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Social services coordinator Kathleen Schmidt, left, holds the door while Bishop Thomas Daly blesses a studio apartment at the request of the tenant in the new Buder Haven apartment house, which held its grand opening on E. 2nd Ave. Thursday, July 28, 2016. Buderhaven and the adjacent building, The Marilee, were built specifically to provide subsidized housing for the chronically homeless. The two buildings have 100 one-bedroom and studio units. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Catholic Charities, Volunteers of America open two new high-rises for the homeless

new One hundred chronically homeless people in Spokane will soon have an apartment to call their own. On Thursday, Catholic Charities of Spokane and Volunteers of America celebrated the opening of Buder Haven and The Marilee, two permanent supportive housing projects for homeless people who struggle with mental illness, substance abuse or other challenges.

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Washington records

Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Caleb N. Millican and Amanda M. Densmore, both of Spokane. Joseph M. Wallace and Robyn S. Reeves, both of Spokane. Anders R. Burgess, of Spokane Valley, and Kylie M. Davidson, of Spokane. Brandon N. Lee, of Statesville, ...

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Public safety
Burn ban takes effect in Spokane County Friday 
Man accused of slipping camera under hotel room door  
updated ‘Unknown irritant’ sickens service members at Fairchild  
New city attorney in jeopardy, council members say  40 
New hires beef up staffing in SPD, Sheriff’s Office  
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Julyamsh powwow returns to Coeur d’Alene  
Powerball ticket sold in northern Idaho worth $150,000 
Plea deal for Kyle Odom to be explored in Pastor Remington shooting 
In Cape Horn fire, band of residents helped save neighborhood 
After yearlong probe, answers expected soon in cause of Cape Horn fire  
Ken Jernberg, teacher who helped struggling Spokane youth, dies at 68  
Sue Lani Madsen: Let’s treat gun safety like safe sex and teach it in schools  135 
Spokane International Academy finishes the school year on a high note  
There have been Steele siblings at Shadle for 26 years, but last of 10 kids has graduated  
Free all-day kindergarten coming to all Central Valley schools  
Semitruck spills diesel onto Spokane Valley freeway entrance  10 
Getting There: Spokane International Airport weather observers avoid cut  
Changes to North-South freeway suggested at transportation workshop  32 
Unbuckled seat belts the common denominator in rash of local traffic deaths  53 
Avista to begin installing electric vehicle chargers in homes, workplaces  43 
Julyamsh powwow returns to Coeur d’Alene  
Nonprofit helps disabled vets with handyman services  28 
ArtFest returns to Browne’s Addition for 31st year 
Authors give advice, send texts to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day  
40th Lilac Bloomsday Run kicks off at trade show  14 

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