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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Treva Lind

Treva Lind

Current Position: features writer

Treva Lind joined The Spokesman-Review in 2016, after 12 years working as a correspondent. She is a reporter for the News Desk covering health, aging and family issues.

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News >  Marijuana

WSU study finds that THC lingers in breastmilk

When breastfeeding moms used cannabis, low amounts of the psychoactive component THC showed up in the milk they produced, a new study showed. The Washington State University-led research in testing breastmilk found no consistent time when THC peaked and then declined. Next,  a follow-up is examining potential effects, if any, on infants.
News >  Health

SCC graduate sought hard-hit respiratory therapy career during COVID pandemic: ‘This is where I need to be’

Recent graduate Jessica Murphy heard the stories describing how hard-hit respiratory therapists were among the hospital workers who battled the pandemic in 2020. They manned the ventilators for breathing when the virus caused respiratory and cardiovascular system issues and watched many patients die. Murphy felt drawn to run toward those challenges, entering the Spokane Community College's four-year bachelor of applied science in respiratory care in fall 2021.
News >  Family

English springer spaniel from Spokane takes on Westminster dog show: ‘One of the most loyal, loving, gentle dogs I’ve ever had the pleasure to love’

Marble looked mellow as she strode next to Bev Gostovich outside their Spokane home Wednesday – unruffled by her performance at the recent Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The 7-year-old English springer spaniel is Gostovich's first dog to get an invitation to the Westminster Masters Obedience Championship, and Marble did her best work in an open obedience contest.

News >  Health

Gonzaga graduate spreads mental health message on college campus

When anxiety plagued him as a college freshman, Grant Hagen leaned into one repeated thought: Keep going. The Gonzaga University student replayed that phrase in his head, across months of unexpected mental health issues. With therapy, support, antidepressants and outreach, Hagen said he finally improved later that year. He graduated Sunday. Hagen has launched a "Keep Going" information campaign.
News >  Home and garden

Restoration of E.J. Roberts mansion in Browne’s Addition serves as backdrop to Mother’s Day event

A trip with mom to the E.J. Roberts mansion this Sunday will raise more than tea cups for Mother's Day at the historic home in Browne's Addition. With events around two tea-and-tour ticketed sessions, proceeds will help owner Mary Moltke begin restorations – estimated at $250,000. Separately, free outdoor activities are also planned. It's a joint venture with Moltke and Girls Gone Styled, a preservation and design business running the kickoff fundraiser, with plans for once-a-month events toward that goal.
A&E >  Stage

New leaders of ‘Listen to Your Mother’ keep wisdom, humor and anecdotes going

New Spokane leaders of a show all about motherhood refused to end the stories about those connections, when founders of the local production announced their retirement after 2022. Three women are carrying on the tradition of the "Listen to Your Mother" show, with speakers doing live storytelling at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Bing Crosby Theater.
News >  Health

Octogenarian who plans No. 45 Bloomsday credits running the race to good health

Sharen Robertson credits Bloomsday for her good health at 83, and she plans to lace up her shoes again for her No. 45 finish Sunday. She first entered Spokane's 12-kilometer course in 1980, after encouraging a coworker at Central Premix to join her in a Bloomsday training clinic. Robertson hadn't exercised before her first Bloomsday. She hasn't stopped running, or walking, since.
News >  Military

Retired captain of first U.S. nuclear submarine celebrates turning 100 in Spokane

Frank Fogarty knew nothing about nuclear physics on ships when he got pulled from his Korean War submarine duty to interview for a fledgling U.S. Navy program, for the world’s first atomic-powered submarines. Fogarty, who just turned 100 in Spokane, recalls initially supporting the USS Seawolf before soon getting transferred to the USS Nautilus, the first one launched in 1955, while later being Nautilus Commanding Officer in 1963-67.
A&E >  Stage

Garrison Keillor to bring storytelling, ‘Lake Wobegon’ and songs to the Fox

Garrison Keillor brings his storytelling, along with humor and music, to Spokane 7:30 p.m. Saturday April 27 at the Fox Theater for "An Evening with Keillor & Company," with vocalist Prudence Johnson and pianist Dan Chouinard. His radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion," ran more than 40 years and featured stories about Lake Wobegon, a fictitious town based in part on his hometown of Anoka, Minnesota.
A&E >  Books

‘Season of Shattered Dreams’ expands baseball players’ stories in 1946 Spokane Indians bus crash

Big league talent spread across the 1946 Spokane Indians baseball team, until lives and dreams were shattered by a bus crash nearly 80 years ago. The bus heading to Bremerton began descending Snoqualmie Pass, tumbled off the highway and plummeted into a ravine before bursting into flames. Nine players died. Others who survived were badly injured. Three members who weren't on the bus escaped it all, but the memories never faded. Those individual players' stories, along with influences of post-World War II times, captivated Eric Vickrey, author of the new "Season of Shattered Dreams: Postwar Baseball, The Spokane Indians and a Tragic Bus Crash That Changed Everything."
News >  Health

WSU partners in study finding Type 1 diabetes glucose fluctuations hamper brain function

