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Though not the most popular way to obtain a tree, cut-your-own Christmas trees remain an important part of family traditions – old and new – for some Spokane families.
Two separate incidents involving plunges into icy water were in The Spokesman-Review. One story had a happy outcome, the other did not.
The debt relief comes from a settlement between the Empire Health Foundation and Community Health Systems, which owned the Spokane-area hospitals from 2008 to 2017. On average, those benefiting from the settlement will have roughly $2,800 in debt wiped from their credit reports.
Coeur d’Alene secured another Inland Empire League 5A football title, thanks to a flood of big plays by senior receiver/defensive back Colbey Nosworthy and his Vikings teammates.
Tennessee-based Community Health Systems will forgive up to $50 million in debt for people who received treatment at the Spokane-area hospitals between Nov. 1, 2008, and June 30, 2017, when the company owned the facilities. The settlement comes more than two years after the Empire Health Foundation sued CHS, alleging the company failed to provide levels of charity care – free or discounted treatment for low-income patients – that it had promised when buying the hospitals.
Taylor continued working for the city up until his death, overseeing 13 construction projects at Spokane’s Riverside Water Reclamation Facility intended to drastically reduce pollutants flowing into the Spokane River.
Eastern Washington’s rich farming heritage can still be found on display at Spokane County Interstate Fair.
Building gardens is always an adventure.
After a two-year absence, it appears arena football is returning to Spokane, along with the popular Shock name. Spokane is expected to return to the Indoor Football League for the 2020 season, a league source confirmed.
Coeur d’Alene High football coach Shawn Amos has been through this too many times to count. Amos has mastered the reloading-not-rebuilding process after losing an outstanding quarterback and numerous all-Inland Empire League and all-state players.
There are only three teams in the 4A Inland Empire League, but that doesn’t make projecting the eventual champion any easier.
Chiang has led Empire Health Foundation as its first and only president since the nonprofit was formed following the sale of Deaconess and Valley hospitals in 2008. The 51-year-old is leaving Spokane for a job as chief executive officer of health philanthropy startup Dogwood Health Trust based in Asheville, North Carolina, with his last day in Spokane scheduled for next month.
Although it was officially announced that FX’s popular hip-hop series “Empire” was ending its final season, no one really knew how the Lee Daniels-created drama would handle the departure of one of its biggest stars. In the aftermath of the legal woes surrounding Jussie Smollett following accusations he fabricated a hate crime against himself in January, Daniels announced in June that he will not be returning for the show’s sixth season, which is set to premiere Sept. 24.
Premera Blue Cross announced Wednesday $10.5 million in grant funding to the WSU College of Medicine and the Empire Health Foundation to expand access to rural health care.
Realtor.com named Spokane the third-hottest housing market in the nation in April.
Was there a time, not long ago, when a smoothly operating hypocrite of a movie such as “The Fall of the American Empire” might’ve stolen the hearts of art-house audiences worldwide, even – or especially – in America? You don’t have to look this far back, but the commercial American cinema of the 1970s in particular couldn’t get enough of caper and heist movies steeped in post-Watergate institutional loathing, paying lip service to social injustice while treating everyone pretty shabbily (“Fun with Dick and Jane,” et al.). Not a lot has changed. We love to imagine tremendous wealth obtained the easy way. We relish the narrative payback of seeing rich weasels get theirs, now more than ever, probably.
Shade is always a challenge for gardeners, and it takes some creativity to build a colorful garden with only the sun that filters through the pine trees.
It could never be mistaken for the skyscraper in New York City, but Spokane’s Great Western Building, formerly called the Empire State Building, had a local claim to fame: It was probably the first steel-framed, fireproof brick structure in town.
Groups planning to hold a memorial service for the Navy’s fallen had arranged to have flowers scattered from the Monroe Street Bridge over the Spokane River and a gun salute by an honor guard.
Speaking to the Inland Empire Employers Association luncheon meeting, Spokane City Commissioner Leonard Funk said that in the near future Spokane must have a new bridge west of Monroe Street to relieve congestion on that bridge.