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  • Fresh Sheet: Long-gone chili parlor’s recipe published

    Downtown Spokane restaurant that closed in 1961 has chili recipe included in new cookbook of lost recipes, and other food-related news from around the Inland Northwest.


  • YWCA seeks nominations for women awards

    The YWCA of Spokane is seeking nominations for its 2016 Women of Achievement Awards. Awards are given in six categories:


  • Ashley Judd to speak at annual YWCA fund-raiser

    Actress Ashley Judd will be the keynote speaker at the YWCA of Spokane’s 2016 fund-raising luncheon.


  • Editorial: Domestic violence victims get one-stop service

    Thanks to partnership among law enforcement, prosecutors and the YWCA, domestic violence victims have a one-stop place for legal assistance and counseling.


  • Domestic violence victims find hope in YWCA program

    Less than a year into a new partnership between the YWCA, law enforcement and prosecutors, domestic violence victim advocates say they’re already seeing a difference.


  • Spokane Family Justice Center combines range of domestic violence services

    Most members of Spokane’s Regional Domestic Violence Team weren’t present to see the ribbon-cutting for their new offices. Instead, they were in court, working to provide support to victims and …


  • Connection to clients fuels YWCA’s Regina Malveaux

    Along a wall outside the administrative offices of the YWCA of Spokane are images of Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Pakistani …


  • YWCA campaign aimed at raising domestic violence awareness

    The YWCA is passing 10 purple purses around town during October, creating awareness about domestic violence and hoping to collect enough online purse check-ins to earn a $10,000 grant from …


  • Domestic violence shelter set to open

    Domestic violence victims fleeing abusive partners will have a new housing option next month when the YWCA opens a new confidential safe shelter in Spokane Valley. The YWCA already operates …


  • Rising against abuse

    One in three women will be abused in her lifetime. Sarah Foley said that statistic shocks a lot of people.


  • YWCA women’s lunch Oct. 25

    Tickets are available for the 30th annual Women of Achievement Benefit Luncheon on Oct. 25. Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will speak at the luncheon.


  • Anthony’s bid highest

    The company that owns Anthony’s restaurant in downtown Spokane has submitted the highest bid to buy the city-owned building the restaurant occupies overlooking Spokane Falls. But some Spokane City Council …


  • Y’s ‘Crown’ sparkles despite cancellation

    About 100 women were queens for a day Thursday. The women, all clients of the YWCA, got their hair cut, colored and coiffed, picked out new outfits, and were treated …


  • Queen Latifah brings motivational message to INB tonight

    Spokane will get an opportunity to share an evening with the queen at the INB Performing Arts Center tonight – not her royal highness of the British monarchy, but rather …


  • Spa show to help YWCA

    This weekend’s Health Beauty Spa Show at Spokane Community College’s Lair benefits the YWCA’s Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program in two ways: A portion of the proceeds supports the program, …


  • Queen Latifah coming to Spokane

    Queen Latifah will come to Spokane March 22 for ” A Conversation with the Queen.”


  • Victims of same abuser find friendship in court

    Andrea Oton and A’Lesha Markee have always considered themselves outspoken women – not the kind to be pushed around. But as each woman discovered, anyone can become a victim when …


  • Embracing core mission

    A bomb was found on the morning of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in Spokane. It didn’t go off. Forums about racism and violence have been held, and …


  • YWCA’s riverfront land sold for $3.2 million

    Spokane’s YWCA finally has sold its prime riverfront campus. The property, which overlooks the North Channel of the Spokane River, sold Dec. 9 for $3.2 million to The Falls, said …


  • YWCA sells riverfront building for $3.2 million

    The deal completes six years of work by the YMCA and YWCA to sell their former downtown properties to raise money for joint campus on North Monroe Street.


  • Women to celebrate resilience

    One of the best-known programs at the YWCA of Spokane is Our Sister’s Closet, where low-income women find clothes suitable for job interviews, work or workplace training. YWCA staffers can …


  • Education notes: YWCA honors Gonzaga Prep senior

    Gonzaga Prep senior Francisca Chau was recently recognized for her outstanding community service with the 2010 YWCA Young Woman Achievement Award. Chau’s list of accomplishments include her involvement in school, …


  • Buyer calls off YWCA deal

    A development company’s recent decision to break an agreement to buy prime riverfront land from the YWCA of Spokane has left the nonprofit group searching for a new buyer in …


  • YWCA left searching for building buyer

    A development company’s recent decision to break an agreement to buy prime riverfront land from the YWCA of Spokane has left the nonprofit group searching for a new buyer in …


  • 3 community centers to serve people of all ages

    A new community center is always a hit. Spokane and Coeur d’Alene are about to score a grand slam. Three nonprofit organizations with deep local roots are finishing three landmark …


  • YMCA-YWCA collaboration paying off

    A joint effort by the YWCA and YMCA to build two big community centers in Spokane is emerging as a model of collaboration for nonprofits, especially in lean times when …


  • ‘Everyone should be able to dance’

    The undead came to life in the YWCA’s gym last week. With Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” playing from a boom box, a dozen kids writhed, shimmied, stomped and danced. The children …


  • YWCA site plans proceeding

    SRM Development LLC is moving forward with a condo tower proposed for the YWCA site near downtown Spokane, more than a year after announcing the project. The Spokane-based development company …


  • Developer plans condo towers on YWCA’s Spokane River site

    SRM Development LLC is in the early phases of planning for two condo towers on the YWCA property on the north side of the Spokane River near downtown Spokane, one …


  • Bingo! YWCA finds new home

    The YWCA intends to buy the Big Brothers and Sisters Bingo Hall building on North Monroe Street and move its social-service programs there within about two years. YWCA Executive Director …


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