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Authors of note: 12 female writers who are worthy of adoration

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.

Women Helping Women luncheon moves online to continue fundraising

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.

Annual Women Helping Women fundraiser going virtual

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.

Washington women crushing it in cannabis

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.

Fewer than 5% of pregnant women have good heart health, study shows

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.

League of Women Voters of Washington: Redistricting update must get done in 2020.

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.

Egyptologist Kara Cooney uses lens of ancient Egypt to discuss female power

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.”

Effort to register high-school-age voters underway in Spokane

“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.”