Stories tagged: costs
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 7:32 p.m.
In 2015, health care tab grew at fastest rate in 8 years
The nation’s health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama’s law and by costly prescription drugs, …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, midnight
Outside View: Cut costs of public disclosure
A small fee would be palatable if combined with other ideas for cutting costs of public disclosure and expanding access to information.
Sun., Feb. 1, 2009, 4:58 p.m.
Save money on health care? Can be done
It’s easy to feel that health care decisions are out of your control. Doctors order tests and prescribe drugs. Follow-up appointments are scheduled automatically. The default position for health-care providers …
Thu., July 17, 2008, midnight
A $3 million firefight
The Valley View wildfire neared 100 percent containment Wednesday as state authorities prepared to hand command of the 1,000-acre blaze over to local officials by this morning. Hundreds of fire …
Thu., Dec. 12, 1996, midnight
Kootenai Home Sales Take Plunge
Kootenai County home sales dropped sharply in November, suggesting a mild slowdown in the pace of the local real estate market. Home sales fell 31 percent compared to November 1995, …
Sat., May 4, 1996, midnight
Spokane County Home Sales Increase 20% Over April 1995
Home sales in Spokane County sped up in April, outpacing March and topping last April by more than 20 percent. The Spokane Association of Realtor’s Multiple Listing Service reported 473 …
Fri., Nov. 10, 1995, midnight
Tri-Cities Home Prices Plunge Sharp Decline There Contrasts With 4.6% Increase Nationwide
The Tri-Cities posted the worst decline in home prices in the nation in the third quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors. As recently as late 1993, the TriCities …