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Author and radio personality Sandra Tsing Loh’s latest work, “The Madwoman and the Roomba,” covers one turbulent year midway on the journey of its author’s life. From January through December 2016, Tsing Loh takes her readers through a confessional, irreverent and self-deprecating account of modern midlife womanhood. On June 23, Tsing Loh will participate in a Northwest Passages Book Club virtual forum on her work hosted by comedian Julia Sweeney.
With the COVID-19 pandemic prohibiting gatherings but increasing the need for services non-profits provide, the Women Helping Women Fund and the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery decided not to cancel their fundraisers but instead move them online. Amy Vega, from Vanessa Behan, and Heather Hamlin, executive director at WHWF, discussed their fundraising goals and online event plans at The Spokesman Review’s Northwest Passages book club Monday.
Stephanie Land, author of “MAID: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive,” will participate in a virtual fireside chat hosted by KXLY’s Kris Crocker in association with the Women Helping Women Fund and its Women Helping Women 2020 Resiliency Campaign. The event will begin at noon on Tuesday.
The coronavirus epidemic has dramatically changed the face of child care in Washington State, while also raising clues about how to repair an inadequate system that has become much worse.
When Jaime Stacy founded Strong Women Achieving Greatness (SWAG), she hoped to equip and empower young women to not only believe in themselves but each other. Three years later, SWAG has become a bridge keeping middle and high school girls connected to school during the coronavirus pandemic.
When a distance runner wins four medals at the small school state track championships, it doesn’t make much of a ripple.
Maple Street Bistro on Friday catered lunch to 80 women and children at the Union Grace Mission Crisis Shelter for Women and Children in northeast Spokane.
With all that’s happened in the college basketball world in the last two weeks, perhaps it’s better to look ahead to next year.
Charlene Anderson knows exactly what she wants – to own an mixed martial arts and weightlifting gym for women.
On a chilly Tuesday morning, a handful of women – and one sheepish girl – of the Women Helping Women Fund gathered and pulled purple t-shirts over the heads of a few of the runners to draw attention to “Women Helping Women Week.”
Sabrina Ionescu had 20 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds to lead No. 3 Oregon to an 89-56 victory over No. 7 Stanford in the women’s Pac 12 tournament title game.
The runners captured midstride in Riverfront Park’s iconic work of public art will look a little different after Tuesday morning.
Since 2012, many Washington women have taken on leadership roles working to lobby lawmakers or their communities, and have proven able to bring together diverse groups of cannabis enthusiasts with strong passions and opinions.
Kat Tudor scored 24 points and Mikayla Pivec scored 17 and No. 14-ranked Oregon State trounced Washington State 82-55 on Thursday night in the first round of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament in Las Vegas.
This year’s presidential campaign looked very promising for women candidates
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and U.S. health experts are working to better understand why so many moms are dying. But many women might be unaware of their heart risks while pregnant – and the importance of taking steps to improve heart health is becoming clearer in light of a new study.
We have an opportunity once every 10 years for our state to make any changes in Washington’s redistricting process. Now, in the 2020 legislative session, is our last chance to modify the process until 2030. The League of Women Voters of Washington urges support of House Bill 2575, which includes reforms to increase transparency and accountability of the Washington redistricting commission. The Washington House of Representatives passed HB 2575 (57-41) on Wednesday. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. This bill regarding Washington state’s redistricting process has widespread support. In addition to discussions with our 2,400 League of Women Voters of Washington members, public forums on redistricting with over 1,600 people from across Washington were held. Though many individuals had varying opinions about the redistricting maps, nearly everyone shared similar ideas about the kind of map-drawing process they would trust.
Holly Tucci, 41, cites significant advances in research and technology since her birth with a congenital heart defect, but more is needed. Today, she is an American Heart Association volunteer and ambassador to promote the 2020 Go Red for Women campaign.
For Kara Cooney, studying ancient peoples helps her understand the world around her. “I think most people think they need to look at the actual world around them, or they’re not going to get it,” she said. “For me, I find it’s too shiny, too distracting, too much of my own stuff.”
“Actually it’s way more important than Rubber Chicken,” said Braden Albertini, who will turn 18 on July 20, of registering to vote. “People in government are deciding what they’re going to do for you, and I think that having a say in that is really important.”