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Sunday, April 5, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Rob Curley: Look to us for news, not risk to your health

A newspaper gets used to the idea that some people – mostly bad people – are afraid of us. But not our readers. And definitely not this time. We were told about a handful who recently canceled their subscriptions out of fear of this virus. Both the WHO and the CDC say it is safe to receive packages, including newspapers, at your home.
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Shawn Vestal: Effort underway to aid bar, restaurant workers shut out of work by virus restrictions

UPDATED: Sun., March 22, 2020

The waiters, bartenders, cooks and others who work in restaurants and bars are one group of workers who are taking a monstrous economic blow as a result of coronavirus and the measures taken to try to stop it. That’s more than 17,000 people in the Spokane area, and their lives are being upended by industry closures that threaten to change the nature of their industry dramatically – even after the virus passes. Many food-service workers were already in a precarious position, living on thin margins in an industry notorious for thin margins.
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Spin Control: Eyman’s contentions of overreach in fight against virus not well-founded

Politics, like so many other aspects of life, changes in the time of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Almost every notice from a campaign or elected official starts with some reference to COVID-19. Some talk about what they’re doing in the city, county, state or nation to fight it. Others talk about what the city, county, state or nation should be doing to fight it, but isn’t.
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Sue Lani Madsen: Travel in the age of coronavirus

Parents who played Oregon Trail in the 1990s might want to download the online version for their new adventure in home-schooling. Challenge your kids with properly provisioning a wagon train to make the trek across the unknown. It’s good practice for travel in the age of coronavirus.
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Shawn Vestal: Documentary series puts a different, more humane spotlight on the homeless

Maurice Smith stopped by the Cannon Street Warming Center the other day around lunch, just as people began lining up for a brown-bag lunch: sandwiches, chips, a Jell-O dessert cup and a drink. Smith, a documentary producer, and his videographer, D.W. Clark, were there to shoot footage for the third in a series of documentaries they are making about homelessness in Spokane.
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Getting There: With work about to begin on city’s first greenway, active transportation advocate pushes for more

UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Jessica Engelman, who recently founded the grassroots advocacy group Spokane Active Transportation, has a long list of big issues she hopes to combat by advocating for alternative modes of transportation in Spokane. She’s starting with what she calls “the easy thing,” the practical thing, the more immediately achievable thing, the cost-effective thing: greenways.

Asking the right questions of your CBD company

Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley offers a variety of products that can be very effective for helping with some health conditions. (Courtesy BHO)

If you are like most CBD (cannabidiol) curious consumers, you’ve heard CBD can help with many ailments.