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Wednesday, August 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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House Call:

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Another school year is upon us, and parents have many things to consider in addition to getting kids’ school supplies assembled. This summer, Washington changed the MMR Vaccine Exemption Law.

Dietary supplements: How to avoid fake products

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

You probably have purchased some type of supplement – maybe vitamins, herbs or probiotics – online or at a store. Maybe the doctor recommended it, or maybe you heard that it’s good for you. But how can you tell what you’re buying, especially online, is the real thing?


Something’s run a-fowl – it’s the Great Chicken Sandwich Feud!

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 11:36 a.m.

I woke up this morning thinking about – and even smelling … OK, not really – chicken sandwiches because the Twitter-verse has run a-fowl – get it? – over the Great Chicken Sandwich Feud. The sources of my chicken sandwich cravings … I mean thoughts … on this Hump Day morning: Mashable and CNN.

Eight non-culinary tools you can use in the kitchen

People are very resourceful, and the kitchen is one of the places where the most clever among us can shine. Kitchen equipment can be more expensive – and less durable – than similar tools designed for elsewhere, so it’s especially satisfying when you come up with a smart, practical way to use something you already have, or at least something that won’t cost you as much. Here are eight of our favorite uses for non-culinary items.