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100 years ago in Spokane: State officials launch rules aimed at combatting sexually transmitted diseases

State authorities were launching “the most remarkable offensive against the vice infections which has ever been attempted in the West.” By “vice infections,” they meant sexually transmitted diseases.


100 years ago in Spokane: Army officer predicts Germany to fall

Col. W.R. Abercrombie, a retired U.S. Army officer, delivered his firm (and no doubt welcome) opinion about the state of the war to the Spokane Chamber of Commerce luncheon. “The …


Sexually transmitted diseases hit another high in U.S.

Health officials are reporting another record increase in infections from three sexually transmitted diseases.


Gonorrhea on the rise, North Idaho health district reports

The Panhandle Health District is reporting an increase in gonorrhea cases in North Idaho. The sexually-transmitted disease is hitting young people ages 20 to 29 especially hard.


Increase in syphilis cases concerns Spokane health officials

Rates of syphilis infection are climbing across the U.S. and in Spokane County, drawing concern from public health officials.


California’s pornography condom rejection has industry returning to L.A.

Southern California’s signature adult entertainment industry may return home after the defeat of a measure that would have mandated condoms on adult film sets statewide.