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This is what 2,000 calories look like

Buzzfeed created a video that illustrates what 2,000 Calories look like using bagels, chicken McNuggets, carrots, and other foods. The video was inspired by WiseGEEK’s awesome photo collection showing 200 Calories of various foods. <br /> <br />

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Tuesday Video: How to eat an apple 

You know what they say, an apple a day. But this clip makes me wonder if I've been doing it all wrong. The story begins at FoodBeast: It all happened early yesterday morning — I ran up to the fridge in our office just a...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 2014

Do we really crave junk food?

Check out the quick teaser for Anna Lappé's "Food Mythbusters" which examines the myth of junk food and takes on Big Ag. “The American public has long been presented a false choice between growing food sustainably or feeding the world,” said Lappé. “It’s time we...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 2013

How mercury ends up on your plate

Check out this report about fish and mercury from the Blue Ocean Institute. The conclusion: "The answer isn’t to avoid seafood, it’s to avoid mercury. Particularly for pregnant or nursing women, as well as young children, the risks of mercury are significant enough to cut...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2013

Friday Quote: 2 Chainz

The cookbook "#Meal Time" from 2 Chainz just makes me love him even more. To wit: -First step of sautéed asparagus: “Drape yourself in an Adidas sweatsuit, chainz n thangs.” -First step of garlic mashed potatoes: “If wearing a four-finger ring, carefully place it on...

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SUNDAY, AUG. 18, 2013

MONDAY, AUG. 5, 2013

Downtown Spokane sidewalks get a makeover

A plan to improve downtown sidewalks has been selected for funding by the Spokane Regional Transportation Council through a grant that targets pedestrian improvements. The Downtown Spokane Core project designs and builds pedestrian repairs and improvements. These are intended to reduce barriers for disabled persons...

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Expanded hours at WIC locations

Good news: Spokane Regional Health District’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program kicked off spring by extending its hours of operations in most of its clinic locations. The following sites will operate from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (with no closures...

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Power Of Our Regional Food Economy is April 19th

Don't forget: Spokane’s only conference covering every facet of opportunity that lies within a regional food economy will be held April 19, 2013. The Power of Our Regional Food Economy: 2013 Conference in Spokane’s University District is expected to attract more than 200 participants, rallying...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012

THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011


Keep Planned Parenthood funded

"For every one million cut from family planning services, that represents cutting off services to 4,000 people," explains Dana Laurent, political director for Planned Parenthood Votes! WA. "We're talking about over 18,000 women and families losing access to basic preventative care in Washington." It seems...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 2010

Dude, only a week to stock up on Four Loko 

You might’ve heard Four Loko (aka liquid cocaine) is coming off the shelf. The alcoholic energy drink is like the bastard child of an orgy involving a Steel Reserve and about four Red Bulls hopped up on Crystal Lite. With eleven percent alcohol and enough...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 10, 2008

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