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Emma Ledbetter

Emma Ledbetter is a freelance writer from Newcastle, Washington. She is a rising senior at Washington State University, where she is a microbiology major. She has written for The Daily Evergreen, WSU's student newspaper, for the last three years and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Emma is content as long as she is writing, and she hopes to be a science writer after she graduates. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking and playing with dogs.

The Fig Tree Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Spring Events

The Fig Tree, a Spokane-based ecumenical newspaper, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this spring with a slate of events including a lunch, breakfast-time benefit and gala dinner. 

EWU to Host Discussion about Racism in Liberal Groups

Eastern Washington University is hosting a discussion about racism and classism on Thursday, featuring a lecture by Angie Beeman, who will speak about her recent book “How Liberals Silence Racial and Class Oppression.”

Salvation Army Response Continues Following Gray, Oregon Road Fires

The Salvation Army needs volunteers year-round. Organizers hope to build disaster volunteer database for future crises.

11 Regional Churches Vote to Disaffiliate from UMC Amid Nationwide LGBTQ Theology Schism

Over 6,000 congregations have left the United Methodis Church nationwide since 2019.

Spokane Pride Kicks Off Two-Day Festival, Supported by Faith Groups

Spokane Pride kicks off today, featuring a two-day festival with five stages worth of entertainment, a safe zone for youth and 14 food trucks. 

Queer Nonprofit, Chroma, to Protest Discriminatory Legislation in Idaho

Lewis-Clark Valley queer nonprofit Chroma is hosting an event Wednesday for members of the queer community and allies to protest recent anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in Idaho and nationwide.

Task force hopes cohousing communities could improve homelessness in rural Spokane County

Scope of homelessness problem is difficult to quantify in rural areas because individuals are scattered; cohousing offers security, permanent address

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