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Tuesday, July 7, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Ask the doctors 7/7

Dear Doctor: I’ve heard that there’s finally a test for Alzheimer’s disease, and that it has to do with your eyes. What is it, and how does it work?


Water cooler: Summer movies to turn on when you need to cool off

Ah summer, the season of blockbusters, cult movies, action pictures, adventure films and fleeting romance dramas. Everyone has their favorite. Now that summer is in full swing, it’s high time to get in the spirit of all things sunny, beachy, sweaty and carefree. Here are a few flicks to get you rolling.

Dear Annie 7/6

Dear Annie: As birthdays and important holidays approach, like the recent Father’s Day, I am forced to reanalyze my social anxiety all over again. I know I should call friends and family members to let them know I’m thinking about them, but I get butterflies in my stomach and put it off for hours because I feel like I never know what to say. When it comes to disagreements with anyone, I shake in my boots at the thought of arguing and causing a rift, so I will often let things that bother me go without telling the person when they’ve hurt me. Strangers are, of course, tougher.

Miss Manners 7/6

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I posted on social media that I was excited to have received a stimulus check. One comment on my post said that others were giving their checks to those more in need, “maybe even family members.”
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Fact-checking the musical ‘Hamilton’

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “Hamilton,” about one of America’s more interesting founding fathers, has been a huge hit everywhere it’s played: Off Broadway, on Broadway, a series of national tours and, now, on Disney+.
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Two local artists lift school spirit with colorful murals

UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

Since April and with facility closures due to the novel coronavirus, Scott Lakey and Jeremy Deming of ArtCoLab have made the rounds to create colorful murals at a few North Idaho schools. Recent work created a huge Viking scene on a gym wall at Coeur d'Alene High School.

Ask Dr. Universe: How is paper made?

We can make paper in lots of different ways. It often starts with trees. In fact, one of the first kinds of paper we know about was made in China using rags, plants and bark from mulberry trees.

Yellowstone during the pandemic: Reliably magnificent

We arrived at the Old Faithful Lodge 10 minutes too early. As the front desk scrambled June 8 to open for Yellowstone National Park’s 2020 summer season, the list of predictable geyser eruptions wasn’t quite ready.