There’s help for those who care for Alzheimer’s patients

There's help for those who care for Alzheimer’s patients
George and P.J. Watters sit in the Spokane living room of P.J.’s sister home, where George, who is experiencing the start of Alzheimer’s disease, spends his days while P.J. is at work. The home is close to where P.J. works and allows her to come home and visit him during her work day. Photographed Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
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Experts say it's important for loved ones who care for someone who has Alzheimer’s to have support and backup, even during the early stages of the disease.

Spokane-made zombie series completes Season 3
‘Z Nation’

Spokane-made zombie series completes Season 3

“Z Nation,” the post-zombie apocalypse SyFy show, is nearing the end of filming its third season. The crew set up on Wall Street between Main and Riverside avenues Friday morning to shoot scenes for episode 13, in which two of the show’s heroes continue their search for a cure to rid the world of zombies. The crew expects to wrap production in Spokane this week.



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Zach Shellbetter published an opinion piece on the Medium website detailing his experiences using EpiPens. (Courtesy Zach Shellbetter)

An EpiPen saved my life last week, Spokane resident writes 

new Editor’s Note: This opinion piece first appeared on the website Medium; Spokane resident Zach Shallbetter is co-founder at @Uxiliary, Executive Director of the Inland Northwest Technologists and founder of frontenddevelopers.org. I wish I had a photo of Saturday, Aug. 20 ...




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In this April 9, 2008, file photo, actor Gene Wilder listens as he is introduced to receive the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Culture and Tourism at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. Wilder, who starred in such film classics as “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Young Frankenstein” has died. He was 83. (Jessica Hill / Associated Press)

Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

updated Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles,” has died. He was 83. Wilder’s nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died earlier this month in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer’s disease.




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Idaho Rep.  Raul Labrador listens to comments and concerns during a visit to Wallace on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador listens to comments and concerns during a visit to Wallace on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Raul rising: Labrador embraces role as Idaho’s agitator in Congress  21 

A fractious tea party favorite and co-founder of the insurgent House Freedom Caucus, Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador doesn’t care much for the traditions or norms of Congress. Now seeking a fourth two-year term, he leads a faction pushing instead for fundamental change – even if it has to tear everything down to get it.



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Visitors watch the morning sun illuminate the Grand Tetons, partially obscured by smoke from nearby wildfires, as seen from within the Great Room at the Jackson Lake Lodge, in Grand Teton National Park, north of Jackson Hole, Wyo., Sunday, Aug 28, 2016. (Brennan Linsley / Associated Press)
Visitors watch the morning sun illuminate the Grand Tetons, partially obscured by smoke from nearby wildfires, as seen from within the Great Room at the Jackson Lake Lodge, in Grand Teton National Park, north of Jackson Hole, Wyo., Sunday, Aug 28, 2016. (Brennan Linsley / Associated Press)

Firefighters hope to reopen Yellowstone entrance Tuesday 

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – Wildfires burning in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks grew some over the weekend, but not as much as what firefighters expected under the red flag conditions. In Grand Teton, firefighters were able to make ...



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EWU depth chart has a few surprises; QB still ‘either, or’ 

new Eastern Washington has released its depth chart for Saturday’s football opener, and for the most part it’s what you’d expect. However, coach Beau Baldwin has thrown in a few surprises, while trying to prolong the mystery on who will start ...




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In this Jan. 10, 2016, file photo, Eniko Parrish, left, and Kevin Hart arrive at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Jordan Strauss / Associated Press)
In this Jan. 10, 2016, file photo, Eniko Parrish, left, and Kevin Hart arrive at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Jordan Strauss / Associated Press)

Actor, comedian Kevin Hart runs in Oregon relay 

new PORTLAND – Actor and comedian Kevin Hart says he’s up for a sequel after running in an Oregon relay. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Hart competed in the 198-mile relay Saturday, completing three legs of the race. The event known as ...



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Education Notebook: Free school supplies for EV students 

The East Valley School District, in partnership with Spokane Valley Sunrise Rotary and Greater Spokane Association of Evangelicals, will host a back-to-school fair to provide East Valley preschool and elementary students with free school supplies: paper, pencils, crayons, markers, glue ...


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Outside View: Another black eye for Big Pharma  33 

The following editorial from the Sacramento Bee does not necessarily reflect the view of The Spokesman-Review's editorial board. It’s bad enough that the price of life-saving EpiPens has exploded from $94 in 2007 to more than $600 now.

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