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In Poland, thousands join nationalist Independence Day march

Tens of thousands of Poles joined on Monday in a yearly Independence Day march organized by nationalist groups, an event that has grown over the past decade as the far …


Trudy Rubin: Tanks on the National Mall: What would George Washington think of Trump’s July 4?

As President Trump turns Washington’s Independence Day celebration into a political rally, complete with tanks and flyovers, I wondered what our first president would say.


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

Hey, patriot, take our annual Independence Day trivia quiz

So you consider yourself a true American patriot, a Yankee Doodle Dandy? Then we’ve got a quiz for you.


100 years ago in Spokane: Giant Independence Day parade had an international flavor

Spokane’s giant Victory and Independence Day parade through downtown had an international flavor.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Trump touts July 4 military ‘salute’; critics see politics

President Donald Trump on Tuesday promised military tanks along with “Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!” for the Fourth of July in Washington. But the District of Columbia’s says “Tanks, …


Trump to honor US military during Fourth of July address

President Donald Trump’s participation in the nation’s annual Fourth of July celebration will include a Trump speech honoring America’s armed forces, along with music, military demonstrations and flyovers, the administration …


Confusion abounds as Trump’s July 4 plans remain a mystery

With three weeks to go, exactly what’s going to happen in Washington on the Fourth of July remains a subject of intense confusion because of President Donald Trump plans to …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018

Nearly 2 dozen cited for firework violations during July Fourth

Local fire fighters issued 22 citations in Spokane on Independence Day holiday and received hundreds of firework related calls leading up to it.


Last year 262 Washingtonians were injured by fireworks

Every Fourth of July, firefighters around the country remind Americans not to injure or kill themselves by patriotically blowing things up. Last year, about 262 Washingtonians did not heed the …


Behind the sparks: How Spokane gets its Fourth of July fireworks

For spectators at this year’s July Fourth fireworks show at Riverfront Park, little more is required than to just show up. But for Dale Cyr


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017

60,000 join far-right march on Poland’s Independence Day

Tens of thousands of nationalists marched in a demonstration organized by far-right groups in Warsaw Saturday, as Poles celebrated their country’s Independence Day.


UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017

Neighborhood spirit abounds at annual Fourth of July parade on Spokane’s South Hill

A spunky parade that starts at 10 a.m. every July Fourth at Wall and Lincoln streets on Spokane’s South Hill is small enough to take timeouts for lemonade.


U.S. marks Independence Day with pomp, dazzle, hot dog contest

Americans are celebrating their country’s 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating.


Jefferson’s last public letter reminds us what Independence Day is all about

As the nation’s 50th Fourth of July approached in 1826, Thomas Jefferson was at one of the lowest points of his life.


Spokane Fourth of July celebrations started with humble gathering in 1874

Spokane’s Fourth of July celebrations since 1874 have featured music, cannons, marijuana and more.


U.S. to mark Independence Day with pomp, dazzle, hot dog contest

Americans are celebrating their country’s birthday Tuesday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating, marking a day of shared traditions in a nation …


UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017

Ground beef prices at three-year low just in time for July 4

According to May data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, one pound of ground beef cost averaged $3.56, down 68 cents from the 2015 peak of $4.24, making it …


SCRAPS officers busy in early July wrangling pets scared by fireworks

The first days of July are one of the busiest times of year for the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, largely due to pets being frightened out of their …


Spin Control: Annual Independence Day quiz tests trivial knowledge of important holiday

Try your hand at Spin Control’s annual Independence Day Trivia Quiz, or test your friends’ and family’s knowledge of July 4 facts.


Celebrity focus: Pullman’s ‘Independence Day’ call-to-arms lives on

In “Independence Day: Resurgence,” Bill Pullman will reprise his much loved president from the 1996 original. His Whitmore was a relatively small piece of the movie, which featured other attractions …


Quiz will help you brush up on your U.S. patriotism

So, you think you’re a good patriot. The flag pin on your lapel says “Made in America.” You sing “The Star Spangled Banner” before baseball games without looking at the …


July 5th show

Sometimes, even America gets a belated birthday greeting. That was the case in Republic, Wash., where the Chamber of Commerce had to postpone the town’s annual Fourth of July fireworks …


Floating Fourth

The horde of floating craft looked like a cross between “Waterworld” and a Macy’s parade. As they have for decades, boaters on Loon Lake decked out their watercraft in stars …


Loon Lake celebrates Fourth with boat parade

The horde of floating craft looked like a cross between “Waterworld” and a Macy’s parade. As they have for decades, boaters on Loon Lake decked out their watercraft in stars …


Test your patriotic knowledge this Fourth

So you think you’re a good patriot. You wear a flag pin on your pajamas, know that the last two words to “The Star Spangled Banner” are not “Play ball,” …


Doug Clark: Test how your idea of Fourth of July fun adds up

Happy Fourth of July! It’s the day we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence by those mythical forefathers.


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 …


Start the celebration with a history refresher

Test your Yankee Doodle IQ with our Fourth of July quiz. 1. What year did the American colonies declare independence from Great Britain?


George, Washington, serving cherry pie for 4th

GEORGE, Wash. — Is it really the world’s largest cherry pie? Would George, Washington, tell a lie?


A Festive Fourth

The Fourth of July Festival in Riverfront Park is like a big Spokane family reunion. It’s a little loud and sweaty, featuring people of all ages and ethnicities. It’s full …