SPR Health Forum: Unraveling the Mystery of MS

City Cable 5 continues to air a SPR's recent forum focusing on the treatments for Multiple Sclerosis, or MS. Some of the upcoming dates include: * Sunday, April 12 from 7-9 p.m.* Wednesday, April 15 from 8-10 p.m.* Thursday, April 30 from 1-3 p.m. Doug Nadvornick hosted this forum on March 19 in the Spokane City Council Chambers. Audience members brought questions and engaged in a helpful discussion about living with this disease, an unpredictable assault on the central nervous systems of more than 2 million people worldwide. The forum was FREE thanks to event donors Horizon Hospice, the Journal of Business, Providence Medical Services, and Washington State University Spokane.
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Some environmental groups say new standards regarding proposed fish consumption rules in Washington State put citizens’ health at risk. The department of Ecology has just closed the public comment period on proposed rules for fish consumption rates in the state. 

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A new film that looks at the journey of a lone wolf is playing in Spokane this week. 'OR-7, the Journey' tells the story of a male wolfs 1,000 mile journey from eastern Oregon to California, then back to the west side of Oregon State. 

For many workers, getting sick does not mean time off work. In fact, about 40,000 workers in Spokane do not have paid sick leave, according to the Spokane Alliance. That group, and city council members, announced today an ordinance to require paid sick leave for all Spokane workers.

Politicians from the local, state, and federal level are bracing for potentially negative effects of more oil train shipments rolling through our community. Tuesday, US Senator Maria Cantwell spoke in Spokane about her Crude-By-Rail Safety Act, which she introduced in D.C last week.

The Idaho Senate decided to kill a major overhaul to Idaho’s tax system Tuesday.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has issued subpoenas to two Secret Service agents, setting up a confrontation with the embattled agency.

The subpoenas are linked to an investigation into an incident in March, when two potentially drunk Secret Service agents appeared to bobble the investigation into a potential bomb near the White House.

The Oregon House debated more than two hours Tuesday before voting to fund public schools.

Two of South Dakota's largest tribes won a sweeping victory in federal court that could reverberate for tribes across the country.

A federal judge has ruled that the state Department of Social Services, prosecutors and judges "failed to protect Indian parents' fundamental rights" when they removed their children after short hearings and placed them largely in white foster care.

Even before he became president, Barack Obama was imagining the possibilities of a diplomatic breakthrough with Iran. His willingness to reverse decades of official U.S. hostility was one of the things that set Obama apart on the campaign trail.

"We have to have a clear break with the Bush-Cheney style of diplomacy that has caused so many problems," Obama told NBC's Meet the Press in November 2007.

Remembering Pop Singer Selena, 'The Queen of Tejano'

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

She was and is still the queen of Tejano.

(SOUNDBITE OF SELENA SONG)

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