Author: Taylor Graham

YWCA Spokane awarded federal loan at crucial time

Spokane County has the highest rates of domestic violence in the state and advocates worry things will only get worse the longer we are asked to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19. That's why they say a federal loan from the Paycheck Protection Program could not have come at a more important time.

How you can help service industry workers suffering without tips

"This has been a huge upheaval for everyone, but I can't imagine the folks who were hit harder than the folks that work in restaurant and hotels," says Big Table executive director Kevin Finch. "For folks in this industry, because you're living so close to the edge anyway, the day that you don't get to work means you're instantly in crisis."

Spokane chefs hoping for Restaurant Week boost as they battle rising wages

Inlander Restaurant Week is best known for giving local restaurants a boost over a ten-day stretch every winter, but local restaurant owners say it has the power to impact business well past the end of February. They're hoping that's the case again this year as they try to combat their biggest minimum wage increase yet.