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Thursday, October 29, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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.

Scott Erdmann wins three-man playoff to capture Rosauers Open title

Scott Erdmann played the par-5 18th at Indian Canyon twice in the pro-am earlier in the week and four times during the Rosauers Open Invitational. His scores: eagle, birdie, birdie, birdie, birdie and birdie. Erdmann’s fina two birdies came Sunday afternoon, the first helping him get into an all-Oregon three-man playoff and the second, roughly 30 minutes later, completing his improbable comeback to win the tournament.

Foster parents decry flu vaccine requirement

A new Washington law is forcing foster care providers to make a choice: get a flu shot or stop caring for children younger than 2 years old. At least 50 foster parents in Eastern Washington already have told the state Department of Social and Health Services they would rather relinquish their licenses to care for infants and toddlers than be vaccinated for flu.

Need for clean diapers goes beyond preventing rash

Durga and Manju Ghalley speak limited English after moving to Spokane from Bhutan two years ago. But it was easy to explain why the couple picked up a dozen free diapers at Mission Community Outreach Center last week for their daughter, Suprena, who’ll turn 2 this summer: “To protect her,” Durga Ghalley said.

Store caters to young Santas

Oh, sure, it may be more fun to give than to receive. But what if you’re 4? And you only have 50 cents? And you already distributed all your best cotton-balls-glued- to-tongue-depressors snowflake ornaments?

40th birthday bash nets $855 for Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery

As his wife’s 40th birthday approached, Rob Brewer knew he wanted to do something memorable for Lorna. He planned a surprise party complete with purple streamers and paper plates. He ordered a cake and swore their friends to secrecy.