorate Veterans Day, including free admission to lantern festival

A number of events and special offers are planned to commemorate Veterans Day, some starting this week, some taking place next week on Nov. 11.


Veterans Day events

Events commemorating the Veterans Day holiday around the region: Free Veterans Day Meal - Denny’s – Free Build Your Own Grand Slam to active, nonactive and retired military. Dine-in only. …


Promoters offering several ticket deals for arts lovers on your list

It’s not too late to find a holiday gift for the arts lover on your list, as a handful of performing arts companies are offering ticket deals through the end …


Free parking in downtown Spokane; city offices open

Parking will be free at all Spokane meters Monday in observation of the Columbus Day holiday. Trash pickup will occur as scheduled, as will City Council proceedings.


Getting There: Francis Avenue repaving starts this spring

Francis Avenue is getting a facelift starting this spring. The Washington State Department of Transportation is planning to repave the portion of the arterial route west of Division Street that …


Hit us with your best heart

Are your kiddos the creative types? Great, because it’s time for our annual Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest, open to children 12 and younger.


A peek at traditions

‘Don’t peek,” said Dave McCullough. “You have to resist peeking.” McCullough is teaching his granddaughter Chloee Lucki, 10, how to make the orange rolls his family serves every Christmas morning. …


Clouds clear for star-spangled day

The sun shone and the clouds went away as Inland Northwest residents flocked to local Fourth of July celebrations in Coeur d’Alene, Liberty Lake and Spokane on Wednesday. By midafternoon, …


Plan your Fourth of July

Wondering where to see some fireworks today? Want to know whether it’s legal for you to set off your own fireworks? Should the parking meter be plugged? Here’s your guide …


Red, white and divine holiday treats

Don’t let the middle-of-the-week holiday stop you from pulling together a quick, patriotic dessert for your Fourth of July festivities. Here are four festive recipes that can be made today …


Events mark MLK Jr. holiday

There are a number of events related to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday taking place throughout the region: Today


Overcome temptations of holiday overeating

Thanksgiving is over and we find ourselves hip deep in the holiday season, full of good cheer and good food – sometimes too full. You may have overindulged at Thanksgiving, …


Ready… set… gobble

With all the mashed potatoes flying, the big bird to carve and gravy to finish, it’s a wonder anything is still hot when it hits the table for the Thanksgiving …


Readers recall their most memorable Halloween costumes

So you haven’t come up with a plan for a Halloween costume yet? Not to worry. Do what the entertainment industry does: Recycle an old idea.


School Notes: Cataldo school is planning costume sale

For ghosts and goblins preparing for the upcoming spooky holiday, Cataldo Catholic School is hosting its annual Halloween costume sale next Thursday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. …


Grilling season finally upon us

There it is on the calendar: License to grill. The Memorial Day holiday is the unofficial start of summer and, some say, grilling season. Of course, no one has to …


Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday events

Events planned for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday include: MLK Jr. Day School Supplies Drive - “A Day On, Not a Day Off” with supplies to benefit Cheney grade …


Watering your freshly cut Christmas tree right will pay off later

If you’re heading to a Christmas tree farm, heed the research of tree scientist Les Werner and his students: Keep that fresh-cut fir or pine watered once you get it …


Fresh fruits can bring out the best in Easter desserts

Whether you’re serving an elegant evening meal for the Easter holiday or a more casual brunch, the arrival of spring begs for desserts with a seasonal flair. “I love that …


Thanksgiving Day kicks off with slew of parades

Giant balloons, floats, marching bands and clowns with confetti brought smiles to thousands of revelers today eager to catch a glimpse of a parade as steeped in Thanksgiving Day tradition …