Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to, according to an Associated Press analysis.
When domestic violence brought chaos, Deborah Grenehalghe turned her hands toward soil to find moments of peace. She wants to help other battered women experience quiet healing around growing plants with Spokane Women’s Farms, which coordinates garden spaces and supplies.
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.
U.S. regulators have approved a new tuberculosis medicine that shortens and improves treatment for the hardest-to-treat cases, a worsening problem in many poor countries.
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.
Country singers Craig Morgan and Jerrod Niemann will headline the opening day “Party in the Dirt” concert.
Just a few miles from downtown, historic Highland Park is becoming one of the hippest – and most walkable – sections of L.A. It’s lined with trees, taquerias, vintage shops, bistros and bars. And it’s often overlooked by tourists trapped by the Venice Beach Boardwalk, Santa Monica’s famed pier or Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
I recently asked my Facebook page followers what they do to garden economically. I wanted to share their wonderful responses with you today.
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.
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.
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.
People might set financial goals, maybe also work goals. But should you set personal goals toward having fun, following passions, getting in an adventure? Spokane resident Danielle Beaudine, 39, is among people who have written a personal goal-setting list of 40 to-do’s before she turns 40.
With six kids, the requests to buy stuff are endless. Dance uniforms. Yearbooks. Football gear. Bigger shoes. Violins. A dozen doughnuts.
We are over halfway through the summer, so it’s time to clear my desk of gardening tidbits.
A small but growing number of physicians are discussing publicly their concerns about climate change and environmental factors impacting people’s health. They include some physicians in Spokane seeing impacts from a growing number of regional wildfires and hazardous air quality.
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.
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.
When two artistic gardeners collaborate, the result is a lovely landscape that is a feast for the eyes. Such is the case with John and Pat Hagney’s garden.
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.
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.