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Friday, December 14, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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News >  Family

At the Vet’s: Treat with love

Veterinary medicine is expensive, and the doctors must be able to lay out options for clients, give them choices and prices. Dr. Greg Benoit is a small business owner, and he’s got to keep things running and make sure everyone understands that even if something can be done medically, it’s always the owner’s call whether to go ahead. Shaming will not work and is in no one’s best interest.
News >  Religion

Spokane bishop on Catholic Church abuse crisis: ‘How much more can the people of God put up with?’

Light streamed into Bishop Thomas Daly’s office one recent afternoon as he spoke, in sometimes blunt terms, about the widening scandal of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the United States. “It’s a moral crisis,” Daly said. “We have degenerate behavior, hypocrisy and now cover-up. My thought is, ‘How much more can the people of God put up with?’ ”
News >  Health

A vaccine for you, and your pooch, too

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Several dozen low-income and homeless people took advantage of the WSU Colleges of Nursing and Veterinary Medicine’s free health screening and vaccination clinic on Friday.
News >  Family

Is there a boy crisis? Things parents can do to keep their sons happy, healthy

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

The past 50 years have redefined being female in American, but some experts argue that boys in higher numbers have fallen way behind. Generally, more boys get in trouble at school, withdraw, or become depressed – some to the point of violence. Spokane counselor and author Michael Gurian links depression to trauma, toxins and lack of attachment. It also helps to know how most boys are wired.
News >  Family

Mama Bear Moxie: High expectations often lead to disappointment

I tend to have high expectations on most everything in life. I have high expectations of myself, my husband and my kids. I have high expectations on how I think things should work out and how I imagine situations will go. But there is one thing that I have learned about high expectations: You are bound to fail most (if not all) of the time.
News >  Health

Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors

Medicare is experimenting with a new direction in health care. Starting next year, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores and respite for caregivers through private Medicare Advantage insurance plans.
News >  Health

Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out policy

A day after Republicans expanded their Senate majority, the Trump administration on Wednesday finalized a policy change that allows some employers with religious or moral objections to opt out of providing no-cost birth control for female workers.