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Medication take-back programs under way in Grant Co.

Medication take-back programs under way in Grant Co.

It’s natural for children to explore their surroundings – unless they’re getting into the medicine cabinet where medicines are kept. Safe Kids Grant County reminds parents to make sure they store medicines out of their children’s sight and reach.

Nationally each year, unintentional poisoning is the cause of death for approximately 100 children ages 14 years and under. Poison control centers in the United States receive 1.2 million calls as a result of accidental poisoning of children ages 5 and under. Nearly 90 percent of these occur in the home, and nearly half involve pharmaceutical and over-the-counter medications. According to the Washington State Department of Health, from 2005-2009 eleven Grant County children ages 0-14 were hospitalized for 2 days or more due to poisonings involving drugs prescription, over-the-counter, and recreational drugs.

Join Supercuts At The Gonzaga Women's Basketball Game!

Join Supercuts At The Gonzaga Women's Basketball Game!

Supercuts hair stylists will be at the Gonzaga Women's basketball game at the McCarthey Center on Thursday, February 14 starting at 4:30 pm to put (washout) colored gel in fan's hair for FREE.  Fans who get colored gel in their hair will also receive a $5.00 value discount card for a future service at any Supercuts.  Supercuts also sponsors the halftime fun during this game as 2 Junior Zags kids get to compete on the game floor.  Children 8 to 12 years of age may visit Spokane and Coeur d'Alene area Supercuts salons to enter the drawing for a chance to win free tickets to a future Gonzaga University Women's basketball game and the chance to compete in the Jr. Zag Race during halftime.  Supercuts are the Official Hair Salons for the Gonzaga Bull Dogs.

Day of Action held for GMO labeling advocates

Day of Action held for GMO labeling advocates

 

Washington Food & Water Watch held a Day of Action today to mark their food-labeling initiative being added to November's ballot.

Initiative 522, also known as “The People's Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act”, “would require most raw agricultural commodities, processed foods, seeds and seed stocks, if produced using genetic engineering as defined, to be labeled as genetically engineered when offered for retail sale,” according to a news release from Brian Zylstra, spokesman for secretary of state office.

Spokane Arena announces 2014 NCAA Tournament ticket buying process

Spokane Arena announces 2014 NCAA Tournament ticket buying process

 

The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena and Washington State University announced the buying process for tickets to the 2014 NCAA men's basketball championship Rounds of 64 and 32 on Monday.

“All guests who purchase tickets to the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship – Spokane Regional … will be placed on a priority waiting list giving them the first opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship,” a news release from the Spokane Arena read.

If you buy the 2013 women's tickets, you will be notified in late February 2013 via email with “details on how to purchase tickets” for the men's games in 2014. You can reserve as many women's tickets as you'd like, but you are only entitled to a maximum of four tickets if you are on the waiting list.

“Purchasing two 2013 Women's Basketball tickets will allow you access to two 2014 Men's Basketball tickets,” the release said.

Dirty Dash registration opens

Dirty Dash registration opens

 

The popular Dirty Dash opened registration today for the 2013 “race” to be held at Riverside State Park on July 13.

Loyalty registration, which runs until Jan. 30, costs only $35. After that the price to sign up steadily rises the closer we get to the event.

“Resolve to make 2013 your dirtiest yet and we guarantee to make that happen for you in one unforgettable morning of feasting on filth, groveling through grime, delighting in dirt, and wallowing in mud rather than self-pity,” a news release from Dirty Dash said.

Sign up at thedirtydash.com.

Locally Made Movie Premiers Tonight!

Locally Made Movie Premiers Tonight!

After months of shooting and editing a local filmmaker is ready to premiere her latest movie, The Merry Graingers.

The movie, produced and directed by Serena Belsby, is about a feuding family finding peace in the midst of tragedy.

The world premiere of the movie is set for tonight at 7 pm at the Bing Crosby Theater at 901 W Sprague. 

Staying true to the roots of the film, a hay carpet will take the place of the traditional red carpet.

Tickets are $13. For more information check out the official movie website.

Prescription Drug Drive

If you have a medicine cabinet full of left over prescription drugs, the Coeur d' Alene Police Department would like you to safely dispose of them.

This Saturday you can hand over your prescription drugs at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

"There are many risks associated with storing prescription drugs that are not part of a current drug therapy," wrote Sgt. Christie Wood with the Coeur d'Alene Police Department

"The prescriptions may be outdated and not effectively treating the symptoms they are intended for. If prescription drugs are being stored and the person they are for is not taking them according to the prescription, it is possible they could be taken by mistake or potentially stolen.