With swings too low or high in blood glucose levels, Type 1 diabetes patients showed slower and less accurate quick thinking in cognitive testing, based on a joint study. Researchers with Washington State University and McLean Hospital found the most dramatic effects on cognitive function was seen at low glucose levels. This understanding could play a role in prevention of long-term cognitive issues for Type 1 patients. It's best to avoid glucose extremes even in middle age, said co-senior author Naomi Chaytor, at WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.
News >  Health

Recent Spokane UW med school grads share hopes of healing as residencies come into focus

Caitlin Quaempts, a new Spokane medical school graduate, has lined up a family medicine residency this June for a path she hopes leads back to the Yakama Nation. After her three-year residency in Klamath Falls, Oregon, she'd like to be a family practice doctor for tribal members – just as her father has. She is a Yakama direct descendent of her dad, Rex Matthew Quaempts, a longtime family doctor for Indian Health Services. Another classmate, Lili Szabo, recently matched to a Spokane internal medicine residency with Providence Sacred Heart, and she hopes to remain here. Both Quaempts and Szabo are among a 2024 class of 60 graduates from the University of Washington School of Medicine's Spokane site. They celebrated "match day" on March 15 for their selections into medical residency programs.
News >  K-12 education

Local nonprofit plans teacher workshops to hear needs for helping students with dyslexia

A Spokane nonprofit wants to hear from K-12 teachers about what resources they need in classrooms for students with dyslexia. Two free workshops – one in Coeur d'Alene and another in Spokane – are scheduled in April for educators to give input or ask questions about the learning disorder. The INW Dyslexia Alliance started its program, Champions for Dyslexia, to foster networks and support for educators. By fall, it will form parent-caregiver groups.
News >  Health

Want advice on getting a good night’s sleep? UW expert set to talk in Spokane

A researcher in pivotal sleep studies is scheduled to speak Tuesday night at Gonzaga University about why enough nightly slumber ties into brain wellness. Jeffrey Iliff, a sleep researcher at the University of Washington School of Medicine, plans to share new findings and advice on how to ensure the right type of sleep that's needed for the brain to function at its best. For audience questions, he'll be joined later by Dr. Don Howard, a Providence sleep medicine specialist and pulmonary doctor. The 6 p.m. Next Generation Medicine lecture, hosted by the UW School of Medicine and GU health partnership, is scheduled at the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center.
News >  Health

As pickleball takes off, racquetball maintains hardcore following

Before pickleball, racquetball bounced to the heights of popularity in sports. The fast-paced game boomed in the 1980s and into the 1990s, but then faded from the limelight. That doesn't mean racquetball has vanished in the Spokane area, said longtime player Rich Carver. Carver expects 100 enthusiasts will join a May 17-19 racquetball tournament at the Spokane Club. He estimates about 150 people in the area play regularly.
News >  Health

Outgoing Panhandle Health director talks about challenges, gains, COVID response

Don Duffy is leaving the Panhandle Health District, which covers five North Idaho counties, after a decade and three years at the helm during COVID-19. Panhandle Health has broad services: Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer water quality protection, nutrition services and operation of primary care clinics – one each of its counties. Duffy was the district's incident commander during the pandemic. Duffy said he didn’t choose a briefly-held masking mandate its board of health implemented that was largely ignored by the public. In hindsight, he thinks more focus should have gone toward vulnerable seniors in health care facilities. Leaving May 24, Duffy plans to run a medical consulting practice.
News >  Health

New to Spokane, man with chest pains bypassed two hospitals before reaching north side ER

Moving here from San Diego in 2019 just before COVID, Chris Kelly didn't know many of Spokane's landmarks or its roads when he most needed those bearings. Now 53, Kelly felt sudden chest pains in March that proved to be a heart attack. He's since recovered after a stent procedure, but on that day, Kelly didn't realize the severity of his condition. He's now quick to urge people to do what he should have: Seek a ride to emergency care and ask for directions.
News >  Health

Spokane site begins checking drugs to reduce overdoses: ‘People will look at this as enabling, but we’re saving lives’

A downtown Spokane site has joined a statewide drug-checking network aimed at reducing overdoses. It's also a glimpse into what's new in illicit drug supplies. In recent months, fentanyl powder has shown up as a substance more potent than fentanyl pills. Hints showed last summer of the powerful veterinary sedative xylazine, sometimes mixed with illegal fentanyl. Compassionate Addiction Treatment, a barrier-free drug treatment center, began nearly a year ago to test small samples of drugs, anonymously and voluntarily given by people who come to the center. The statewide network is led by the Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute at the University of Washington.
News >  Religion

Local Christian radio station expands range in region after 30 years, hits top in market

Christian music radio station KEEH-FM has sent a signal from Spokane for 30 years, but a 2016 rebrand as Shine 104.9 has led to both wider audience and expansion. As Shine, the station sought to broaden connections with local churches and nonprofits in sharing events and doing interviews with regional leaders. In recent years, Shine also has steadily climbed toward the top in Nielsen ratings among Spokane-area radio stations.