Treva Lind, SpokesmanReview

Treva Lind


Spokane, WA, United States

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Past articles by Treva:

Food insecurity remains high in Spokane and statewide, UW-WSU survey shows

A recent statewide survey found that food insecurity remains high among low-income residents as they face increased food prices and ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. University of Washington and Washington State University professors tapped more than 5,000 people, with nearly half reporting they experienced food insecurity. In Spokane County, 48% among about 400 people reported using… → Read More

Spokane native works as team support for Navy F/A-18s in Super Bowl flyover

For the 2023 Super Bowl pregame national anthem, a Navy flyover formation will feature four Navy aircraft, including two F/A-18F Super Hornets that can claim a little Spokane support. Petty Officer 1st Class Ashley Clifford, Spokane-raised, is among crew maintaining that aircraft. The F/A-18F Super Hornets are aircraft depicted in the recent "Top Gun: Maverick" movie. → Read More

More instructors needed to teach seniors in balance classes to prevent injuries from falls

As Spokane's icy conditions linger, more people get injured in slips or falls. But such accidental falls can be a year-round hazard – or fear – for older adults. It doesn't have to be that way, said Phil Helean, a coach for a free fall prevention class called A Matter of Balance. Demand has risen for more in-person classes at senior centers, churches and fire departments, but more volunteer… → Read More

SCC's Sunwold and Spiceology exec sprinkle together salt-free blends geared to kidney, heart patients

Sodium can sneak up to high levels in daily eating, while stroke patients and people with kidney or heart disease are told to cut it significantly. Bland can be the result, and a grab for the salt shaker. Seeking flavor sans sodium, local culinary instructor Duane Sunwold and a former pupil partnered in 2020, and now Spokane-based Spiceology has a line of 17 salt-free herb blends, launched two… → Read More

Deaconess rolls out nurse robots amid staff shortages to deliver medications, lab work, supplies

MultiCare Health Systems deployed four robots, each called Moxi, at Deaconess on Thursday as errand-runners for the hospital's nurses. The "nurse robots" do basic chores normally handled by those employees, such as picking up and delivering lab samples, PPE supplies and medicines. Such simple tasks fill up about 45 to 75 minutes of a nurse's shift and take away from patient care, said Jennifer… → Read More

CdA cardiac nurse needs heart transplant after getting rare inflammatory disease

A Kootenai Health cardiac nurse, Windy Manzardo first noticed that she had irregular heart palpitations. At work, she hooked herself up to a telemetry monitor. She and coworkers saw "ugly ventricular tachycardia," a heart rhythm problem caused by irregular electrical signals in the heart's lower chambers. She went straight to the ER, but more problems unfolded. It took six months until diagnosis… → Read More

Retired firefighter recalls how Salvation Army came through in the most unexpected way

Gary Girod can't pass a red kettle without placing at least a couple dollars inside. When the retired firefighter sees a Salvation Army volunteer with a bell, it also takes him back more than 60 years. That's when the charity showed up in the most unlikely of places, while stranded on a mountain. → Read More

Last-minute Halloween books and movies take the focus off all-sweets

Halloween tends to have all eyes on costumes and candy, at least among the children. Families can add in some last-minute holiday activities to reduce sugar overload and tone down excitement. For a list of favorite Halloween books and shows, The Spokesman-Review turned to librarians, bookworms and movie fans. → Read More

Beyond the triangle: For a creative jack-o'-lantern, get the right tools and a little planning

Using a few tricks closer to Halloween, families can get past those triangle eyes when carving a Jack o'Lantern. Start by searching for patterns online or in kits, and try to find the kits' tiny hand-held saws for more flexibility to create shapes beyond straight lines, among other tips from Eric Frickle, co-owner of the Kitchen Engine, who has hundreds of festive carves under his belt from more… → Read More

'Stop the killing of women': Afghanistan refugees march in Spokane against Hazara genocide

Afghan refugees who live in Spokane talk regularly with relatives in their former country, so news hit hard about a Sept. 30 attack at a West Kabul learning center. A bomb there killed up to 53 people from the Hazara community – most of them girls and young women. → Read More

Family Halloween action returns for festive fun

For a family on the hunt for Halloween fun, it's sweet timing for the rest of October. The region plays host to a number of spooky, or just festive, activities. → Read More

Grant will help Spokane's Goodheart Behavioral Health reach more Native Americans

More access to mental health services with a cultural focus – and tools to address trauma – are among issues facing Native Americans who are struggling, said counselors in a Spokane program. They're also fighting a fentanyl crisis. Now, the American Indian Community Center's Goodheart Behavioral Health program is able to add mental health counseling, through UnitedHealthcare's $150,000 grant. → Read More

'A smashing good time': Destructive boat races with no water sail in popularity each year at Stateline Speedway

A Stateline staple, it’s an event simply called the boat races. The nearest body of water is about 4 miles away. → Read More

University team tests robotic arm exoskeleton at St. Luke's for stroke recovery

A robotic arm exoskeleton being tested in Spokane is reaching to advance recovery for stroke patients. → Read More

Recycleman retires from Spokane Indians games but his sustainability stamp remains

For 12 seasons, Brad Bishop sprinted full-speed across the Spokane Indians baseball field, did handstands and joked with fans in farcical superhero persona – all to make ballpark recycling fun. This year, Recycleman's booming voice and top-of-the-dugout gymnastics are missing. Bishop has ended his stint as a mascot performer, mostly because the demands of his job as an applied behavior analyst. → Read More

Spokane's 'Connor the Cornhole Cowboy' throws for American Cornhole World Championship

Connor Thornberry, 15, perfected a smooth throw when he began as a rookie cornhole player two years ago. Then came his signature black Stetson, a birthday gift in September, and his competitor's title: Connor the Cornhole Cowboy. His mostly adult competitors describe Thornberry as a tough opponent in the popular bag-tossing game that's taken off as a sport, including ESPN coverage. Thornberry is… → Read More

Job shifts: Valley museum hosts Smithsonian traveling exhibit 'The Way We Worked'

At the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum through Aug. 20, a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit called "The Way We Worked” covers the diverse evolution of employment in the U.S., from agriculture and factories to a range of jobs boosted by flight and space missions. It explores racial inequality and early child labor practices.The museum also has created companion displays on regional… → Read More

Dad's journey as an ICU nurse inspires family of caregivers

This Father's Day, John Rothstrom marks first-time grandpa status. He plans to work the day prior in a 12-hour shift as an intensive care unit nurse, so Rothstrom told his daughter they'll figure out something for a family dinner. Flexibility is a norm for the Rothstroms, because he, his daughter, son and daughter-in-law are all nurses. → Read More

Grilling safety: With more use of barbecues and smokers, here's how to prevent emergency calls

Where there's heat for barbecuing, there's increase risk of burns and blazes. The National Fire Protection Association estimates about 19,700 patients go to the ER per year because of injuries involving grills, including 9,500 thermal burns. An average 10,600 home fires are started by grills each year. → Read More

Spokane Fire Department adds EMS pediatric tools for baby and child emergency care

In June, the Spokane Fire Department is set to launch the Handtevy system with tools adapted to pediatric calls, which occur infrequently among all emergencies yet often are the most stressful. Trainers say Handtevy helps tap answers and right-sized equipment in seconds, versus minutes. → Read More