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  • MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016, 5:28 P.M.

    Spokane schools testing water for lead

    Spokane Public Schools is testing the water in all of its buildings in the wake of high lead levels discovered at several Tacoma schools, as the state looks at ways …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

    A few special birds lend a wing in golden eagle preservation

    Golden eagles – including one that wore a “backpack” for eight years – are carrying their weight in research that could help curb their gradual decline. Data from an Eastern …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012, 11:04 A.M.

    US lowers cutoff for lead poisoning in kids

    ATLANTA — For the first time in 20 years, U.S. health officials have lowered the threshold for lead poisoning in young children.


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012, 12:01 P.M.

    WSU scientists save poisoned bald eagle

    SPOKANE — Scientists at Washington State University were able to save a bald eagle that was found in Idaho suffering from lead poisoning, and this week, they released the majestic …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011

    Late springs prove fatal for swans

    We’d like to think we live in a relatively pristine area without need for environmental regulations or Superfund help. But 150 or so tundra swans a year tell us something …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010

    Washington state to investigate unsafe folk remedies

    The Washington State Department of Health will use a $97,000 federal grant to investigate the use of potentially deadly folk remedies.


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2010

    EPA adds lead rules to painters’ prep work

    Spokane’s South Hill provides painting contractor Shon Vantuyl with most of his clients. Many of the Craftsman-style homes he works on date to the early 1900s, when lead was a …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2009, 12:01 A.M.

    Restrictions aim to reduce toxic impacts of hunting, fishing

    Anglers have a sinking feeling about rising concerns over lead poisoning. Hunters are recoiling, too.


  • SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2009

    Washington lags in loon protection

    Loons are particularly vulnerable to death from ingesting even a single lead sinker. Several states, including New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont and Virginia, plus 13 national wildlife refuges …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009

    Toxic marshes deadly to swans

    ROSE LAKE, Idaho – Even near death, tundra swans are graceful. Snowy necks arch and flex as the birds – victims of lead poisoning – gasp for breath. Wings rise …


  • MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009

    Lead levels in kids decline

    CHICAGO – In a stunning improvement in children’s health, far fewer kids have high lead levels than 20 years ago, new government research reports – a testament to aggressive efforts …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 24, 1996

    Health Study Planned For Cda Basin

    Health workers will be going door to door from the Idaho-Montana border to the Chain Lakes this summer, collecting blood and urine samples from hundreds of people. The sampling is …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 24, 1996

    Lead Passes Into Womb, Tests Show Fears Of Silver Valley Residents Confirmed By Latest Research

    A study tracking the movement of lead in pregnant mothers confirms what people in the Silver Valley have suspected for years: lead can be passed on to children. The study, …


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