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Treva Lind

Treva Lind

Current Position: features writer

Treva Lind joined The Spokesman-Review in 2016, after 12 years working as a correspondent. She is a reporter for the News Desk covering health, aging and family issues.

Most Recent Stories

News >  Business

Rich Hadley, champion of university district, medical school, Fairchild and other economic drivers, dies at 76

UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2023

Rich Hadley, who for 21 years led the region's business chamber now called Greater Spokane Incorporated, died on Sunday. Hadley is credited by many Spokane leaders for his vision and partnerships that created the University District and Washington State University's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. A former U.S. Navy air intelligence officer during the Vietnam War, Hadley also forged a strong relationship with Air Force officials, becoming one of the region’s foremost advocates for protecting Fairchild Air Force Base and boosting its future role.

News >  Education

More than 100 students apply to Eastern’s new nursing program as demand for health workers soars

More than 100 students applied for 40 seats in Eastern Washington University's new four-year nursing program's upper division classes that start in August. In 2022, the state Legislature funded $6.1 million for EWU to expand to a full four-year program. Leaders cited the need to train more nurses, as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened shortages. But other issues that limit admitting more students to regional BSN programs include faculty recruitment and hospital training availability, educators say.
News >  Features

Food insecurity remains high in Spokane and statewide, UW-WSU survey shows

A recent statewide survey found that food insecurity remains high among low-income residents as they face increased food prices and ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. University of Washington and Washington State University professors tapped more than 5,000 people, with nearly half reporting they experienced food insecurity. In Spokane County, 48% among about 400 people reported using food assistance in the past month.
News >  Features

38,000 people in Spokane County could lose Medicaid coverage as COVID public health emergency ends

UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2023

Some Apple Health members who were covered during the pandemic could lose Medicaid insurance this spring. States will soon return to normal operations, those in place before emergency measures were enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. When President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, it removed what was called continuous Medicaid enrollment from the Public Health Emergency. This spring, people on continuous enrollment will be required to renew eligibility.
News >  Features

Benevolent bulldogs: Gonzaga men cheer up kids in pediatric cancer wing

Community Cancer Fund has turned assists on the basketball court into an assist for local cancer patients, by teaming up with five Gonzaga players: Rasir Bolton, Nolan Hickman, Malachi Smith, Hunter Sallis and Julian Strawther in a community pledge drive to support local cancer patients in its "CCF Assists Program." The players on Monday visited children in the pediatric cancer wing at Providence Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, as well as touring in other pediatric units.
News >  Features

Local ballerina, 17, plans leap toward being a professional dancer after first place award

Dancing since age 2, Avery Denney has taken a leap closer to her goal to become a professional ballerina after receiving a first place award in January. The Rathdrum resident, 17, took the top position in a senior classical ballet division of the Youth America Grand Prix, among about 140 solos. She plans to go to the grand prix finals competition this April in Florida.

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