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STAR treatment: Adoptions and hope are up at the Spokane Humane Society

Now that the dog days of summer are over, Spokane Humane Society director Ed Boks is looking back at a phenomenal season. "Adoptions are booming," Boks said. The Shelter, PetSmart at Northpointe and Bark, a Rescue Pub, which opened in mid-August, have eclipsed expectations, particularly the latter.

News >  Home and garden

Ask the Builder: Dishwasher is clouding glasses – what to do?

Q. Tim, please help me. My husband and I are at odds as to what’s slowly ruining all of my wonderful clear glasses and heat-treated glass items in my kitchen. Each time I remove them from my dishwasher, they look worse. My husband states it’s just hard water. I tried soaking some of the ruined things in hot white vinegar, and there was no change. It’s got to be something else, but I can’t figure it out. Can you shed light on this? – Sandra P., Las Vegas
News >  Health

Water Cooler: Personality theories — Where do you fall?

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 25, 2020

Who are you? Really? There are thousands of quizzes online that will tell you what type of wine, sandwich, Hogwarts house, chair or color you are. Two personality theories that have gained a big following, especially in the internet age, are the Enneagram and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. You may be big into horoscopes and secretly assess your relatives and friends thinking to yourself, “Oh that is such a Capricorn thing to say.”
News >  Home

Water Cooler: Fall decor ideas for your home

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 24, 2020

Now that fall is officially upon us, it is time to spruce up the home with cozy accents, colors and decor. Pumpkins don’t have to be your only source inspiration. Fall decor can have a lot of unique personality while drawing ideas from the season, so here are some ideas to help you brainstorm the perfect autumnal aesthetic for your personal taste.
News >  Family

Somebody needs you: Newborn baby hygiene products requested

The goal of Somebody Needs You is to match donors with the specific requests of needy Spokane residents. The list of requests is coordinated by the Volunteers of America in cooperation with recognized social service agencies in Spokane. If you have an item to donate, please contact the social service agency directly. Donors who can deliver items are especially appreciated. If someone you know needs help, contact a local social service agency provider.
News >  Health

MultiCare hosts flu shot clinics with extended hours

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 24, 2020

Starting Oct. 3, MultiCare Rockwood Clinic says it will offer seasonal flu shot clinics on Saturdays for its established patients. In addition to flu shots offered during regular facility hours, the designated flu shot clinics for its current patients will be at four locations.
News >  Health

House Call: Deciphering flu facts from fiction

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 24, 2020

It seems like talk about vaccines is everywhere these days – and rightly so, as immunizations save lives. It’s estimated that during the 2018-2019 flu season, flu shots helped prevent more than 4 million flu cases and 58,000 hospital visits.
News >  Health

People’s Pharmacy: Diuretics lower chance of kidney stones

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 23, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience. Urologist Fredric Coe agrees that thiazide diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide, chlorthalidone or indapamide can reduce the chance of kidney stones. Researchers have found that low-dose thiazides work as well as high doses to prevent development of kidney stones
News >  Family

Spanish history and lessons for the whole family

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 22, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month started Sept. 15 and extends through Oct. 15. A wonderful way to celebrate and learn more about a culture is to learn about its language. Although there are lots of languages spoken by Latinx and Hispanic people throughout the United States, Central America and South America, Spanish is most widely spoken.
News >  Features

Hiking is ‘just good for the soul’: Two sisters honor sibling’s memory with cystic fibrosis event, fundraising

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 21, 2020

Amanda Nelson and sister Nicole Jonak love to hike, a passion sparked in childhood on Spokane trails with their sister, Krista Baker, who had cystic fibrosis and died at age 20. Now, Nelson and Jonak are climbing toward a new goal: Cover a 27.6-mile benefit hike next month to honor Krista and raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

6 easy ways to create the ballpark experience at home

Group of male friends watching a baseball and celebrating a home run from their favorite team (Antonio_diaz Antonio_diaz / Thinkstock)
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As much as pretty much all of us secretly want to be superfans, it’s pretty hard to make it to every home game.