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What our readers are grateful for this holiday season

We asked our readers what makes them grateful this holiday season.


Gratitude, ‘the greatest of virtues,’ improves your life

Four Inland Northwest residents discuss the role of gratitude in their lives. It helps them recognize the kindness of others, promotes forgiveness, makes them aware of others’ needs and brings …


Rob Curley: Thanksgiving, serendipity and why today’s front page looks like it’s from 1910

The Spokesman-Review’s front page looks different today; that’s on purpose.


Perfect soundtrack for cooking the feast can be found on Broadway

For years, Spokane Public Radio’s Verne Windham has played Broadway show tunes on Thanksgiving morning. The tradition continues this year.


How to talk about race and politics at Thanksgiving dinner

With Thanksgiving upon us, the inevitable dinner discussion about politics, race, Donald Trump, race, what’s wrong with America – and race – are bound to bring some uncomfortable drama to …


In decades-old tradition, Gonzaga Prep students deliver food to Spokane’s neediest

In the space of a week Gonzaga Prep students gathered more than 100,000 pounds of food. Wednesday they delivered some of that food to families throughout Spokane.


Thanksgiving travel expected to be heaviest since 2007

Americans took to the roads, air and railways Wednesday for what is expected to be the busiest Thanksgiving travel period in almost a decade.


Thanksgiving comes a day early in Idaho

Joshua McQueen, executive chef of Vandals Dining, and a few members of his staff spent Tuesday peeling about 300 pounds of potatoes, preparing 150 pounds of green beans, 30 turkeys, …


Gardening: Cranberries in the spotlight on Thanksgiving table

Our Thanksgiving dinners are often all about tradition. Family traditions centered around whose recipe for the green bean casserole will be featured. Is it corn bread or bread stuffing? Do …


Cranberries bubble from bog to Thanksgiving table

Cranberry bogs in Washington state produce solid hues of vibrant red each fall as one of the state’s lesser-known crops is harvested in the months before Thanksgiving.


Black Friday will be soggy and chilly

Black Friday looks like it will be soggy Friday


Don’t feel like cooking Thanksgiving meal? Eat out instead

Some local restaurants will be open Thanksgiving. Just saying…


Front Porch: Political divides may corrupt Thanksgiving meal

I wish I had it in me to believe that this Thanksgiving will turn out to be what we all hope for – a big joyous meal shared with family …


Humans have changed industrial turkeys so much they can’t even mate without our help

The colorful turkeys we drew in kindergarten don’t resemble the fowl on our modern Thanksgiving tables. Our popular idea of what a turkey looks like seems to be stuck in …


Weathercatch: Thankful for our weather – here’s why

Bad weather is hitting parts of the country as millions of people are driving or flying during the Thanksgiving holiday. Here in the Inland Northwest, we’re sitting pretty. Sure, we’ve …


SpokAnimal hosts Thanksgiving Day dog walk

If you’ve got a four-legged friend and want to get some exercise before Thursday’s big dinner, SpokAnimal is looking for you.


Thanksgiving holiday travel could be touch and go with rain and snow

Weather forecasters said that snow will likely be seen in the mountains through the weekend, but a mix of rain or snow is more likely at lower elevations


O’Hare Airport workers delay strike until after Thanksgiving weekend

About 500 workers at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago say they’ll strike Nov. 29, after the Thanksgiving holiday.


Inland Northwest vegans enjoy a Thanksgiving feast; animal products not included

For four years, Josh Meckel and his staff at Inland Northwest Vegans – a nonprofit vegan association – have coordinated a Thanksgiving vegan potluck. This year’s iteration took place at …


Thanks for giving: Area volunteers pull out all stops to bring holiday cheer to the Inland Northwest.

Area volunteers step up to make Thanksgiving brighter for those who need help.


AAA predicting biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in 9 years

The slowly improving economy could boost travel over the Thanksgiving holiday to levels not seen in nine years.


Major retailers mixed on embracing Thanksgiving hours

This year, a number of chains kept their Thanksgiving plans under wraps, which heightened speculation that turkey day might be reverting to its shop-free roots.


Thanksgiving Day shopping is here to stay – with some tweaks

Thanksgiving Day shopping – a delight to some, an anathema to others – isn’t going away, but some stores are rethinking their strategies on whether it makes sense to be …


Mall of America bucks trend by closing on Thanksgiving

Bucking the trend in recent years of Black Friday shopping encroaching into Thanksgiving, the nation’s biggest mall has decided not to open on the holiday this year


Sue Lani Madsen: Giving thanks for survival

We have a day to thank Veterans, Mothers, Fathers, Presidents, even Labor unions. It would be appropriate for Spokane’s Mayor Condon to issue a proclamation for a day of thanksgiving …


Frustration rises among the last residents without power

The number of people in Spokane without power continues to decline with each passing day. But for some of those who were still in the dark as Thanksgiving day dawned, …


Doug Clark: We need more people like Bill Church

Portrait of a thankful man. Eighty-year-old Bill Church sits in a straight-backed chair parked close to the flickering gold glow of his gas fireplace, the only source of heat in …


Washington proclaims Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 1789

“…that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection.”


Avista linemen to work right through Thanksgiving to restore power after windstorm

More than 100 crews of linemen are deployed across Spokane neighborhoods hardest hit by last week’s windstorm.


Free and low-cost Thanksgiving meals available in many locations

Wednesday Greater Spokane Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving Dinners - Community dinners for seniors age 60 and older will be served. In Spokane: 11 a.m., American Indian Center, 801 E. Second …