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Wednesday, October 21, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Disabled clients left in lurch after Washington state ends contract with job rehab program

A company called Compass Career Solutions had its contract with the state to provide job training and coaching for clients with disabilities terminated in August, after state officials said workers didn’t have the proper certifications. The decision has left several former customers across the state, including in Spokane Valley, without a job coach for vulnerable adults.

Then and Now: St. Luke’s Hospital

In 1897, some years after the establishment of Sacred Heart and Deaconess hospitals, a new medical center called Spokane Protestant Sanitarium was established.

Indonesian villagers cut down forest in orangutan sanctuary

Nearly a fifth of the forest in an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been taken over by people, a conservation group says, threatening efforts to rehabilitate the critically endangered great apes for release into the wild.

St. Luke’s rehab opens new clinic in Spokane Valley

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute has opened a new outpatient therapy and occupational rehab clinic in Spokane Valley at the Providence Medical Park, 16528 East Desmet Court, Suite 1600. The clinic is operating in partnership with Providence Occupational Medicine.

Second chance for orphaned wildlife

There’s no such thing as equal opportunity for orphaned wildlife such as bear cubs and cougar kittens. Most perish quickly in the wild while others are found, putting humans in charge of deciding the fate of the world’s cutest creatures.

Panel hears support for involuntary rehab

OLYMPIA – At the height of his battle with alcohol and drug addiction, Ricky Garcia’s trips to the emergency room were a daily occurrence. Substance abuse took a toll on his body and mind. Friends and family feared for his life. But for nearly two years, Garcia declined long-term treatment.