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News >  Spokane

Democrat Sues County Over Firing

A former coroner's secretary filed a lawsuit Friday against Spokane County, claiming she was unjustly fired because she's a Democrat. Coroner Dexter Amend, a Republican, also was named as a defendant in the suit filed on behalf of Causna Albin. Amend, according to the complaint, wanted to create an "allRepublican office" and violated Albin's civil rights by firing her.
News >  Nation/World

Some Aren’t Just Conquering The Course Goals Range From Beating Health Problems To Continuing Family Traditions

1. Michael Rembolt will use a wheelchair for Bloomsday after injuring his foot in a fall. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Lynda Schultz, recovering from breast cancer, runs a hour a day, four days a week. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review 3. Kenny Hicks received a new liver about six months ago. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review (Color photo in the Idaho edition)

News >  Spokane

Bill May Threaten Spokane’s Joint Hospital Ventures Repealing Health Services Act Will Remove Anti-Trust Protection

Spokane hospital leaders want to band together to keep outsiders from taking away their patients, but the bill wiping out state health reform might stop them. Rural hospitals and doctors hoping to gain strength and cut costs by joining ranks also may be blocked by new legislation. "It'll impact seriously the Eastern Washington area, and Spokane's major project," said Rep. Dennis Dellwo, D-Spokane, referring to the hospitals' joint venture.
News >  Spokane

Marrow Donor, 9, Wins Courage Award Spokane Girl Is Youngest Recipient Of Chase Youth Award

A 9-year-old Spokane girl who donated bone marrow to a brother with leukemia received the 1995 Chase Youth Award for Courage Tuesday night. Monica Elizondo was the youngest award winner at the annual ceremony spotlighting children and teenagers for outstanding achievements. "She had something he could not live without - healthy bone marrow," said Steve Mumm, who introduced winners of nine awards at the Opera House.
News >  Nation/World

Pregnancy Rates Increase Among Younger Local Teens

Pregnancies are on the rise among Spokane County girls from 15 to 17 years old, but fewer older teenagers are getting pregnant. Of girls who do become pregnant, far fewer are having abortions than in the past. "More kids are choosing to keep their children," said Melinda Harmon, the state's teen pregnancy prevention coordinator.
News >  Nation/World

Injured, Families Require Help

After the initial tragedy of a disabling head injury like Erin Rockstrom's, friends generally rush to lavish help and support on family members. As the days grind by and the victim languishes, the attention and help taper away, leaving family members alone, depressed and frustrated. In the Rockstrom case, the teen's grandmother stopped visiting because she couldn't bear to see what a bullet had done to the once vivacious girl.
News >  Spokane

Suit Against Ice Cream Maker Links Illness To Kidney Failure

A Spokane family plans to file a lawsuit today against an ice cream maker linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak, saying the illness caused their daughter's kidney failure. Courteney Burrill, 14, an East Valley Junior High School student, ended up having a kidney transplant and hasn't been able to return to school since September, said Mike McMahon, the family's attorney.
News >  Nation/World

Protection Orders

Civil protection orders require the person to avoid contact with the victim, including contacts by mail or telephone. Such orders also can assign temporary custody of the family's children and require a suspected abuser to begin counseling or treatment. About two weeks after a temporary order is granted, a judge decides whether to continue the order for one year.