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  • Pullman dentist’s license suspended after fraud conviction

    A Pullman dentist’s license was suspended by the Washington Dental Quality Assurance Commission in April after he was convicted of fraud in Idaho last year.


  • Spokane schools testing water for lead

    Spokane Public Schools is testing the water in all of its buildings in the wake of high lead levels discovered at several Tacoma schools, as the state looks at ways …


  • Three bid to build new psychiatric hospital in Spokane County

    Three entities are competing to build a new psychiatric hospital in Spokane County that will help address a statewide shortage of inpatient mental health services. Providence Health Care submitted an …


  • Spokane schools, like most, opt out of survey questions about sex

    Spokane schools are shying away from asking teens the tough questions about sex. They are not alone; two-thirds of schools in Washington opted out of a survey that asks if …


  • Region taking steps to boost vaccination

    Measles outbreaks during the past year have rekindled the national and Northwest debate regarding vaccines in an area with historically higher-than-average numbers of people who don’t have their children immunized …


  • Teens are smoking and drinking less, but plenty use pot

    One in six Washington youth ages 12 to 17 has seriously considered suicide, and 8 percent of students in eighth and 10th grades have attempted suicide in the past year, …


  • Survey: Alcohol, tobacco use down among Washington teens

    One in six Washington youth ages 12 to 17 has seriously considered suicide, and 8 percent of students in eighth and 10th grades have attempted suicide in the past year, …


  • Hearings planned on methadone clinic in Spokane Valley

    A California company is planning to open a private-pay methadone clinic in Spokane Valley as the waiting list to enroll in the county’s only other such drug addiction program lengthens. …


  • Hospitals spar anew over beds, facilities

    Deaconess Medical Center is continuing its efforts to derail expansion plans of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, this time telling state hospital regulators that even a scaled-back expansion is unnecessary. …


  • Sacred Heart likely to expand

    Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center may add 75 patient beds after reaching a proposed settlement with state health officials. Such an expansion would make Sacred Heart a 719-bed hospital, but …


  • Chiropractor gives up license in deal

    A Spokane Valley chiropractor has agreed to a 10-year license suspension to settle allegations of double-billing, having sex with a patient and smoking marijuana. Travis Broughton denied the allegations made …

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