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Thursday, February 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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News >  Health

National shortage of forensic nurses frustrates rape victims

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – The young woman who walked into an emergency room in Milwaukee began her journey about 12 hours earlier, at a Chicago-area hospital, more than 90 miles away. She had been raped, but there was no one trained to do a forensic examination at the first hospital she went to – or the next, or the next, or the next. So she drove herself from place to place.
News >  Health

80 is not the new 70: Age may bias heart care, study finds

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

People are more likely to buy things when prices end in 99 cents rather than rounded up to the next dollar, or cars with mileage under 1,000 instead of past that mark. Now researchers say something similar might be happening with age perception and heart surgery.
News >  Family

Feature creature: Hayden is a big, happy three-legged dog

Hayden is a large, happy dog. She loves treats, toys and people. She had a deformed rear leg that the SCRAPS veterinarian determined should be removed. The leg was amputated two weeks ago, and SCRAPS said she is adapting well. Because of her high energy level, it would be better to place her in a home with children older than 12. Refer to the pet’s ID number when contacting SCRAPS about one of the adoptable pets. If interested in this dog call (509) 477-2532 or visit the shelter at 6815 E. Trent Ave. in Spokane Valley. Dog adoptions cost $120.

News >  Family

Giraffes and letters keep connection to Mom strong

I don’t know what to do about the first anniversary of Mom’s death. Some occasions are obvious. Her birthday was celebrated at her favorite supper club in Madison, Wisconsin, with family and friends. I honored her Christmas traditions by purchasing an ornament for each of my children, drinking eggnog out of Santa mugs.
News >  Travel

Discovering the Baroque beauty of a revived Naples

For years, this southern Italian capital was a tourist afterthought. Venice had canals. Rome had the Vatican. Naples had smog, litter, street crime, flies, graffiti and crazed Vespa drivers. That began to change in 2013.
News >  Home and garden

Washers and dryers that will make you love laundry day

Homeowners can be passionate about their washers and dryers. After all, we depend on them to get kids’ clothes, work clothes and bedclothes clean so we can go about the rest of our lives. Which ones are the best? We talked to a designer, a tester for Consumer Reports and the owner of a gadget-testing website, as well as two appliance-repair service owners.
News >  Health

Healthy biological clock keeps whole body ticking

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

A healthy biological clock is important as a mechanism that affects the body’s processes and regulates up to 50% of genes, so keeping it in tune affects health, whether you’re fit or fighting a disease.
News >  Family

Back to the future: While retro appeals to some RV’ers, others want all the latest gadgets

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Some RV enthusiasts prefer to hit the road in a refurbished vintage trailer. They’re cute, simple and nostalgic. Other travelers seek out higher-end, technology-loaded motorcoaches. Many consumers choose something in between. At area RV shows this week and next, a range of options will be on display. They include a retrofitted 1959 Aloha trailer for sale at the Jan. 23-26 Inland Northwest RV Show & Sale. Alongside some $450,000-plus models with more amenities than home, it’s a glimpse into how far RVs have come in 60 years.