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Setting up success: Families play major role in readying kids for kindergarten

Families play a major role in kindergarten readiness far ahead of school’s first day. Beginning this month, parents of kids ages 4 and 5 are prepping registration forms for next …


Reading that speaks: CdA teen’s app converts text to audio

Coeur d’Alene teen Morgan Dixon launched the Outloud Reader app a month ago to help people with visual or reading disabilities. It uses the camera of a smartphone or electronic …


Taking back the drugs: Providence adds kiosks to collect, dispose of unused medications

Providence Health’s new medication take-back kiosks include one in Sacred Heart Medical Center’s main lobby near the pharmacy and another within Holy Family Hospital’s north entrance. It also installed ones …


Just a little nudge: Neurological service dog helps Spokane Alzheimer’s patient stay on track and in the moment

A Spokane woman with mild Alzheimer’s disease and her husband recently returned home from Tennesee with a trained neurological service dog, a labradoodle that will nudge her if she shows …


Relationship scams: For one Spokane man, the heart briefly overruled the brain

Jon Louis, 81, recently got hooked by an online relationship scam that nearly cost him $3,000. The Spokane widower accepted a Facebook friend request from a woman claiming to be …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

YWCA Spokane is asking youths to write about dating violence

YWCA Spokane is asking teens and young adults to write about dating violence, with a call for submissions – anonymously submitted or otherwise – through the end of February.


Providing comfort and a connection as the end draws near

The growing interest in the topic is seen in death cafes, death doulas, the “death positive” movement, hospice work and even the End-of-Life University. There are special decks of cards …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

New Mars discoveries advance case for possible life

New Mars discoveries are advancing the case for possible life on the red planet, past or even present.


PBS film forces viewers to confront mortality

On its face, PBS has a huge challenge in promoting filmmaker Helen Whitney’s upcoming documentary on facing mortality. Most people want to avoid the subject of death, not see a …


Northern Idaho man gets life sentence for killing toddler

A northern Idaho man who killed his 17-month-old stepson has been sentenced to life in prison.


Houston’s flood zone, by boat: Guinea pigs, guns and despair

Stewart Lawrence stood on a bridge that barely cleared the raging floodwaters below. He held two guinea pigs in a cage and seven rifles he’d rescued from his ruined home, …


UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:03 p.m.

NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

NASA says its planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them.


Review: Roger Waters comes out angry, focused on ‘Life’

The record is both a loud protest of current events and a continuation of the themes Roger Waters last explored 25 years ago on “Amused to Death” and throughout his …


Movie review: If ‘Life’ seems familiar, that’s because it is

“Life” so echoes Ridley Scott’s 38-year-old claustrophobic science-fiction classic “Alien,” in which a group of space travelers is under attack from a merciless invasive being, that it can only pale …


Tiny tubes in Canadian rock may be oldest known fossils

Tiny tubes and filaments in some Canadian rock appear to be the oldest known fossils, giving new support to some ideas about how life began, a new study says. The …


Researchers, including WSU prof, propose system to find life

Thousands of planets will likely be discovered in the next few years, and a new system is needed to better classify the ability of those worlds to support life, according …


Updated Monopoly, Life and other board games put to test

I still remember the wintry afternoon in my childhood when my dad put houses and hotels on Park Place and Broadway – effectively bankrupting my brother and me. Those were …