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Saturday, March 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we get phobias?

A phobia is an intense fear of an object or situation, often one that you actually don’t need to fear. It can create a lot of anxiety. It can cause your heart rate to speed up, make it hard to breathe, and trigger nervousness, vomiting, sweating or dizziness.

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Lasting legacy: Granddaughter helps carry on Winston’s work

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 8:42 p.m.

Vivian Winston left a mark on Spokane with her work to remove educational barriers for women and children. Long after Winston’s death, part of her legacy continues through the work of her granddaughter, Stephanie Baumann, a Women Helping Women Fund board member and scholarship panel chair for a fund named after Winston. The scholarship helps mothers enrolled in area colleges with tuition and childcare costs.
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Relationship scams: For one Spokane man, the heart briefly overruled the brain

Jon Louis, 81, recently got hooked by an online relationship scam that nearly cost him $3,000. The Spokane widower accepted a Facebook friend request from a woman claiming to be in the military in Yemen. She eventually sought funds for travel to see him, but his credit union flagged the fraud. Thousands of Americans are scammed within matchmaking websites, dating apps and social media, said the AARP, releasing a new survey on relationship scams encountered in Washington state.
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With a ‘rawr,’ Isaac’s Bookshelf rolls out for Spokane pediatric patients

Isaac Brincken, who spent much of his 5 months of life in the hospital, loved being read to by his family. After he died in October of complications from a heart condition as well as CHARGE syndrome, his parents Cody and Laura Brincken worked to launch Isaac’s Bookshelf, a wheeled mobile bookshelf to hold newly purchased books for patients in Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
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Back to back: Nielsen family features five generations of chiropractors

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

The Nielsen family tree resembles a spine, with five generations of chiropractors and the hope that the tradition of helping people stretches on like a good adjustment. Kristina Nielsen, who graduated in 2016 with a Doctorate in Chiropractic from the University of Western States in Portland, is the 13th chiropractor in her family. She works in Spokane with her parents, Blake and Kim Nielsen, who are both chiropractors and also graduates of the same university.