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Then and Now: Baxter General Hospital

As World War II began in earnest, the wounded returning from war overwhelmed the military hospital system and new hospitals were planned. In 1942, city of Spokane donated 160 acres …


UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 10:57 p.m.

Judge exonerates veteran taken down for bringing service dog into VA

Shadow, the service dog, got her day in court. Her handler, 60-year-old veteran Danny Ralph, was found not guilty Wednesday on a charge of disorderly conduct stemming from his takedown …


Firing of VA hospital director raises other questions

When the Veterans Affairs scandal was breaking last year, there was no delay from politicians and the press in identifying the villain: Sharon Helman. Helman, the former director of the …


VA Medical Center to be renamed

Spokane’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center will be renamed for a pair of local heroes, both houses of Congress decided Thursday. The northwest Spokane facility will become the Mann-Grandstaff Department of …


Proposal provides VA heroic name

Spokane’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center would get a new name under proposals before Congress. Actually, two new names: Pfc. Joe E. Mann and Platoon Sgt. Bruce Grandstaff. The medical center …


New name proposed for VA Medical Center

Washington’s congressional delegation wants to rename Spokane’s VA Medical Center for two Inland Northwest Medal of Honor winners.


New behavioral health center for veterans dedicated

Spokane’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center dedicated its new 18,000-square-foot behavioral health center on Friday. The new facility on four floors will provide better quarters for helping veterans with mental health, …


Company to add call center workers

A company that produces ads on the back of grocery store receipts will add 65 workers to its Spokane call center later this year. RTUI, based in Houston, already has …


Company adds call center workers

A company that produces ads on the back of grocery store receipts will add 65 workers to its Spokane call center later this year.


The ripple effect: Veteran defying the recession

Even in a recession, times are good for some people. Stacia Douglas is happy to be swimming against the current. Several months into a new job at Spokane’s VA Medical …


VA opens lodge to benefit spiritual healing

The Native American Veterans Healing Center was dedicated at the Spokane Veteran Affairs Medical Center on Wednesday.