Cranberries have been a part of Thanksgiving from its very first celebration in 1620 when Squanto and the Wampanoag people of current-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, added them to the celebration of the Pilgrim’s arrival in America.
Spokane Valley lost another piece of its history recently with the death of Bert J. Porter, a lifelong resident raised on his parents’ farm who would spend his later years giving back to the community where he grew up. Longtime friend Jayne Singleton said Porter was a true farm boy.
Mark and Sandi Sannes celebrated their 25th anniversary in April, a milestone to be sure, but enduring marriages run in the family. After all, Mark’s aunt and uncle recently marked their 65th anniversary and were featured in this series on Oct. 15.
Spokane Valley’s new assistant police chief comes with a background of service in the Air Force, a focus on domestic violence and sexual assault and five years as Mayor of Airway Heights.
Mandi Rehn is in her ninth year as principal at Opportunity Elementary in Spokane Valley and transitioning to a new job in the Central Valley School District main office. As she juggles both jobs, she was just named the Washington State Elementary Principal of the Year by the Association of Washington School Principals.
Chances are wherever the extended McHugh family and friends are gathering today, they’ll be tucking into matriarch Barbara McHugh’s turkey dressing. While the group may be smaller than usual, Barbara, 92, hasn’t retired from the kitchen. “I’ll be making my dressing,” she said.
With the arrival of cooler weather and the lifting of the burn ban, more residents are taking the opportunities to have backyard fires.
A year ago today, more than a thousand people bundled up to brave cold temperatures and winds at the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Spokane. As runners and walkers congregated at the starting line, the temperature was 25 degrees. With winds gusting up to 38 mph, the windchill “feels-like” temperature made it seem even colder.
It may be tough, when sitting down to a less crowded table after a year of living apart, to county your blessings on this Thanksgiving Day. But they are out there, and experts say focusing on the positive can help build resiliency for the next time things get tough.
After a car chase Sunday night, a Spokane County deputy shot and killed a man suspected of driving recklessly, crashing into parked cars and speeding toward officers.
The morning of Black Friday may have been a tamer affair with a pandemic raging. But at least at some stores in the Inland Northwest, there still were some sweet deals – along with crowds eager to nab them.
Scammers could potentially benefit from lag times in processing concealed pistol licenses this year, according to a Spokane Police Department news release.
A north Spokane woman died in an accidental fire Monday. Firefighters say it looked like she’d used a barbecue to heat her home when the utilities were turned off, according to a Spokane Fire Department news release.
Spokane police are investigating three possible cases of money laundering, according to court documents.
Spokane police are investigating a suspicious death after they found a man’s body in his car on the 500 block of West Cliff Drive around 8:20 a.m. Saturday.
This column ran Tuesday, a day earlier than planned, due to an editor’s error. Here it is again, in full. Kershner will file a fresh piece for Thanksgiving Day.
The Seattle City Council approved the city’s 2021 budget with reductions to the police budget, though not as much as activists sought amid mass demonstrations against police brutality over the summer.
In a news conference just two days before Thanksgiving, Inslee and other health officials again urged residents of the importance of not gathering, as hospitals may not be able to handle it.
Washington’s 26th Legislative District, which includes parts of Pierce and Kitsap counties, will have a Democrat in the Senate and two Republicans in the House next year. It was incorrectly labelled on a map on page A6 of Tuesday’s newspaper about the partisan breakdown in 2021 of Washington’s legislative districts as a result of a reporter’s error. Also, the district will be one of four legislative districts statewide that be represented by legislators from two parties next year. The incorrect number was listed in the accompanying article that ran on the front page.
Murder charges have been filed against a man accused of fatally beating a woman outside the Tulalip Resort Casino.
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