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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.

Feature creature: Old Molly still has spunk to spare

I am a beautiful brown-and-white senior gal with a lot of spunk left and look forward to long walks and car rides with my new family in 2020, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said in an email.

Simone Soars: Biles named 2019 AP Female Athlete of the Year

They’re called “Simone Things,” a catchall phrase for the casual ease with which Simone Biles seems to soar through her sport and her life. The irony, of course, is that there’s nothing casual or easy about it. Any of it. The greatest gymnast of all time and 2019 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year only makes it seem that way.

Spokane astronaut McClain backs up decision to cancel first ever all-female spacewalk

Spokane native and NASA astronaut Anne McClain said she made the recommendation to swap her out of what would have been the first all-female spacewalk in history. “Leaders must make tough calls, and I am fortunate to work with a team who trusts my judgement,” she tweeted Wednesday in regard to the spacewalk scheduled for Friday outside the International Space Station. “We must never accept a risk that can instead be mitigated. Safety of the crew and execution of the mission come first.”