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Wednesday, March 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883


News >  Travel

Historic hideaways: Five historic hotels with guided tours that bring the past to life

For travelers who seek out historic hotels, learning about a property firsthand and from an expert is a lovely perk. No brochure or website can make history come alive – or indulge questions – the way a human guide can. In fact, for many travelers, guided tours are the highlight of trips to such iconic properties as the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, which served as a secret bunker for members of Congress, or the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, which has a rich history both as a resort built by an automobile magnate and as the inspiration for the Stephen King novel “The Shining.” The following lodgings, all featured on the Historic Hotels of America website (, offer guided tours of their fascinating properties, making your time there a truly memorable experience.
News >  Religion

Faith and Values: Can you imagine such a thing?

Today’s increasingly lax abortion laws send a chill into the hearts of those who see in utero children as God’s own – actual, real people made in God’s image, lives to be cherished and protected, not snuffed out.
News >  Health

Depression 101: Dallas schoolkids learn about mental health

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Dozens of Dallas-area schools are among a growing number around the world that are teaching children how to spot the signs of depression in themselves and others. Government statistics show suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Americans ages 10 to 18. Experts hope such lessons will mean depressed teens get help more quickly.
News >  Family

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.
News >  Home and garden

Direct-to-consumer brands shake up home renovation

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Paint and supply companies Clare and Backdrop both launched in 2018 with splashy e-commerce sites, social media feeds and similar price points to their bricks-and-mortar competitors. Perhaps most notably, in lieu of providing flimsy paint cards, the companies sell generously sized, self-adhesive color swatches for less than the cost of a sample can.