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Fun facts about award-winning Spokane author Jess Walter

Who says you can't stay home? It's a modification of the Bon Jovi hit, but the bottom line is that Jess Walter has enjoyed a great deal of success as a writer without leaving his hometown of Spokane. Here's a few fun facts about the East Valley High School alumnus.

Gonzaga’s options multiply with Killian Tillie back in lineup

Tillie’s return extends the rotation to eight and allows for more flexibility as the Zags prepare for Saturday’s contest against CSU Bakersfield. The way Tuesday’s game played out offered insight into how minutes could be dispensed in close contests.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie healing up, hoping for healthy senior year

Tillie is tired of talking about injuries for obvious reasons after missing 22 games last season due to a stress fracture and partially torn plantar fascia. The talented, 6-foot-10 forward doesn’t have a target date but it’s possible he could be back for the regular-season opener against Alabama State on Nov. 5.

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie sidelined after undergoing knee surgery

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie has been bitten by the injury bug again. The senior forward is sidelined for an unspecified amount of time after undergoing a “knee procedure” Thursday, according to a school release. A source confirmed Tillie had surgery to “clean up” in his knee, so it’s apparently not something too serious.

Up to a third of knee replacements pack pain and regret

Research suggests that up to one-third of those who have knees replaced continue to experience chronic pain, while 1 in 5 are dissatisfied with the results. A 2017 study published in the BMJ found that knee replacement had “minimal effects on quality of life,” especially for patients with less severe arthritis.

Former Gonzaga forward Sam Dower Jr.’s career sidelined by another knee surgery

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Sam Dower Jr.’s professional basketball career appears to be over. Dower said in an Instagram post Sunday that it “may be time for the basketball chapter of my life to come to an end.” The 6-foot-9 forward, who signed in August with MKS Dabrowa Gornicza in Poland, explained that he needs another surgery on his left knee, the third in the last 2½ years.

Simplify screening: With some planning, travelers with health equipment can ease TSA check

Getting through Transportation Security Administration airport screening can be stressful enough, but add in a medical condition like a colostomy bag or artificial joints, and you might go through even closer scrutiny. People can take steps to pass through screening with dignity intact, says a local ostomy support group in Spokane that’s gathered TSA travel tips. Here is some of that advice.

Trump campaign raising money off Pence walking out of NFL game

President Donald Trump’s joint fundraising committee sent an email Monday asking donors to show support for Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to leave an NFL game in Indianapolis after some members of the San Francisco 49ers kneeled during the national anthem.

CBS clarifies after saying Kaepernick would stand for anthem

CBS reporter clarified his televised report saying quarterback Colin Kaepernick told him he would stand during the national anthem if he played in the NFL again, saying he didn’t actually discuss the issue with the player when they spoke.