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Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Administration moves to ease drive-time rules for truckers

The Transportation Department is moving to relax the federal regulations on the time truckers can be on the road, a long sought goal of the trucking industry, a move that highway safety advocates are warning would dangerously weaken the regulations.

Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue and coughing, a spokesman said.

You’re not just ‘growing old’ if this happens to you

“I’m tired, doctor. It’s hard to get up and about. I’ve been feeling kind of down, but I know I’m getting old and I just have to live with it.” This fatalistic stance relies on widely held but mistaken assumptions about what constitutes “normal aging.”

Local retailers ready to cure shoppers’ ‘frugality fatigue’

Penn Fix, president of Dodson’s Jewelers in downtown Spokane, just finished a good week. On Tuesday a customer visited his family-owned jewelry store and left after buying a $14,000 diamond ring as a birthday present. With an economy still muddling through a recovery, sales like that help inspire retailers to feel they’ve finally bottomed out and are headed in the right direction.

With fatigue, watch for red flags

A friend was recently diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Her only symptom was fatigue for more than six months when she decided to see her doctor. Another friend was chronically tired for years and she thought it was part of heading for the big Four-O. Turns out she had a tumor that was causing hormone problems and she began feeling less tired within two months of starting treatment.