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Thursday, April 2, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Dear Annie: Grandson’s activities too feminine?

Dear Annie advice column for Thursday, April 2, 2020.


Ask the doctors: Study links overtime to masked hypertension

Ask the doctors advice column for Thursday, April 2, 2020.


These are boom times for boredom and the researchers who study it

The panic hit her first. Holed up at home in Queens, with New York City about to be overwhelmed by COVID-19, Yijun Lin worried about her mortality. Doom settled into …


Miss Manners: Study links overtime to masked hypertension

Miss Manners advice column for Wednesday, April 1, 2020.


Water cooler: Easy, safe April Fool’s Day pranks that you can pull off at home

Be the jokester of your house today for April Fools’ Day. These pranks can be played on kids and parents alike, but we’ll let you decide who gets to be …


Dear Annie: Friendship is slipping away

Dear Annie advice column for Tuesday, March 31, 2020.


Ask the doctors: Keeping your hands clean best way to stay health

Ask the doctors advice column for Tuesday, March 30, 2020.


Dear Annie: Being comfortable is vital

Dear Annie advice column for Monday, March 30, 2020.


Miss Manners: Which gifts are too nice for ladies to accept?

Miss Manners advice column for Monday, March 30, 2020.


Ask the doctors: Hip replacement surgery should be last resort

Ask the doctors advice column for Saturday, March 28, 2020.


Dear Annie: Report caregiver misconduct and abuse

Dear Annie advice column for Saturday, March 28, 2020.


UPDATED: Mon., March 30, 2020

Stay calm, for pet’s sake: Keeping normal routines is pivotal for pet care needs in time of pandemic

Pet care in time of COVID-19 pandemic: Think of activities, focused care and relieving stress – for you and your dog or cat as all spend more time at home.


Now is a great time to adopt a pet

Derrick Knowles, like many, had been losing sleep over recent weeks due to the novel coronavirus. The publisher of Out There Outdoors magazine was lonely during his nightly walk through …


Guest column: Have a care plan in place for elders during coronavirus outbreak

Even in ordinary times, the more than 840,000 unpaid family caregivers in Washington state face a daunting set of daily tasks. Often with little or no training, they might be …


Nature crafts abound for kids with cabin fever

The “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order might be causing cabin fever, but taking walks outside is encouraged, and the outdoors provides a multitude of craft materials. A walk that might …


Use games to add fun to math lessons at home

So, while families are home thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, along with using the materials teachers sent home, one way for parents to help their kids practice math is to …


The Full Suburban: Quarantine survival kits should come with siblings – and lots of them

As of this writing, the Dittos are about 1


What kids can do during the coronavirus

A friend said she is losing her mind since she’s run out of ideas about how to safely entertain her sequestered children. Every parent can relate since the coronavirus has …


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

Kristen Bell hosts Nick pandemic special for kids, families

Kristen Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic.


Dear Annie: Best to leave it alone

Dear Annie advice column for Thursday, March 26, 2020.


Ask the doctors: Not everyone with lung cancer will get a cough

Ask the doctors advice column for Thursday, March 26, 2020.


Miss Manners: Bride outsources entire wedding to friends and guests

Miss Manners advice column for Friday, March 27, 2020.


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

Conquering cabin fever: Tips include self-reflection, talking and avoiding overeating

A Spokane mental health expert offers strategies for staying resilient as we stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Tips help combat cabin fever, stress-eating and poor health impacts …


UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

House Call: Virtual care helps keep community healthy and safe

In this time of social distancing to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus, medical providers and systems are shifting face-to-face medical care to “virtual care” as much as we can …


Miss Manners: Don’t read too much into text-message banter

Miss Manners advice column for Wednesday, March 25, 2020.


UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

Water cooler: Oh, the places you’ll (virtually) go with online tours

You have feet in your shoes… but nowhere to really go. You do still have brains in your head, though, and with that you can go anywhere, imaginary or in …


Dear Annie: A ripple effect of smiles

Dear Annie advice column for Tuesday, March 24, 2020.


Ask the doctors: Older adults still need regular exercise

Ask the doctors advice column for Monday, March 23, 2020.


Dear Annie: Keep on the supportive course

Dear Annie advice column for Monday, March 23, 2020.


Miss Manners: Dealing with ‘teasing’ from waitstaff

Miss Manners advice column for Monday, March 23, 2020.