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Former Spokane Regional Health District officer Dr. Bob Lutz may take his former employer to court over his 2020 dismissal.

Lutz submitted an administrative claim against SRHD that was made public Wednesday. The 40-page document alleges wrongful termination in violation of federal and state law, and defamation.

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A second mass COVID testing site is still in the works for eastern Spokane County. The site is intended to complement one that opened this week at Spokane Falls Community College. The second site was to be located at Spokane Community College, east of downtown. But Spokane Regional Health District health officer Dr. Francisco Velazquez said Wednesday his department and private contractor Discovery Health are now looking at sites in Spokane Valley.

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On Wednesday many high-risk workers, people who have medical conditions or are pregnant became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

In a Spokane Regional Health District briefing Wednesday, Dr. Mark Schemmel, an obstetrics and gynecology specialist, urged everyone eligible, especially those who are pregnant, to contact a doctor and get a vaccine.