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Stop the Silence to hold music festival this weekend

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Are you looking for something to do this weekend? You can listen to live music and help raise awareness about domestic violence. Stop the Silence will be holding a fall music festival this weekend to raise funds…

YWCA sees an increase in calls to domestic violence helpline

Advocates with the Spokane YWCA say they have seen an increase in the number of calls into the domestic violence helpline. The pandemic is said to be one of the primary reasons for the increase. Experts say domestic violence thrives in isolation, and not being able to go anywhere effects the victim.

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.

Local YMCA reflects on Paul Allen's generosity

He was one of the Northwest's most influential businessmen and philanthropists - best known as the co-founder of Microsoft and the owner of the Seattle Seahawks. Some in Spokane are remembering billionaire Paul Allen for another reason - his generosity.