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Stories tagged: thanksgiving

Great Northwest Wine: A regional shopping list for Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving can be a tricky meal for wine pairing. There are so many flavors on your plate, but one wine cannot work with everything. To solve this, the best strategy …

For thousands of troops, holiday dinner is at U.S. border

Thousands of American troops spent Thanksgiving deployed to the U.S. border with Mexico, joining fellow service members overseas in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere who marked the holiday away from loved …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018

Shoppers get a day early start on Black Friday shopping

Firas Alhasani had a plan. Get in. Get the TV. Get out. Such is the life of a Black Friday shopper. Especially one who shows up three hours early to …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018

Runners brave brisk temperatures for annual Turkey Trot

Brisk temperatures and the threat of a rain shower didn’t deter about 2,000 people from heading to Manito Park Thursday morning for the Bloomsday Runners Club’s annual Turkey Trot.

Relatives, strangers offer hot meal, comfort to evacuees

Hannah Crenshaw hosts a Thanksgiving dinner each year, cooking turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes – her favorite – for up to 15 guests at her home in Magalia.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018

Despite cold, balloons fly at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

Frigid temperatures and blustery winds were no match for holiday cheer as giant character balloons took to the skies, and performers on floats and marching bands made their way through …

Looking to burn off some turkey? Check out Quartzite Mountain near Chewelah

If views, a vigorous (but short) hike and crisp air appeal, the 3-mile round-trip Quartzite Trail is the perfect way to burn through your post-Thanksgiving stupor.

Daniel Krauthammer: The lessons my father taught me about being thankful

Thirty-three years ago today, my father published a column that explored the meaning of Thanksgiving – beyond cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and pigskin. Reading that column, which is featured in …

Mark Anthony Rolo: Thanksgiving for a Native American

Every year at this time I wonder why we, as American Indians, bother to celebrate Thanksgiving. Despite all our social ills and battles with state and the federal government, we …

A picture of resilience: Severe electrical shock nearly claimed David Olsen’s life

David Olsen will never forget Thanksgiving 1981. That’s the day he returned home following a four-month hospital stay – the result of a near fatal boating accident.

Shawn Vestal: Discovering gratitude in the unlikeliest of moments

The abundance and ease of the average American life in 2018 is a marvel, and it’s surpassingly easy to simply list the reasons we have to be thankful. But isn’t …

Turkeys fly off shelves at local meat markets

Local meat markets sell hundreds of turkeys in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.

Trump grants poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots

In an annual Thanksgiving tradition, President Donald Trump used the power of his office Tuesday to save a pair of meaty turkeys from the holiday table.

Paul Turner: Doubling down on grace could be a new Spokane-inspired Thanksgiving tradition

Most people offering the blessing do a decent job of staying on point. At least in my experience. They are sincere and focused on gratitude. But every once in a …

With Thankgiving dinner, tolerance, goodwill on the menu

Yes, omnivores, vegetarians and vegans can find peace and happiness at the same Thanksgiving table.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Getting There: The winter gear you need as you climb Sherman Pass on your way to Thanksgiving dinner

Not much is known about the first Thanksgiving, despite the myths we’ve built up around the holiday celebrating gratitude, friends, family and fall.

Why a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey shouldn’t ruin your Thanksgiving

There’s no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey.

Why Thanksgiving isn’t necessarily a celebration: a Native American writer’s take

Plenty of Native people still celebrate the holiday, too. Everyone has the time off and no one is against gratitude. It’s complicated. And I would never condemn a Native person …

Mama Bear Moxie: Ditching the turkey this year

But, I’m putting my foot down this year. Here’s my list of reasons why I’m going turkey-less:

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018

Many local organizations offering free Thanksgiving meals next week

Many Spokane organizations will be providing Thanksgiving meals over the holiday.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018

Near-record number of travelers expected next week; weather promises to be fair

Thanksgiving travel is expected to be at record high levels with thousands of people taking to the air or road during the holiday.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

WSP ramping up Apple Cup, Thanksgiving patrols

Thanksgiving break for Washington State University is right around the corner, as is the highly anticipated Apple Cup in Pullman, and troopers will be ramping up their patrols in response …

14 places to buy Thanksgiving pie

Now is the time to place an order if you want a pie in time for Thanksgiving.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017

Idaho woman recounts Thanksgiving Day beating

An Idaho woman testified that her boyfriend severely beat her on Thanksgiving and enlisted her toddler to help torture her.

Weathercatch: ‘River in the sky’ brings tropical Thanksgiving to Inland NW

A long plume of warm, moist airflow from the tropics to the Western U.S. put record-warm temperatures and intermittent rain on the Thanksgiving Day menu in eastern Washington.

Retail group: Those using both online, stores spending more

A retail trade group estimates that people who shopped both online and in stores from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday spent more than those who stuck to one or the other.

Montana saw record warm temperatures on Thanksgiving

More than a dozen Montana cities and towns saw record high temperatures on Thanksgiving.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017

Uma Thurman lashes out at Harvey Weinstein in cryptic post

Uma Thurman has wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving – everyone except disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Dana Milbank: A bounty of gratitude, if you must know

In short, Sarah, I am thankful that a combination of brave people, brilliant framers and dumb luck have prevented your boss from doing much worse.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017

Rivers, Chargers beat fading Cowboys 28-6 on Thanksgiving

Philip Rivers threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns in his first Thanksgiving game in his 14th season and the Los Angeles Chargers beat the fading Dallas Cowboys 28-6 on …