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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

Spokane native and NFL star Steve Gleason recommended for Congressional Gold Medal

The House of Representatives gives unanimous approval to honoring Spokane native Steve Gleason with Congressional Gold Medal.


Man who inspired ice bucket challenge is back in hospital

The man who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig’s disease research is back in …


Former San Francisco WR Dwight Clark announces he has ALS

Dwight Clark says he has Lou Gehrig’s disease and suspects playing football might have caused the illness.


‘SpongeBob’ creator says he has Lou Gehrig’s disease

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” says he has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease.


Terminally ill woman holds party before ending her life

In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: “These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, …


Turning ALS awareness into donations, hope

It has been a year since the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. Remember that? When almost all of us knew someone who had dumped a bucket of ice water over his …


McMorris Rodgers proposes bill to help ALS patients

Thousands of Americans diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease face the possibility of losing access to their communication technology when making frequent visits to the hospital. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said …


Ice Bucket Challenge fun, but laughs no part of ALS

I am way late to the party on this Ice Bucket Challenge thing that is sweeping the country. Quite frankly, I hadn’t paid much attention. When you write about sports, …


Hall of Fame coach Sheridan dies

Outside of Linda Sheridan’s old office at Shadle Park was a poem fragment that summed up her feelings about life: “What lies before you and what lies behind you isn’t …


Fraternity plans relay run to benefit ALS

Eastern Washington University’s chapter of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity is planning a fundraising relay run from the Cheney campus to the Wild Horse monument near Vantage, Wash., Friday through …


Former Saints player Steve Gleason taken to hospital from game

NEW ORLEANS — Former Saints safety Steve Gleason, a Spokane native, has been taken to a New Orleans hospital after becoming unresponsive at the Superdome while watching Monday night’s game …


Blanchette: Bat Gehrig signed in ’33 will aid another ALS sufferer

There were two baseball bats, cut by hand from a poplar, or maybe a sycamore, and turned on a lathe in the barn on the family farm in Advance, Ind., …


Researchers find common cause among ALS patients

CHICAGO – Researchers say they have found a common cause behind the mysterious and deadly affliction of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, that could lead to …


Couple prevail in push for courthouse chairlift

The Ferry County courthouse is accessible to people with disabilities thanks to the tenacity of a St. Maries couple. Les and Mary Burton’s complaint last August to the Washington State …


Woman with ALS completes Centennial Trail journey

Jenny Hoff tackled a number of items on her bucket list Saturday – 37 to be exact. In miles. Despite temperatures of nearly 80 degrees, Hoff, who has Lou Gehrig’s …


Hayden Lake mourns the death of longtime chief

Jason Felton lost his ability to speak several months ago. Lou Gehrig’s disease had left most of his body immobile, and the former Hayden Lake police chief relied on his …