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A genetic link between red hair, freckles and skin cancer

Scientists are beginning to uncover why redheads – and probably the non-gingers who carry a genetic variant common to redheads – may be so vulnerable: For those who carry an allele, or gene variant, associated with red hair and freckles, cancer-causing genetic mutations occur at a rate 42 percent greater than they do for people who don’t carry that gene variant.

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The Slice: Kudos for contributing to society

Congratulations on not starting your week by planning to steal landscaping fixtures. Let’s move on. Just wondering: Do you trust people who always agree with you? What to do with newspaper clippings significant to your family: “I don’t have kids ...

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Wedding anniversary: Spokane couple mark 50 years

Gordon and Connie JassmanSpokane Gordon and Connie Jassman plan to mark their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Lake Louise in Alberta, where they had their honeymoon and 25th anniversary celebration. The couple’s children and spouses are: Lori and ...

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Wedding anniversary: Spokane couple mark 65th year

Larry and Joanne) HoganSpokane Larry and Joanne (Hodgon) Hogan celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 21. The couple’s children and spouses are: Bruce and Brenda Hogan, of Latah, Washington; Linda Hogan, of Kooskia, Idaho; Eric and Nancy Olson, of ...

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SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016

Baby boomer Greg Glischinski wants to grow old in his multilevel suburban home in Centennial, Colo., but worries there’s no bedroom or full bathroom on the first floor and public transit options are limited if he can no longer drive. (Jenni Bergal / Tribune News Service)

Graying of suburbia: Can suburbs adjust to aging boomers?

The American suburbs, built for returning GIs and their burgeoning families, are already aging. In 1950, only 7.4 percent of suburban residents were 65 and older. By 2014, it was 14.5 percent. It will rise dramatically in the coming decades, with the graying of 75.4 million baby boomers mostly living in suburbia.

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Pit Bull performs at ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Monday, April 8, 2013, in Las Vegas. (Al Powers / Invision/AP)

Sexy and secret: Pitbull drops video paid by Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The new video from rapper Pitbull looks like a four-minute advertisement for Florida because that’s exactly what it is. Pitbull has a contract with the state’s tourism agency. He just released a video for “Sexy Beaches” that ...

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Summer Stories: Wild Child

Annaliese wanted to conceive in the woods. We were wild animals, she said, and our baby would be wild too. Its creation should reflect that. So, she insisted we make love in a small thatch of nature about a half mile from our house. We went every night, even though it was winter, the ground frozen and sometimes covered in snow. We brought blankets but they just soaked through and caked with ice. It wasn’t very romantic. I didn’t know at the time what she meant about us being wild. We weren’t exactly the outdoorsy type. We were city people, spending our weekends at farmers markets and craft cocktail bars. We didn’t even own a tent.

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Blogs


Too Many CooksRestaurant Wars

He’s keeping the menu a surprise. But the creator of Spokane’s inaugural Restaurant Wars is willing to drop a few hints. “I’ve heard brisket,” Kris Kilduff said. “I’ve heard gnocchi. ...



ClarksvilleMel McCuddin: The Art of Darkness

Inside a downtown gallery maybe two decades ago – that’s where I first got McCuddined. I recall strolling through the vast array of art when one canvas stopped me cold. ...




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