YWCA Spokane on Tuesday named seven “women of achievement” who will be honored at a luncheon next month. The annual luncheon, now in its 35th year, is the YWCA’s largest fundraising event and seeks to raise awareness about domestic abuse in the Spokane community.
Amy and John Roberson grew up in the same small community of Woodland, Washington, on farms about 2 miles apart. They attended the same school grades K-12, yet it took a world war to bring the couple together. That’s not to say Amy went unnoticed by John.
The goal of Somebody Needs You is to match donors with the specific requests of needy Spokane residents. The list of requests is coordinated by the Volunteers of America in cooperation with recognized social service agencies in Spokane. If you have an item to donate, please contact the social service agency directly. Donors who can deliver items are especially appreciated. If someone you know needs help, contact a local social service agency provider.
The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that Tyrone Power, one of the country’s leading movie actors, was proceeding with plans to establish a movie studio in Spokane. The Washington Motion Picture Co. would soon be incorporated and a site for a studio would be announced within two weeks, said C.J Ward, Power’s manager.
Spokane County voters won’t be asked whether they want to raise property taxes this year. The county commissioners, Al French and Josh Kerns, voted to rescind a tax proposal on Tuesday, a month after they, along with then-Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn, voted to put it on the November ballot.
In contrast to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sen. Maria Cantwell spoke unimpeded during a 90-minute town hall session at Gonzaga University on Tuesday to a half full room at Gonzaga University. Cantwell criticized the latest GOP health plan, which failed in the Senate, as a tax cut for the rich and also expressed disappointment at President Donald Trump’s statements on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Smokane quietly opened in its new location on East Sprague Avenue last week, a few months after the Spokane City Council stepped in to shrink the buffer zone between pot shops and arcades in response to concerns a sham business was preventing a legitimate business request to move. The arcade at the center of the controversy has sued the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board for allowing the relocation.
In Spokane, the number of concerned locals has been steadily increasing in recent years. To accommodate the growing interest, a group of small-scale keepers started the Backyard Beekeeper’s Association (BYBA) as an educational outlet for those looking to pursue hobby keeping.
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