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News >  Health

COVID shots for young kids arrived in June, but few have received them

In June, when the Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of coronavirus vaccines for children younger than 5, physicians expected apprehension among parents – after all, 4 in 10 parents with young children said they would definitely not get their youngsters vaccinated, according to a July Kaiser Family Foundation survey.

News >  Crime/Public Safety

‘It’s happening with younger and younger people’: UW expert talks about keeping youth safe amid rise in fentanyl use and overdoses

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 22, 2022

With 27 years in the opioid addiction field, Caleb Banta-Green said he didn't think it could get as bad as today's dramatic hike in fentanyl use statewide. Another difference is that fentanyl is killing people from accidental overdoses in higher numbers than any other drugs, he said. For a recent Gonzaga University talk about strategies, he compiled Spokane reports showing that fentanyl deaths from accidental overdoses spiked in 2021, far surpassing methamphetamine, heroin or cocaine causes. It mirrors trends across Washington.
News >  Family

Sea otters: Here’s what you otter know

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 20, 2022

It's Sea Otter Awareness Week, which means it's a great time to learn about everyone's favorite aquatic fluffball! And the first thing you "otter" know about sea otters is that they are way bigger than you might think.
News >  Features

Faith and Values: Taking a risk for love

I’ve always been hypersensitive to people turning away from me and couldn’t bear the thought of her potential rejection. It seemed safer living in the unknown. If she didn’t know about my feelings, our friendship wouldn’t be compromised, and we could keep spending time together.
News >  Family

New Joya playground funded by Kiwanis donations

A dozen local Kiwanis clubs have been working for more than a year to raise the money needed to pay for a new accessible playground at the Joya Child and Family Development facility, which offers a variety of therapy and special education services for children under the age of 3 with physical and developmental disabilities.

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