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Stories tagged: thanksgiving

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Thanksgiving opening makes for saner Black Friday shopping

Those shopping Friday suggested the continuing trend of stores opening on Thanksgiving has made Black Friday a tamer affair.

Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving arrived with a sense of loss, but also a sense of solidarity, in enclaves of U.S. dual-national families in northern Mexico almost four weeks after nine of their relatives …

Thanksgiving brings brief respite from worst of snow, winds

Wintry weather temporarily loosened its grip across much of the U.S. just in time for Thanksgiving, but travelers were bracing for heavy snow and blizzard conditions in some areas as …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Thousands brave cold weather for Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Manito Park

It was still a few degrees below freezing when runners began darting through the park on Thursday morning, hats shaped like turkeys and pumpkin pies bobbing on their heads.

Eli Francovich: Appreciate, invest in our natural spaces as Spokane grows

I’ve been fortunate to travel the world and the United States, visiting places famed for their natural beauty.

Gardening: Thanksgiving menu evolves over time

Later today many of us will sit down to a hardy meal of traditional Thanksgiving foods like turkey, mash potatoes, sweet potatoes, Brussel sprouts and green bean casserole.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

Area Native Americans navigate past, present as other cultures celebrate their heritage

“I like to think of it as medicine, because you’re bringing back something that your ancestors did,” said Isaac Tonasket, a senior at Wellpinit High School, who is working to …

Gonzaga returning to Orlando tournament next season

Gonzaga has thoroughly enjoyed its last three trips to Orlando, a trend the Zags hope continues next season. The Zags are officially part of the eight-team field at 2020 Orlando …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Thanksgiving traditions take a back seat to basketball for Gonzaga players while in the Bahamas

Under Mark Few, the Bulldogs have played in 15 Thanksgiving tournaments out of 21 seasons.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

NFL previews: Jason Garrett, Cowboys face questions against Bills

While the Dallas Cowboys prepare for another national TV game amid questions about coach Jason Garrett’s future, the Buffalo Bills just want to keep rolling toward the playoffs on a …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

‘It takes an entire community’: Volunteers drive turkey-donating event in 20th year

It took more than 1,600 volunteers to put together and distribute 11,000 Thanksgiving meals for Tom’s Turkey Drive over the last several days. For many families, that meant they didn’t …

Leftovers: These little bundles are Thanksgiving 2.0

One of the easiest ways to handle Thanksgiving leftovers is to deal with them that very night before you’ve gone through the hassle of pulling out 90 million Tupperware containers …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

NYC commuters enjoy Thanksgiving feast on subway car

Thanksgiving came early for a group of New York City commuters who enjoyed a holiday feast on a subway train.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Which turkey will Trump pardon? Will it be Bread or Butter?

Which Thanksgiving turkey will earn a presidential pardon? Will it be Bread or Butter?

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Stop! Washing your Thanksgiving turkey could spread germs

Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food say experts say don’t – repeat don’t – wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on …

100 years ago in Mullan, Idaho: Trapped miners would need to wait up to another week for rescue

The sense of urgency in rescuing a pair of miners trapped in the Gold Hunter Mine had subsided, and crews were instead looking at digging out the entombed workers from …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 24, 2019

Some beat the Thanksgiving travel rush ahead of ‘very windy’ Wednesday, heavy late-week traffic

Some motorists who stopped by the Post Falls rest stop Sunday on Interstate 90 were on their way to holiday gatherings. Others looked forward to spending time with their family …

Five old-school table accessories to revive for the holidays

At one time, baby boomers may have loved hauling out their French rimmed soup plates and polishing their sterling salt-and-pepper shakers, but many of these accessories have moved into the …

The Full Suburban: One wedding and a Fakesgiving meal

I feel like congratulations are in order because we have officially reached the best part of the year. I think it’s clear from my previous columns that Halloween, while fun …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …