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Triple C seeks change and community

“I want to show that we can all find a common goal with this plant,” said Colored Cannabis Collective President Ahnya Smith.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Empire Health Foundation head Antony Chiang announces departure

Chiang has led Empire Health Foundation as its first and only president since the nonprofit was formed following the sale of Deaconess and Valley hospitals in 2008. The 51-year-old is …


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Avista announces a $7 million investment in communities

Avista is donating $7 million to area communities to prevent homelessness, promote youth education and support small communities in its service area.


Julie Farley brings beauty to those who need a confidence boost

As a former model and long-time owner of downtown Spokane’s The Makeup Studio, Julie Farley knows a thing or two about putting your best face forward. But it’s not just …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 12:54 p.m.

Giving Tuesday: Spokane nonprofits look online for donors after post-Thanksgiving consumer holidays

Now in its seventh year, Giving Tuesday is a national response to the post-Thanksgiving commercial spending holidays that urges donors to consider charitable gifts. This year, several Spokane nonprofits will …


‘Mrs. Santa’ and her ‘elves’ prepare for another season of giving at the Spokane Guild School on Black Friday

Marilyn Henderson, the retired program coordinator at the school for children with developmental disabilities, is prepping for yet another season of giving away toys to families. Henderson, who signs letters …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers talks Kavanaugh, refugees and human trafficking during stop at Lutheran Community Services

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers met with the director of Lutheran Community Services, the Spokane-based nonprofit providing support for refugees and victims of sexual assault, on Friday morning, as the Trump …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Treasure Valley homelessness program assists over 100 families in first year

With the help of the understanding landlord and local nonprofit CATCH, Inc., Boise resident Joanna Sherman was able to move in and have a place to call her own for …


Because International launches kickstarter campaign for retail shoes

Because International, a local nonprofit that makes and distributes growing shoes for children in need around the world, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a retail version of their shoe, …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Apple partners with nonprofit to bring its coding curriculum to more blind and visually impaired people

Apple is partnering with the Chicago-based Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired to bring its coding curriculum to more people with visual disabilities.


During tense meeting, Stratton says allegations of a ‘sexual predator’ are not within City Council’s purview

Spokane City Councilwoman Karen Stratton capped Monday evening’s council meeting with a blunt message, saying she is “tired and increasingly resentful” of accusations that some council members don’t support women …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

Spokane Councilwoman Kate Burke receives cease-and-desist letters for calling nonprofit contractor ‘a sexual predator’

Two local law firms have sent letters to City Councilwoman Kate Burke demanding she stop referring to an employee of a local nonprofit as “a sexual predator.”. Burke threatened the …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 12:03 p.m.

Workers with disabilities showcase Salem nonprofit’s success

The Salem-based nonprofit integrates people with disabilities into the community, including finding and helping them keep jobs.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 4:04 p.m.

Catholic Charities furniture bank gives used items new beginnings

Tim Crabb runs the repair shop at Catholic Charities Spokane Furniture Bank. Crabb and his skilled volunteers refinish old furniture for families or individuals in need.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Deaf community protests firing of official with Nexus Inland Northwest

Members of Spokane’s deaf and hard of hearing community protested the firing of a beloved executive director at a local nonprofit on Monday.


East Central Community Center contract review sparks controversy between nonprofits

The scrum to operate Spokane’s East Central Community Center has led to complaints this summer of bias in the city’s selection process, including some targeting a sitting Spokane City Council …


Political winds unfairly buffet charter schools

Resistance is myopic – and it’s particularly damaging to the poor students, often black and Hispanic, most helped by charters.


Northwest Immigrant Rights Project sues Justice Department to keep giving legal help

The U.S. Justice Department has ordered a Seattle-based immigrant rights group to halt a large part of the work it does to advise immigrants of their legal rights and help …


Turkey tells Oregon-based Mercy Corps to stop its program that helps Syrians

Turkey has ordered Portland, Oregon-based Mercy Corps, one of the largest humanitarian organizations delivering aid to Syria, to immediately shut down its Turkish operations, ending a program that provides regular …


Elevations foundation a lifeline for families with child therapy needs

Elevations got its start when a group of therapists and a parent saw financial and insurance limitations restricting families’ access to needed therapies and therapeutic devices for motor, language, cognitive, …


Free Rein Therapeutic Riding makes home at Spokane Equestrian Center

Free Rein Therapeutic Riding has a new home at the Spokane Equestrian Center. The nonprofit has access to its own outdoor arena and indoor tack up area, and the ability …


Women Helping Women Fund seeking grant applications

The Women Helping Women Fund is seeking grant applicants for nonprofit programs that benefit women and children in the Spokane area.


Mosaic Community shop a worthy home for the bicycles that made memories

Mosaic Community Bike Shop is a place that demonstrates Christian principles while helping the disadvantaged learn marketable skills. It’s a worthy new home for the Clark family’s bicycle fleet.


Spokane Guilds’ School to hold 20th annual Penny Drive

The Spokane Guilds’ School and Neuromuscular Center will hold its 20th annual Penny Drive to raise funds for the organization on April 23.


Disability Rights Washington to hold open house celebrating new Spokane office

Disability Rights Washington is opening a new office in Spokane to protect rights of persons with disabilities.


Nonprofits to NFL: Stop pushing fantasy sports on kids

The National Football League should stop offering fantasy sports competitions to children because the games could lead some young sports fans down the path of gambling addiction, two nonprofit groups …


Spokane nonprofit prepares medical, well-drilling shipment for Guatemala

The group Water for Life has operated in Spokane County for more than a decade, digging 79 wells in Guatemala and delivering clean water and medical supplies to tens of …


NFL drops its tax-exempt status

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status, which Commissioner Roger Goodell called a “distraction.” In a letter to team owners, Goodell said that the …


Shawn Vestal: Idaho Freedom Foundation pushes limits of word ‘charity’

When you think of a “charity,” what do you picture? When you think about an organization that is dedicated to “education,” what sort of schooling springs to mind? Does a …


Idaho Freedom Foundation’s charitable status scrutinized

BOISE – In the ornate public gallery of the Idaho House of Representatives, lobbyist Erik Makrush of the Idaho Freedom Foundation leaned over to a reporter sitting next to him …