Savy Varyu

I am a creative communications professional and writer with a passion for storytelling. I have experience across diverse fields: writing for news outlets, PR/marketing agencies, online publications and social platforms. 

911 calls up 833% in Spokane Co. during storm

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -- 911 dispatchers answered 2,389 calls in Spokane County Tuesday night, roughly 2,100 more than usually. Receivers said those calls came between 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday. During the same time frame Monday, dispatchers answered just 256 emergency 911 calls. That is an 833 percent increase. Crime Check call receivers were also inundated with phone calls. Spokane County 911 operation managers said they received 804 calls.

Why 'Press Virginia' scares Gonzaga fans

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- West Virginia’s basketball team has a nickname more common than the Mountaineers, and it could pose a problem for Gonzaga. ‘Press Virginia’ is known for aggressive full court defense and fast style of play. WVU’s head coach Bob Huggins has spent years morphing his team into the defensive powerhouse the Zags face Thursday night. It’s a type of team Gonzaga is not overly familiar with. The matchup has sparked fear in Zag fans and widespread predictions of an upset. The Bulldo