Category Archives: Health

Spokane Air Quality Comparison

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(Young Kwak)

The photo on the left shows Spokane, Wash. on the late afternoon on August 4, thick with wildfire smoke from the region. The photo on the right shows the view around the same time today, August 13, after a storm cleared out the smoke this morning. I took the photos from the same location on W. Cliff Dr.

The Wellness Bar Acai Bowl

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The Bomb.com Bowl is photographed at The Wellness Bar in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Here’s a photo for The Inlander of a bomb[dot]com acai bowl at The Wellness Bar in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/the-power-of-purple/Content?oid=4992222

PFOA/PFOS Contaminated Water Wells

Here are photos from last Thursday for the Inlander’s story about how perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) from Fairchild Air Force Base contaminated water wells in the neighborhood immediately to the east of the base in Spokane County, Wash. The base used firefighting foam containing PFOA and PFOS from 1970-2016. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/dont-drink-the-water/Content?oid=4133868

Fairchild Water Contamination

Julie Dibble turns on a well water access, which she can’t use due to contamination from Fairchild Air Force Base, on land owned by her and her family on W. Thorpe Rd., in Spokane County, Wash., Thursday, May 11, 2017. Water contamination from perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in firefighting foam has been found in water wells on the base and some areas nearby. The well in the photograph, one of two used on the property, was tested to contain 440 parts per trillion of PFOA and PFOS. 70 parts per trillion is considered the threshold for a combination of both contaminants to be a hazard to human health, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The U.S. Air Force is currently delivering bottled water to those affected including Dibble and her family. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Fairchild Water Contamination

Barb Collins speaks near some water bottles delivered by the U.S. Air Force, at her house on W. Thorpe Rd. due to contamination of her water well from Fairchild Air Force Base, in Spokane County, Wash., Thursday, May 11, 2017. Water contamination from perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in firefighting foam has been found in water wells on the base and some areas nearby. The U.S. Air Force is currently delivering bottled water to those affected, including Collins. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Carlyle Care Center

Here are a couple of photos for the Inlander for a story about the Carlyle Care Center in Spokane, Wash. being converted from a mental health assisted living facility to transitional housing for people being released from prison. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/uncertain-future/Content?oid=4036088

Carlyle Care Center

Pioneer Human Services Mental Health Therapist Ursula Heflick poses for a photograph at the Carlyle Care Center in Spokane, Wash., Friday, May 5, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander) Heflick, who works part-time at the Carlyle, says she’s standing up for residents.

Carlyle Care Center

Carlyle Care Center Director Brenda Graham speaks with Inlander Staff Writer Samantha Wohlfeil, not pictured, in second floor resident room at Carlyle Care Center in Spokane, Wash., Monday, May 8, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

41st Annual Lilac Bloomsday Run

Here are some photos for the Inlander from the 41st annual Lilac Bloomsday Run in Spokane, Wash., today. There are more photos from several photographers in a slideshow at https://www.inlander.com/spokane/41st-annual-lilac-bloomsday-run/Slideshow/4006826

Lilac Bloomsday Run

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Lilac Bloomsday Run

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Lilac Bloomsday Run

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Lilac Bloomsday Run

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Lilac Bloomsday Run

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Bloomsday Post-Race Area Changes

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The 40th annual Lilac Bloomsday Run is photographed in Spokane, Wash., Sunday, May 1, 2016. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Here is a photo for the Inlander from Bloomsday last year in Spokane, Wash., for a story about construction forcing changes to the post-race area and some general tips. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/detour-ahead/Content?oid=3950826

Importance Of Training For Running Races

Here are a couple of photos for the Inlander from Bloomsday last year in Spokane, Wash., for a story about why it’s important to train for this and other races instead of just showing up on race day. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/running-late/Content?oid=3950824

Lilac Bloomsday Run

Photo caption: The 40th annual Lilac Bloomsday Run is photographed in Spokane, Wash., Sunday, May 1, 2016. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Lilac Bloomsday Run

Photo caption: The 40th annual Lilac Bloomsday Run is photographed in Spokane, Wash., Sunday, May 1, 2016. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)