August 21, 2013 in City

Morning Review: Health care, fires and heroes of all sorts

Check out our guide to today’s top Spokesman-Review stories.
By The Spokesman-Review
 
Weather
Today will be partly sunny with a high of 86 degrees and a low of 60 degrees. Here’s the extended forecast for the Spokane area.

Getting There
Eastbound Interstate 90 in the vicinity of Thor and Freya streets will be reduced to two lanes of travel from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for landscape maintenance. For more traffic delays, read this week’s Getting There column.

Today’s events
Check out these events around town, or visit the full list at Spokane 7.

Local news

Honoring sacrifice: The Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center will unveil a new name today, but the name isn’t the most important part of this story. It’s the soldiers who lost their lives to save their fellow comrades during World War II and the Vietnam War.

Window shopping: The state of Idaho on Tuesday unveiled yourhealthidaho.org, a website where Idahoans can get information about the opportunity to purchase subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

’Fire prevention is broken’: Three Western senators have joined forces to push to reform the way the nation funds fire prevention and firefighting.

Sports

Retiring a hero: Steve Gleason, the face of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, keeps Gonzaga Prep in his heart no matter what strides he’s making. Gleason returned to G-Prep Tuesday to distribute checks to his favorite causes and to have his football jersey retired.

Heads up: In case the other football is more your scene, we’ve got a preview of women’s soccer at area universities.

Spokane 7

This little piggy went to Riverfront Park: We want to know who your favorite Pig Out in the Park vendors are. Comment below, tweet us at @SpokesmanReview or post to our Facebook. We’ll publish some of the answers in Friday’s Spokane 7.

Photo

Veteran Hugh Smith recovered the body of Joe E. Mann from a World War II battlefield in Holland in 1944. (Dan Pelle/The Spokesman Review)

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