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Report completed on police shooting of Washington state man

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A special investigative unit has completed its report on the February death of an unarmed Mexican man who was shot by police in the central Washington city of Pasco. The report was presented to the county prosecutor Thursday ...

Spokane, East Valley teachers walk out to protest funding

More than 65 percent of the nearly 2,500 Spokane Education Association members voted in favor of the one-day strike. It’s the first time the union has approved a strike since 1979. It is among more than 60 school district workforces across Washington ...

3 found dead after Spokane County fire were homicide victims

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Investigators say three people found dead after a house fire north of Spokane this week were the victims of homicide, and the fire appears to have been set to cover up the crime. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office said Thursday the ...

Des Moines Police Department gets State Accreditation from WASPC

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) recognized the Bothell and Des Moines Police Departments and the Mason County Sheriffs Office with Accreditation awards at their Spring Conference and Exposition in Spokane Washington on May ...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe names new tribal administrator

culminating with his becoming executive director of the American Indian Community Center in Spokane, Washington. He also served as assistant tribal administrator (vice president of Programs) for the Cook Inlet Tribal Council in Alaska. ThunderEagle earned ...

To see why Amtrak's losses mount, hop on the Empire Builder train

A coach ticket between Spokane, Washington and Williston, capital of North Dakota's oil boom, costs $111, much cheaper than flying. Its supporters include both Republican and Democrat politicians, illustrating how the often-vicious partisan rancor over ...

Top FHWA official says unfinished Spokane project proves need for long-term highway bill

Washington Department of Transportation officials said it would cost about $750 million to link the new freeway to Interstate 90. Nadeau said the project would be good for the Spokane area by easing congestion and improving safety. He said the White House ...

Latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The NCAA has released its latest Academic Progress Rate for student-athletes and Washington State teams recorded six perfect scores. The announcement Wednesday was for the 2013-14 academic year. Women's basketball, men's and women's ...

Pilots Reported Control Problems Before Spokane, WA Accident

The NTSB's preliminary report from a May 7 accident involving a Piper Malibu that resulted in the fatal injury of the two people on board indicates that the pilot reported control problems with the airplane before it went down. According to the report, on ...

Bishop Thomas A. Daly installed as the seventh Bishop of Spokane, Washington

Bishop Thomas A. Daly receives his cathedra at his Installation Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, Spokane, Washington “Humility, trust and surrender, all qualities of the Mother of Our Lord and so many saints before us, will lead us to hope, healing ...

Spokane’s non-existent economic development agencies

Wonderful essay from the SpokanePlanner about Spokane’s delegation of “public economic development activities to private, non-profit organizations is dysfunctional (at best)” and laced with secrecy an…

Hgh Replacement Therapy Age Management Hgh Activator In Spokane, Washington

Rejuvenate st augustine lawn HGH replacement therapy age management rDNA HGH. Best place to buy certified bio HGH replacement therapy in Spokane, Washington? Anti aging and the injection, comes to see…

Spokane County Employment and Unemployment, in charts

From the Washington State Employment Security Department The ESD chart suggests employment has almost recovered to pre-Depression 2.0 levels (but see chart from U.S. BLS, below, with a strangely di…

3,000 teachers in Spokane hold 1-day strike; Tacoma teachers vote to stay in class

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment SPOKANE, Wash. — About 3,000 teachers in the Spokane area are holding a one-day strike to protest the state Legislature’s failure to increase school funding. We…

EXCLUSIVE: Spokane Real Estate Market in graphic format

All images are from Zillow.com. Red=for sale, Blue=foreclosure North Spokane   South Hill       Spokane Valley section   Zooming in shows a few more homes for sale than the “big picture…

Premier Garage Door Repair in Spokane

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Jerry Sneva Born In Spokane, Washington, USA - May 23, 1949

May 23, 1949Jerry Sneva(Photo; www.amazon.com)Born in Spokane, Washington, USA. Jerry is a former off-road driver who also drove in the USAC and CART Championship Car series. He raced in the 1977-1982…

Storm In Spokane Photo

A storm approaches from the northeast, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. (Young Kwak) The weather is a little unstable this afternoon as a storm approaches Spokane, WA from the northeast.

Spokane's Garden Expo (and more)...

As I mentioned yesterday the Spokane Garden Expo took place on Saturday, May 9th. It was my first time to attend and I didn't know what to expect...
The event takes place on the campus of Spokane Com…

The passion for horticulture is alive and well in Spokane

As I've mentioned I recently made a trip up to Spokane, Washington. It's home, where I grew up and where my parents and one of my brothers (along with his family) still live. When I moved back to Spok…


A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named

1. What are generic drugs?

A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named. The same dosage, safety, strength, desired effect, how to use and final results, unless the trademark.

2. Are the equally safe generic drugs to leading factory name? 

Yes. The FDA requires that all drugs are safe and effective. Being that the generic use the same active ingredients and work in the body in the same way as the original, also have the same risks and benefits.

 3. Are the equally powerful to the original generic drugs?

Yes. The FDA requires that generic drugs are of the same quality, strength, purity and stability as their counterparts with factory name.

4. generic drugs need more time to work in the body?

No. Generic drugs work in the same way and for the same period of time the drugs trade name.

5. Why are generic drugs less expensive?

One of the main reasons is because the manufacturers of generic drugs did not have to invest money to the developers of the original drug spent on the new product. New drugs are developed and protected by a patent. The patent protects the investment-including research, development, distribution and advertising-giving the company the sole right to sell the drug while it remains in effect. When approaching the expiration of the patent, manufacturers pueded submit an application to the FDA to sell generic versions of the drug. Since these manufacturers do not incur these costs desarrolllo the product as the first, can sell the generic version at substantial discounts. There is also more competition and less advertising, which helps keep the price down. Today, almost half of all drug prescriptions are replaced with generic versions.

6. Are drugs with name brand, produced in more modern facilities than generic?

No. Both facilities must meet manufacturing requirements required by the FDA. The agency does not allow drug manufacturing facilities of inferior quality. The FDA annually conducts about 3,500 inspections to ensure that regulations are met. The signatures of generic drugs work comparable to those of drugs called factory facilities. Indeed, the producers of original drugs produce approximately about 50 percent of generic drugs; frequently make copies of their own brand and other firms that are sold without the original name.

7. If the name drugs and generic factory have the same active ingredients, why they look different?

In the United States the law does not allow a generic drug look exactly the same to another name or trademark. However, a generic drug must duplicate the active ingredient of the original. The colors, flavors and some inactive ingredients may be different.

8. Is it necessary that every drug has a generic equivalent?

No. When drugs called factory were introduced, most of which were protected by a patent for 17 years.This provided protection to the originator that covered the initial costs (including research and marketing expenses) to develop the new drug. However, when the patent expires, other companies can introduce genetic competing versions, but only after being put to thorough testing by the manufacturer and FDA approved.

 9. What is the best source of information about generic drugs?

Contact your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company for more information about its generic drugs. You can also visit the FDA on the Internet: Understanding Generic Drugs. [5]


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in SPOKANE WASHINGTON

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status


Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in SPOKANE WASHINGTON

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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