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Spokane homeless told to pack their tents

SPOKANE — Homeless people who have been camping under an Interstate 90 viaduct in downtown Spokane are facing a deadline this afternoon to move on.

Police on Thursday handed out 24-hour notices to pack up their tents.

Social workers are helping the homeless find temporary housing, news reports show. But those who don’t comply with the city’s new policy could be arrested.



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Freeman students march in unity to honor memory of slain classmate Sam Strahan

UPDATED: 9:38 p.m.

Drenched in sunshine and a sharp spring wind, more than 70 students marched Friday out of Freeman High School behind a “Freeman Strong” banner to the same football field where they sheltered in fear last September following the shooting that killed 15-year-old Sam Strahan and injured three girls.