Wedged into a recliner in the corner of her assisted living apartment in Portland, Skylar Freimann, who has a terminal heart condition and pulmonary illness, anxiously eyed her newly arrived hospital bed on a recent day and worried over how she would maintain independence as she further loses mobility.
A Spokane priest having an apparent mental health crisis caused outcry from officials in the U.K. after he spoofed royal guardsmen last month by claiming to know the battalion’s chaplain and gained access to the guard barracks at Windsor Castle, a home of Queen Elizabeth II.
Four Muslim detainees in the Spokane County Jail filed a U.S. District Court lawsuit April 11 citing religious discrimination, charging that their requests for halal food before and during Ramadan were not met in violation of the First Amendment and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.
A journey of at least 500 miles from Sumy, a city near Ukraine's eastern border with Russia, to Moldova and on to Romania, was scheduled to end later that day with Rabbi Yechiel Shlomo Levitansky and his wife and children taking a flight to Israel. Levitansky, who's been living and building a Jewish congregation in Sumy for the past 17 years, said on a video call from the driver's seat of his car that he'd not stopped to reflect completely on the decision to leave.
Parishioners at the Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in downtown Spokane have been faithfully raising money for years to build a shrine to St. Peregrine, the patron saint of people with cancer. Though there’s still money left to raise, organizers hope the shrine will be complete in time for St. Peregrine’s feast day on May 1.
Liberty Lake artist and Selkirk Middle School seventh-grader Sindhu Surapaneni has come up with a way to connect Valentine’s Day and Black History Month with her newest painting titled “Everyone is Loved.”
Spokane's Ukrainian residents don't all see eye-to-eye on the issue. Inna Mayorov doesn’t want to take sides. The Ukrainian-American owner of Yummy Snamy European Food and Deli interacts with Spokane Slavs at her store every day, and lately that means hearing conversations about the escalating Ukraine-Russia conflict.
When discussing the concept of an afterlife, we talk a lot about heaven, but we also talk a lot about hell and what it means to be condemned. Traditionally, hell has been described as a place of eternal damnation, but I see it as a prison sentence with the possibility of parole.
The donations to the two local charitable organizations make up a small fraction of Donors Trust's $180 million in giving in 2020, according to a tax filing first obtained by CNBC and linked to Spokane by the news outlet the National Catholic Reporter earlier this month. That document also contained evidence of giving, through what are known as "donor-advised funds," to a group called VDARE, whose founder has espoused white nationalist views, and the Tea Party Patriots Foundation, a Georgia-based organization that helped organize the rally featuring President Donald Trump before some attendees violently breached the Capitol Building. Donors Trust paid out $75,000 to the VDARE Foundation in 2020, according to the tax filing, and $250,000 to the tea party group.