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Arielle Dreher joined The Spokesman-Review in 2019 and is part of the Report for America team for the coming year. She is a reporter with the City Desk and covers rural healthcare.

Arielle's reporting for The Spokesman-Review is funded in part by Report for America and by members of the Spokane community.

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Most Recent Stories

May 11, 2021, 3 a.m.
The state's public health system may soon get big chances after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law Monday that would require local health boards to change their makeup. 

May 10, 2021, 6 p.m.
Despite a failed bond measure in 2019 and the pandemic, Pullman Regional Hospital will host a family medicine residency program sponsored by Washington State University starting in July 2022.

May 10, 2021, 10:36 a.m.
COVID-19 cases appear to be plateauing statewide and locally.

May 7, 2021, 3:17 p.m.
There could be more school-based vaccine clinics in the next few weeks, especially if the FDA approves the Pfizer vaccine for everyone 12 years and older next week.

May 6, 2021, 5:49 p.m.
The Spokane Regional Health District confirmed 103 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and three additional deaths from the virus.

News >  Health
May 6, 2021, 4:37 p.m.
Vaccination efforts in Washington state have reached a turning point with providers getting innovative, sometimes with incentives, to make the vaccine as convenient as possible to community members.

May 5, 2021, 2:20 p.m.
Construction crews placed the final beam on the frame of the new Gonzaga-University of Washington Medical and Health Education Research Center this week, a milestone that keeps the project on pace for its July 2022 opening date.

News >  Health
May 5, 2021, 1 p.m.
Starting May 10, if you don't have a way to get to your vaccination appointment, you can catch a free Uber or Lyft, with discount codes from the state's vaccine hotline.

May 4, 2021, 11 a.m.
Setting aside previous guidelines on COVID-19, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that numerous counties that were headed to stricter pandemic rules, including Spokane and King, will not have to roll back to Phase 2 for at least two weeks.

May 3, 2021, 3:12 p.m.
Stadiums, ceremonies and even churches can now create vaccinated sections to increase their capacity under new guidance issued from Gov. Jay Inslee.

News >  Health
April 30, 2021, 7 p.m.
The town of Republic continues to see the fallout from a super-spreader event in April, as physicians are having to transfer COVID-19 patients out of Ferry County for treatment.

News >  Health
April 30, 2021, 5:52 p.m.
Life at long-term care facilities could be getting closer to normal again.

News >  Health
April 29, 2021, 4:44 p.m.
Older, unvaccinated Washington residents are being hospitalized at a rate 9.7 times higher than those who are fully vaccinated, Secretary of Health Umair Shah told reporters Wednesday.

News >  Health
April 28, 2021, 1:34 p.m.
Spokane County residents should prepare to move backwards to Phase 2 of the governor's reopening guidance early next week.

April 28, 2021, 3:30 a.m.
Fifty years ago, a team at Sacred Heart Medical Center performed the first emergency bypass surgery on a patient having a heart attack, setting the standard for treatment and cardiac care for decades to come.

News >  Health
April 27, 2021, 2:45 p.m.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough said during a visit to Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center Wednesday that he’s worried about veterans’ access to care, the clinicians’ morale and their ability to work with a new nationwide electronic health records system that was paused over technical issues in Spokane.

News >  Health
April 27, 2021, 2:42 p.m.
Vaccinated people do not need to wear masks outdoors in most settings, the CDC announced Tuesday.

April 26, 2021, 3:43 p.m.
Parts of Washington state are running low on blood supplies.

April 26, 2021, 3:39 p.m.
Hospitalizations in Spokane County due to COVID-19 are back at levels seen in February.

April 23, 2021, 1:05 p.m.
COVID-19 case counts are rising in rural parts of eastern Washington, as people neglect their masks and distancing and don't get vaccinated.

News >  Health
April 23, 2021, 12:55 p.m.
Are vaccine mandates possible for the COVID-19 vaccine? And if they are, will they become popular?

April 22, 2021, 12:16 p.m.
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Spokane County have reached levels not seen since mid-February.

News >  Health
April 21, 2021, 11:35 a.m.
Health officials said the fourth wave of COVID-19 activity in the state has begun, with increasing cases and hospitalizations in predominantly young adults statewide.

April 20, 2021, 5 p.m.
Spokane County's COVID case counts and hospitalizations are not trending in a good direction, according to new data from the health district.

April 19, 2021, 3:44 p.m.
Providence Health has partnered with Gonzaga University to offer an on-campus vaccine clinic once as week, which is open to all community members.