With a 70%-80% chance of a La Niña winter in Spokane, this next season is expected to bring more snowy weather. That's incentive in the next several weeks of fall to prepare with safety measures both for you and your home.
A physical therapy and balance center in Spokane has had an increase in patients with significant decline in mobility this past year. Just getting out of a chair has proven difficult for some. Simply put, the core issue often is prolonged pandemic inactivity.
Any student's transition to high school can be an anxious time, with pandemic rules this year piling on more. For Alaina Gott, 15, who is legally blind, she's facing those challenges this fall at North Central High School with a new companion, Sable.
Susie Leonard Weller strongly backs a recent change to guidelines urging a first colonoscopy by age 45 to detect cancer. Her screening came too late. Fifteen years ago, she had digestive issues at age 52 that couldn't be explained, so her physician suggested the colon cancer screening.
Ranger, an 8-month-old Golden Retriever, eagerly wagged a prescription of cuddles Tuesday for a steady stream of nurses and other health care workers on short breaks in the lawn outside MultiCare Deaconess Hospital.
Herb fragrances filled the air as Shiloh Hills Elementary students spent Sept. 23 planting a community garden at the school. Raised-bed containers by late fall should yield radishes, arugula and spinach thanks to the school's win in a contest sponsored by Albertsons and Safeway.
Seattle-based Treehouse supports the extra needs of foster children and operates Graduation Success to increase high school graduation rates and the newer program, Launch Success, for college students. Treehouse has programs in nine counties statewide.
While continuing a youth focus, a longtime Spokane facility took steps in 2020 to expand care for a wider community. Now as Excelsior Wellness, those steps are drawing more people for outpatient health and educational services – serving more than 5,000 families.
For Domestic Violence Action Month, people in Spokane are encouraged to show support for survivors by wearing purple as the national color of DVAM. Business partners will shine purple lights and post YWCA’s free materials in stores and offices.