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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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017

Case Keenum-led Vikings beat Lions 30-23, add to division lead

Case Keenum threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score all in the first half to give the Minnesota Vikings a double-digit lead and they went on to beat …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017

Spokane Turkey Trot kicks off Thanksgiving with costumes, dogs and generosity

Unseasonably warm weather made for a likely record-breaking turnout at Spokane’s annual Turkey Trot in Manito Park.


Shawn Vestal: We need to learn to be grateful every day

As the grandiose comfort and convenience of our lives expands, our ability to recognize our good fortune simply can’t keep up.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017

Long-lost siblings plan to unite for Thanksgiving in Medical Lake

Carl Sontowski, of Medical Lake, thought most of his biological relatives had died. Then he got a phone call about a half-sister he never knew.


Rob Curley: Channeling our past can lead us to the future

Last year on Thanksgiving, our newspaper published my first column as the new editor of The Spokesman-Review. It was the first time we talked about some of the philosophical changes …


100 years ago at Camp Lewis: As Washington soldiers train for World War I, they get fed well for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day had a bittersweet feel in 1917, because so many Spokane men were training in Army camps. However, a correspondent at Camp Lewis (later known as Fort Lewis) assured …


Tips to break the Thanksgiving ice

Let’s start, for example, simply by asking questions. Our daily discourse is filled with attitude and declarations. We have forgotten the power of listening.


Lincoln urges nation to give thanks

Today we offer the Thanksgiving proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on Oct. 3, 1863. The year that is drawing towards its close has been filled with the blessings of …


The gift of time: Tom Sherry and his turkey drive

Since 2000, KREM meteorologist Tom Sherry has been the face of Spokane’s Thanksgiving meal distribution.


The gift of time: For Kevin Twohig, serving at UGM Thanksgiving is a family tradition

For eight years, Spokane Public Facilities District CEO Kevin Twohig has volunteered with his family and hundreds of other helpers providing the Union Gospel Mission’s City-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner.


Front Porch: All in all, there are plenty of reasons for thanks, Hval writes

In 10-plus years of writing this twice-monthly column, I’m almost positive the Thanksgiving writing duty has mostly fallen in my lap. Oh, I know colleague Stefanie Pettit has tackled it …