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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017

In terror-wary NYC, security tight for Thanksgiving parade

Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017

Five Idaho ski resorts open Thanksgiving weekend

Idaho snow bunnies will have plenty of reason to give thanks with seven regional ski resorts either already open for the season or planning to open around Thanksgiving weekend.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017

Lofty Thanksgiving: Astronauts feasting on pouches of turkey

Astronauts at the International Space Station will feast Thursday on pouches of Thanksgiving turkey.


Flood warnings in western Washington ahead of holiday travel

Western Washington has been hit with the season’s first widespread flooding just as travelers hit the road for Thanksgiving.


What stores are open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

The turkey may still be brining, but this year’s holiday discounts have already begun.


Thanksgiving tribe calls on Trump to grant it casino lands

The Massachusetts tribe that broke bread with the Pilgrims is calling on President Donald Trump to honor his commitment to Native Americans.


Paul Turner: Thanksgiving celebration scenarios are endless

Who will be the MVP of your Inland Northwest Thanksgiving celebration? Go ahead and make your prediction.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017

Volunteers pay it forward at Tom’s Turkey Drive

Aaron Brown grabbed box after box full of 12-pound turkeys, apples, bread, stuffing, canned goods and milk from a towering pallet. It was taller than him, and it was raining, …


Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone

President Donald Trump wielded his pardon power Tuesday to spare a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving roaster, joking that he would also let last year’s turkey pardons stand despite …


Dorothy Dean presents: Turkey cake pops #becausecuteness

These Thanksgiving-themed cake pops can do double duty as dessert and place-card holders.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017

Thanksgiving tribe reclaims language lost to colonization

The Mukayuhsak Weekuw – or “Children’s House” – is an immersion school launched by the Cape Cod-based Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, whose ancestors hosted a harvest celebration with the Pilgrims in …


The Slice: If you don’t want to talk about the Detroit Lions

Great Aunt Thelma is sure to spark some amazing suppositions.


Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. A new president, Nov. 24, 1963


Meals on Wheels gears up for Thanksgiving

Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels plans to serve more than 1,200 turkey dinners at its 12 Silver Cafe locations on Wednesday and through its home-based delivery program.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017

A wet, but warm Thanksgiving on the way

More stormy weather is due over the Inland Northwest during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but forecasters said it should not cause any serious travel problems in the lowlands or in …


MISS MANNERS: You can’t win with Thanksgiving appetizers

Miss Manners advice column for Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.


Science backs it up: Political divisions are impacting Thanksgiving

Politically divided families cut their Thanksgiving dinner short by 20 to 30 minutes in 2016, according to a draft paper by Ryne Rohla, a doctoral candidate in economics at Washington …


Ann McFeatters: Here’s what not to talk about this Thanksgiving

Around many tables there is a great probability that turkey legs will be thrown, gravy bowls overturned, monkey bread flung in all directions and pie smeared on the walls. Here …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017

Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings with a craft table

The Thanksgiving gathering stretches for hours in many families. Give the kids something to do by creating a craft table.


Mama Bear Moxie: Why Thanksgiving is better than Christmas

The long Thanksgiving weekend provides the time together as a family that I crave. The colder weather and the special food mush together to encourage lazy mornings, lots of game …


Drivers pulled over for violations get holiday turkey

Some Montana traffic enforcement officers gave out Thanksgiving turkeys instead of tickets.


Target to offer shoppers a breather after Thanksgiving

Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017

Mall of America will close on Thanksgiving

The largest shopping mall in the country is again pushing back on early Black Friday sales by closing on Thanksgiving – but this time, it plans to take it a …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017

Airlines see Thanksgiving travel rising 3 percent

Get ready for bigger airport crowds over Thanksgiving this year.


Paul Turner: Mike Leach is preparing Cougar fans for politics at the Thanksgiving table

We in the Inland Northwest have had a dress rehearsal for sports at the Thanksgiving table already, thanks to Washington State University football.


Cyber Monday transforms as shoppers are more connected

The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items from their gift list – but a one-day …


Our creation of Thanksgiving offers reflections of how to co-exist

The stories we tell ourselves about our past both shape and reflect us. The most powerful are the creation myths.


Some gobble down turkey, then shop to start holiday season

Thanksgiving Day, rather than the day afterward, has become the start of the holiday shopping season in a shift that delights some and disgusts others.


Turkey day goes to the dogs for good cause

Dogs and their people took part in a 2-mile walk Thursday morning at High Bridge Park to raise funds for the dog park there.


Thankful for Spokane’s revered, underrated and ignored blessings

The people who study this stuff say that expressing gratitude can make you experience gratitude – that you can literally create a sense of thankfulness and appreciation about your life, …