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Bill targeting predatory medical debt collectors advances

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Legislation intended to create transparency in medical bills sent to patients and to rein in predatory medical debt collectors advanced to the Idaho House on Wednesday The House Business Committee approved the bill 15-2 after a five-hour, emotional hearing where lawmakers shared personal stories

News >  Spokane

Providence Sacred Heart will treat 5 coronavirus patients

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

The hospital was selected as one of 10 across the country that can properly treat the patients in their airborne infection isolation rooms. Operations at the hospital will not be affected and officials say they’re following protocols to prevent spread of the disease.
News >  Spokane

Boeing asks lawmakers to suspend preferential tax rate

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Washington state lawmakers announced Wednesday they will introduce bills, at The Boeing Co.’s request, to suspend the aerospace giant’s preferential business and occupation tax rate until the United States and European Union resolve their long-running international trade dispute.
News >  Spokane

Winners announced in Wasterwater Access cover contest

Soryanna Taylor, of Sacajawea Middle School, has been named the winner of Spokane’s student-designed Wastewater Access cover contest. Taylor’s entry was among 280 submissions for the contest, which was sponsored by the city of Spokane, Spokane Arts, the Lands Council and The Spokesman-Review.