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For many suburban women, the past four years have marked a political awakening that has powered women’s marches, the #MeToo movement and the victories of record numbers of female candidates.
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In her quest for a ninth term in Congress, McMorris Rodgers defended early actions of the Trump administration to stop the spread of the pandemic and argued existing assistance programs would help if they were extended. Democrat Wilson said the White House lost time by publicly downplaying the impact of the virus.
Candidates for the state's Number 2 executive position agreed Washington needs to reform its tax system, do more to combat racism and hold large companies like Boeing accountable for the breaks they get during a debate Monday night.
Spokane area voters for whom English is not their primary language can get online help from Spokane County Elections Office and the League of Women voters.
Maria Cullooyah has spent almost her entire adult life working to improve economic opportunities on the Spokane Indian Reservation where she grew up. Her life’s work has earned her a YWCA Women of Achievement Award for Government and Public Service.
For the fourth time in five seasons, the Gonzaga women’s basketball team will open the West Coast Conference schedule on the road.
When 73-year-old rancher Walter "Sonny" Riley faced federal officials in 2018 who alleged he was allowing his cattle to graze on public land, he knew the attorney he needed to call: Toni Meacham.
Jan Swanson has always been interested in teaching the whole child. Her innovation and dedication in founding the North Wall Child Development Center in 1981 and spending the next four decades educating children has earned her the 2020 YWCA Women of Achievement Education Award.
Bonnie Bush’s decades of work to modernize the juvenile justice system and make it more equitable has earned her the YWCA Women of Achievement Community Enhancement Award.
For more than 10 years, Saturdays at Calvary Baptist Church in Spokane meant serving soup for those who needed it. When the coronavirus pandemic forced the church to close the program, Betty “Mama D” Dumas found a way to keep serving food on Saturdays.
She’s nothing special. To hear Brandie Evans tell it, she’s just a regular person with some run-of-the-mill skills that she’s happy to put to use when she sees a need arise. A little organizing here, a little note-taking there – it’s really not a big deal, she insists. And yet, if you talk to her colleagues at Partners Advancing Character Education in Spokane Valley and the West Plains, she’s an indispensable force for good.
For Ginger Ewing, art is not only expression – it’s about creating a sense of place, sparking conversation and connecting the community.
When her husband, Jim Boyd, died in 2016, Shelly Boyd found herself in the midst of a long legal battle to earn recognition of her people from the Canadian government. But even before then, Boyd was working to preserve the culture, language and memory of the Sinixt tribe.
Debra Schultz has never been one to be idle. She was one of the first women to be a soil scientist in the state of Michigan. She spent 20 years teaching middle school in Spokane Public Schools. She’s served on district and state curriculum development and assessment committees. And she also co-founded the Inland Northwest Land Trust, now called the Inland Northwest Land Conservancy.
When 73-year-old rancher Walter “Sonny” Riley faced federal officials in 2018 who filed documents in federal court alleging that he was allowing his cattle to graze on public land, he knew the attorney he needed to call: Toni Meacham.
If you attended a community college in Spokane, you have, in part, Jane Johnson to thank. If you attended Expo ’74 or benefit from the event’s lasting impact, you have, in part, Jane Johnson to thank. If you’ve visited the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture at its current location on First Avenue, you have, in part, Jane Johnson to thank.
If there is one person in the community who is an advocate for all kids, regardless of where they come from, it’s Poppy White, her colleagues say.
As a surveyor, city engineer, public works manager and city administrator, Katy Allen’s extensive career in public service is built on a reputation of getting things done.
When Spokane Valley first incorporated in 2003, and dozens of candidates for the first city council came forward, Diana Wilhite noticed a troubling trend: No women declared they would run.