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  • State of the County
  • State of the County

    A new report from the Spokane Regional Health District shows where local health is improving and where there's work left to be done
  • Going Dutch
  • Going Dutch

    With its enviable waistlines (and lifespans) Holland's two-wheel culture is something America should emulate.
      With its enviable waistlines (and lifespans) Holland's two-wheel culture is something America should emulate.
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  • The Unequal City
  • The Unequal City

    A new report outlines how schooling, skin color, income and neighborhood affect your health.
      A new report outlines how schooling, skin color, income and neighborhood affect Spokane County residents' health.
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  • Young, Troubled Minds
  • Young, Troubled Minds

    In Idaho, mental illness increasingly dominates juvenile detention centers.
      Jackie Curl remembers grabbing the knife. He was 8 eight years old, and his babysitter had made him go to bed. He didn’t want to. He says he remembers kicking down the door, running to the kitchen, snatching up a big kitchen knife and chasing his babysitter and friends with it.
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  • Q&A with Darren McCrea
  • Q&A with Darren McCrea

    The pot activist explains his new University of Spokamsterdam.
      For the past 10 years, Darren McCrea’s life has been medical marijuana. He launched Spocannabis, a patient support group and proto-dispensary before dispensaries existed. He manned a cannabis bo
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  • A $93,000 Miracle?
  • A $93,000 Miracle?

    A new cancer drug has some wondering about the best use of their dollars.
      All that will cost is $93,000. The drug, now available through a Spokane medical group, has stirred controversy over how health care dollars are spent. Itâeuro;™s also sparked hope about opening the door to future cancer treatments that use its unique formula.
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  • Self Defense
  • Self Defense

    Two men facing prison shed their public defenders in an attempt to test Washington’s marijuana law.
      Markwart didnâeuro;™t sell to him because the detective didnâeuro;™t have the proper documentation showing he could legally use medical marijuana. Still, the Quad Cities Drug Task Force had enough evidence through the use of a confidential informant to arrest Markwart, an outspoken advocate for medical marijuana who sold to 15 patients, mainly college students.
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  • Pot Petition
  • Pot Petition

    Braving the elements to legalize marijuana in Washington state.
      Christine Clark stood for two hours in the freezing air outside of River Park Square last Friday as the sun went down. Cold-looking people hurried in and out of the mall, passing by the 70-year-old
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  • Connecting the Dots
  • Connecting the Dots

    My first week on Ritalin
      Day 1, Dose 1: I told myself the first thing I needed to do today was take the little freckled seafoam pill as soon as I got to work. I set an alarm for myself. When I got to my desk, I set the pill
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  • Cop Out
  • Cop Out

    Karl Thompson resigns, and a Sandpoint thief pleads guilty
      Thompson submitted his resignation in a two-sentence letter to City Administrator Ted Danek last Friday. He was escorted out of the Public Safety Building later that same day. Thompson, who makes about $73,000 a year, was paid through Thursday and will keep his health benefits through the month, according to city spokeswoman Marlene Feist.
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  • Shorting Out
  • Shorting Out

    Why prescription drugs are getting harder to find, despite an act by the president.
      In Newport, itâeuro;™s methotrexate, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. In Coeur dâeuro;™Alene, itâeuro;™s vitamin K, which stops people who take blood thinners from bleeding to death during surgery. And in Spokane, itâeuro;™s cytarabine, which fights cancerous blood cells..
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  • Innoculation Consternation
  • Innoculation Consternation

    With candidates casting aspersions on the HPV vaccine, Idaho hopes to turn around the lowest vaccination rate in the nation.
      “I think that anybody who speaks to the public about vaccinations without having all the facts [poses] a significant barrier to people who are otherwise uncertain about what to do about vaccinations,” says Terrence Neff, a Coeur d’Alene-based pediatrician.
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  • Shooting Up
  • Shooting Up

    Amid skyrocketing demand, Spokane's only needle exchange cuts back its services.
      When Gifford got to the oddly shaped room in the oddly shaped Spokane Regional Health District building, there was a line of people, all carrying their used syringes in coffee cans, brown purses and paper bags. Everson sat behind a table, helping them count out their wares.
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  • Reform is Here
  • Reform is Here

    How Washington's health care system is already changing in the wake of federal reform.
      It has now been nearly18 months since the passage of federal health care reform. Yet a Kaiser Family Foundation poll earlier this year showed that 22 percent of Americans thought — wrongly &mdas
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  • Country Behind Bars
  • Country Behind Bars

    Charles Shaw’s Exile Nation aims to be a complete, 40-year oral history of the War on Drugs.
      Armed with a creative writing degree from Boston University, Shaw has taken aim at what put him behind bars: the War on Drugs. His book (subtitled “Drugs, Prisons, Politics and Spirituality”) is available online at Reality Sandwich and in print next year through Counterpoint/ Soft Skull Press.
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  • Just Say Maybe
  • Just Say Maybe

    A serious effort to legalize marijuana kicks off.
      Earlier this month, the Global Commission on Drug Policy — a 19-member group that includes former presidents and prime ministers of five nations, a previous secretary general of the United Nations and a retired U.S. secretary of state — declared the war a failure.
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