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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 11:03 a.m.

Wally Lindblad is frustrated with the care he gets in assisted living. So he’s giving $1 million to WSU.

Waldron (Wally) Lindblad has a button strapped around his wrist that he presses when he needs help. Sitting in his recliner in his apartment at an assisted living facility in …


UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:03 a.m.

Front & Center: Shriners Hospital for Children on the Lower South Hill anticipates a major renovation or replacement

Last year, Spokane’s Shriners Hospital treated more than 10,000 youngsters, regardless of their ability to pay. But now the Lower South Hill hospital itself needs treatment. Sometime in the next …


Shrine Circus moves to U-City Mall

The El Katif Shrine Circus is moving from Spokane Valley Mall to the University City Mall on East Sprague Avenue.


Kids receive prosthetic hands fit for superheroes

First it was a pair of green fists modeled after the Incredible Hulk’s. Then, Jordan Wilkes found two sets of razor-like Wolverine claws. He settled on a round plastic shield …


Shriners hospitals to give gay couples benefits after Spokane complaint

Starting Jan. 1, Spokane’s Shriners Hospital for Children will extend health benefits for same-sex married partners, a change that followed a call by a hospital worker to the Washington attorney …


Powwow features dancing, music, art – and benefit auction

Julyamsh is more than a powwow. It’s a celebration of American Indian culture – dancing, music and art. This year’s powwow features plenty of music and dancing. It also will …


Editorial: Shriners deserves a stronger spotlight

The national Shriners organization has been forced to compromise its mission of no-cost health care for children with special orthopedic needs, but it is a change that will keep the …


Shriners Hospital to cut nine workers

Nine workers at Spokane’s Shriners Hospital for Children will lose their jobs and 13 others will see their wages reduced, the hospital announced today.


Shriners to bill insurers for care

The Shriners intend to collect money from insurers and taxpayer-subsidized health programs for the first time, a change that should prevent the closure of its Spokane hospital and five others …


Shriners avoids closure, for now

The Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane received a reprieve as delegates to the charitable organization’s annual meeting tabled a vote to close six of its 22 hospitals. Dozens of …


Deficits may force Shriners to close facility

Parents, former patients and the medical community reeled from Monday’s news that Shriners International may close its children’s hospital in Spokane. The hospital is regarded by many as a city …


Shriners Hospital in Spokane may close

Parents, former patients and the medical community reeled from Monday’s news that the Shriners may close its children’s hospital in Spokane.


Children’s hospital on the forefront

As Sam Barker walks in a brisk figure-eight pattern, his parents can only shake their heads and marvel. The 14-year-old from Kellogg was born with cerebral palsy, and he has …