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UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

Spokane teens model gowns to raise money for prom dress nonprofit program

Forty local teens volunteered to model prom dresses, to raise funds for a dress exchange program that offers formal wear to teens who may not be able to afford full-priced …


This prom picture is about so much more than a hairdo

When I asked readers last week to share their old photos, I was thinking of amusingly dated hairstyles and outlandish prom outfits. Then an email arrived from Barbara Hill.


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 6:49 a.m.

Paul Turner: Do your prom pictures stir great memories? If yes (or no) send them to me.

For newspaper readers, there is no content quite so compelling, quite so irresistible as decades-old photos of teenagers about to traipse off to their high school proms.


Admiring teen’s courage, Dwayne Johnson declines prom invite

An eastern Minnesota teen who asked her celebrity crush Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to prom got a huge surprise when he actually responded.


Mom spends $25K on exotic cars, sand, camel for son’s prom

One Philadelphia teenager’s mom took his prom to the extreme, spending $25,000 on a camel, three tons of sand and exotic cars. He brought three dates, all in custom-made gowns, …


UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:10 p.m.

Senior prom at Riverview dances down memory lane

Riverview Retirement Community in Spokane held a prom-themed dance last week for residents and employees, with plenty of reminiscing.


UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 12:44 p.m.

Liberty Lake’s Royal Closet dress exchange features prom, homecoming wear

Prom season isn’t quite over and now there’s a new resource for young people looking who can’t afford to spend hundreds of dollars on a gown to wear one night. …


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

Orofino teen reported missing after prom dies in car crash

The 17-year-old Orofino teenager who ran away after his prom earlier this week died Wednesday afternoon after a car crash on Sunny Side Bench Road near Lenore, Idaho.


Prom dress donation business gets new owner and renewed energy

Spokane organization donates fashionable prom dresses and gowns to young women in need


UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

With a little help from John Mayer, Coeur d’Alene student lands his prom date

At an Edmonton concert, the singer-songwriter recorded a promposal video.


Teen who killed classmate after prom rejection gets 25 years

A teenager was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for fatally stabbing a classmate after she turned down his invitation to the junior prom.


Students stuck in Steam Plant elevator en route to prom

Ten Mt. Spokane High School students nearly missed prom – perhaps deservedly – when they got stuck in an elevator. The group was in the elevator after finishing dinner at …


When it comes to ‘prom-posals,’ high school students are going to extremes

Tyrus Goldsworthy had it planned for weeks. He would have roses at the ready, play George Strait’s “Check Yes or No” and enlist the help of his youth group at …


Firefighters rescue Mt. Spokane students headed to prom from elevator

Ten Mt. Spokane High School students nearly missed prom – perhaps deservedly – when they got stuck in an elevator.


Celestial Selections stakes its claim to prom, wedding fashions

Don and Erlene Clifton’s business, Celestial Selections, is cruising through its busy time of year. The Spokane Valley couple has operated the wedding and prom-fashion retail store the past 13 …


North Central alumni take long route to prom

When Dave Snyder and Barbara Kolbet were seniors at North Central High School in 1971, she turned him down for a date to the prom. She wanted to be faithful …


On the Money: Parents put teens on pedestal for prom night

The prom is making a big comeback. The recession forced parents and teens to cut back on spending for the annual high school dance, but wallets are finally opening again.


Special prom and a nod

A group of teens gathered Saturday to get gussied up for prom. The room filled with the sound of chatter as they browsed racks of evening gowns. They got their …


Senior project collects affordable prom dresses

In the romantic comedy “27 Dresses,” a young woman has been a bridesmaid 27 times. One at a time she puts on the gowns, in a rainbow of colors and …


Nonprofit offers free prom gown of choice for special night

There has already been a flood of girls looking for beautiful dresses, but then there was a real flood. When Julianne Sullivan arrived at Julianne’s Prom Closet early Monday morning, …


Mt. Spokane High’s prom back on track

The prom is back on track at Mt. Spokane High School. Earlier this year, the senior class discovered it had lost a $2,150 deposit when The Sapphire Room unexpectedly went …


Parent-hosted drinking parties are illegal

Parents planning to host post-prom or graduation drinking parties should make other plans. Even though it’s legal for kids to drink in private homes with their parents present, it’s not …