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St. Vinny’s Warming Center Still Open

As St. Vincent de Paul's warming center went into its 18th consecutive night open on Monday, the organization announced the center, located in Post Falls, will continue operating through Wednesday. Doors will remain open longer, if the extremely cold weather persists. St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho is the region's largest provider of services to the homeless. On Sunday night, 27 people were sheltered in the center, which is located in Post Falls. Director Jeff Conroy said the number of people visiting the warming center has fluctuated from 18-30 each night. “More as the cold weather lingers,” Conroy told The Press. The center is open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night when the temperature dips below 25 degrees. Wind chill is also considered/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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