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Bellingham changes Columbus Day name
Bellingham changes Columbus Day name (Photo by Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)
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Bellingham Latest WA City to Cave, Changes Columbus Day Name

Claiming the name Columbus Day was "hurtful" to Native Americans, the Bellingham City Council has voted to replace Columbus Day with another..

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What Is the History of Cinco de Mayo?

With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, a few of you may be wondering, what exactly is Cinco de Mayo? Put down that sweet margarita and let us enlighten you.

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Christmas for Children gifts
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Christmas for Children A Big Success – Thanks to ALL Our Newstalk 870 Friends!

Thanks to your generosity,  hundreds of foster children in the Columbia Basin received wonderful Christmas gifts this holiday season.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Home Alone’

If you tried to describe the violent holiday classic ‘Home Alone’ to someone who had never seen it, they might wonder why it’s considered a “must watch” at Christmas time. Watching the precocious, sadistic Kevin McAllister (played by Macaulay Culkin) find new and unique ways to commit assault and battery against two hapless burglars doesn’t sound like something that would teach an impressionable child about why the holidays are important.

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Naughty or Nice Survey Reveals Americans Are Not Even Close to Well-Behaved

So, are you naughty or nice?

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(Images via MGM, Warner Bros, and 20th Century Fox)
(Images via MGM, Warner Bros, and 20th Century Fox)
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12 Things You Didn’t Know About Some Of Your Favorite Christmas Movies

Christmas films like A Christmas Story and Christmas Vacation go right along with mistletoe, carols, and cookies as staples of the holiday season.  And in celebration of the 12 days of Christmas, here are 12 bits of trivia you may not know about some of your favorite Christmas movies.

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The PERFECT Gift For the Doomsday Prepper On Your Christmas List!

What's the holidays without a gas mask?

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Major Retailers Begin Black Friday Sales Thanksgiving Night
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Camping Out at Stores for Black Friday – Stupid, Or Smart?

We're still waiting for the first official sighting of Black Friday campers setting up outside their favorite store in the Tri-Cities, but reports from across the country say it started happening 3-4 days or more ago!

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WA Holiday DUI Campaign Now Features a Designated Driver Gift Card!

Just in time for the holidays,  law enforcement officers will be watching for impaired drivers. But this year, you can actually give the gift of safe driving.

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Halloween is one of America's favorite holidays. And one of the most traditional.
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The True Origins of Halloween Traditions — Jack-o’-Lanterns, Witches, Costumes, More

Why do we celebrate Halloween by putting on bizarre outfits and asking strangers for candy? Who is Stingy Jack, and why does he haunt our dreams? We decided to take a look at a few of Halloween's most well-known customs and ask, What do they all mean? 

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