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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

CNN televised its news anchors getting drunk on New Year’s Eve

On Monday, CNN’s anchors and correspondents engaged in what has become an annual tradition for the network on New Year’s Eve: drinking on air.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 11:42 p.m.

Spokane kicks off 2019 with a bang in Riverfront Park

New Year’s Eve revelers gathered by the hundreds to watch fireworks in Riverfront Park.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9 p.m.

2 million in Times Square for New Year’s? Experts say no way

Ryan Seacrest and Anderson Cooper will be there. Snoop Dogg, too. But 1 or 2 million people in New York’s Times Square for New Year’s Eve? As Snoop would say, …

Five myths about New Year’s Eve

Almost all societies have celebrated the change in the year, no matter what calendar they’ve followed, from ancient Babylonia to imperial Rome. Humans like moments that impart meaning to the …

Say hello to 2019 at one of these New Year’s Eve events

Events all over Spokane and Coeur d’Alene ring in the new year

Eckart Preu to lead his final New Year’s Eve performance of Beethoven’s Ninth

This year’s concert will feature more than 150 performers on stage, including the Spokane Symphony Chorale.

Ring in 2019 on a musical note with these New Year’s Eve concerts

Stop by the Observatory, the House of Soul Omega or the Bartlett for a musical start to 2019.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

Spokane’s New Year’s fireworks display moving to 9 p.m.; First Night hopes to make comeback

Celebrate New Year’s at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at Riverfront Park. The earlier time is meant to coincide with park activities, not necessarily New Year’s in New York.

How to make a New Year’s resolution that will actually work

The most common mistakes people make are a mix of the following: 1. Their goals are extreme and lead to an unsustainable plan. 2. They set a lofty resolution without …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Crystal ball drops in frigid Times Square to mark 2018

The glittering crystal ball dropped with a burst of confetti and dazzling fireworks as revelers rang in 2018 in frigid Times Square – the second-coldest celebration there on record.

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 8:32 p.m.

Trump rings in ‘fantastic’ new year at Palm Beach club

President Donald Trump predicted a “fantastic 2018” on Sunday night as he strolled down a red carpet to bid farewell to 2017 with an exclusive bash at his private club.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

German police union chief slams NYE ‘safe zone’ for women

A German police union boss has criticized organizers of Berlin’s annual open-air New Year’s Eve party for designating a special “safety area” for women, saying it suggests they aren’t safe …

Police warn against celebratory New Year’s Eve gunfire

Police around the country have urged residents against the dangerous practice of shooting off guns to celebrate the New Year and warned of criminal charges against those who do.

Find your groove on New Year’s Eve

There’s little doubt that New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest nights out of the year. It also offers great variety with offers ranging from classic and upscale to …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Heightened security in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve

An unprecedented number of law enforcement officers and National Guard members will be on duty when tens of thousands of people gather to ring in 2018 on the Las Vegas …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 7:36 p.m.

Pasco man’s Space Needle footage was striking – until his drone struck the top.

A 20-year-old Pasco man is facing a charge of reckless endangerment for crashing his drone on the roof of the Space Needle on New Year’s Eve.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

Sponsorship increases for Idaho New Year’s Eve potato drop

New York City drops a ball in Times Square when the clock marks New Year’s Day, but in downtown Boise, a giant potato falls from the sky.

CNN sacks Kathy Griffin over Trump video as backlash builds

Kathy Griffin has lost a decadelong gig ringing in the new year for CNN as a backlash builds over her video displaying a likeness of President Donald Trump’s severed head.

Gunman in New Year’s Eve slayings at Istanbul club still at large

Turkish police struggled Sunday to track down a gunman who attacked New Year’s Eve revelers at a popular Istanbul nightclub, killing at least 39 people, most of them foreigners. Close …

Families celebrate New Year’s Eve at Kids Night

Kids like to celebrate New Year’s Eve, too, but not all can manage to stay up until midnight to ring in the new year. Those who wanted to party early …

New Year’s Eve: 7 places to eat, drink and be merry, and 7 places to feed the hangover

With New Year’s Eve on a Saturday this year, there are plenty of options for fun. Recuperating the next day? We have you covered there, too.

Let the kids enjoy New Year’s festivities 12 hours early

If staying up late isn’t your thing, but you still want to celebrate, head to a library. The Indian Trail, Shadle and South Hill branches of Spokane Public Library are …

New Year’s Eve: Turn your ears toward 2017

New Year’s Eve falls on a Saturday this year, which is good news for anyone who doesn’t have to work on the weekend and wants to ring in 2017 with …

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 …

First Night celebrations more compact this year, but will still go out with a bang

The new executive director of First Night Spokane had one mission this year – bring people in from the cold.

Let the kids enjoy New Year’s festivities 12 hours early

If staying up late isn’t your thing, but you still want to celebrate, head to a library. The Indian Trail, Shadle and South Hill branches of Spokane Public Library are …

U.N.’s Ban Ki-moon to push Times Square 2017 countdown button

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will perform one last ceremonial duty before ending his 10-year leadership of the world body.

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 …

100 years ago in Spokane: With prohibition approaching, police warn partiers that drinking must stop at midnight on New Year’s Eve

From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s commissioner of public safety splashed cold water on revelers making plans for one final night of drinking on New Year’s Eve.

Two dead in Renton New Year’s Eve party shooting

RENTON, WASH. — Two men are dead and a third was injured after gunfire erupted at the end of a New Year’s Eve party in Renton.