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Thursday, August 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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News >  Health

Washington hospital addresses mold infections in patients

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 6:13 p.m.

The Seattle Children’s Hospital has avoided federal punishment after fixing the cause of mold infections in its patients. The Seattle Times reported that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it will not terminate its program agreement after the hospital upgraded its air-filtration system attributed to mold infections in patients earlier this year. Health officials say 14 operating rooms were closed after Aspergillus mold sickened more than five patients.

News >  Family

Family calendar

Today Deep Space Escape - While in deep space, you and your crew wake unexpectedly from your stasis chambers. You have 30 minutes to discover what’s gone wrong and regain control of your spaceship. Can you solve the puzzles and clues in time to survive? Registration at scld.org. Ages 10 and older. Start times are 2, 3, and 4 p.m. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 893-8260.
News >  Home and garden

Fall design: 10 hot decor trends

Every so often the furniture industry rolls out the red carpet and rolls in their new lines for a new season. The Las Vegas Market, dedicated to the home furnishings industry, held one of its twice-a-year market shows in July. Unveiled were some of the hot new trends you will likely see translated and interpreted in home decor this fall. Looking for some ideas? Here are 10 hot trends that caught our eye.
News >  Home and garden

Ask the Builder: How we used to stay cool

You may be one of the tens of millions of people who suffered in the blistering heatwave that gripped the Eastern USA in July. I happen to live in central New Hampshire, and it was a withering 91 F with a dew point near 70 F on a recent weekend. That’s rare for this part of the nation, and I know it’s much hotter in other locations. Summer heat is nothing new. Not by a long shot. If you dig deep into weather history and connect it to homes and how our ancestors survived, you’ll discover that builders and homeowners discovered how to cope with the heat and humidity.
News >  Family

Centenarian: Jean Eileen Cudby Reedman

Jean Eileen Cudby Reedman will celebrate her 100th birthday on Aug. 13. She was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and has lived in Eastern Washington for 61 years. Reedman met her late husband John Henry Reedman at the Air Force base in Edmonton. They were married in 1944.
News >  Family

House Call: Nurturing a growth mindset

We used to think that when a person got to a certain age, the brain settled in and didn’t change much for the rest of a person’s life. Over the past decade or so, researchers have actually discovered that the brain retains plasticity (the ability to change and adapt) over time. The process might get a bit slower as we age, but it’s still there.
News >  Travel

Upscale hotels elevate the guest experience

Gone are the days when it was enough for a hotel to have rain shower heads and high thread-count sheets. In a world where there are more hotels to choose from than ever, luxury and business accommodations are focusing on the extras to set their hotels apart from the rest.
News >  Home and garden

Expert in linens offers rules to dress your table

Jane Scott Hodges knows something about table linens. The founder of the luxury company Leontine Linens works directly with interior designers and also is the author of “Linens: For Every Room and Occasion,” which shows many of the tables and beds she has designed and has lots of useful information on the care of sheets, towels and tablecloths.
News >  Home and garden

Ask the Builder: Selecting exterior paint colors is confounding for some

Q. Please help me, Tim! I’m trying to select a new color for the outside of my house. Looking at samples on a brochure, I’m frozen and unable to make a decision. I don’t want to make a mistake. Please share a few tips that can relieve my anxiety like ice cream satisfies my sweet tooth. – Deb M., Turtle Lake, North Dakota A. You’re not alone. Color selection stymies lots of people, including me! The ability to visualize different and complementary colors over large areas, like the outside of a home, is a gift. Treasure it if you have it.