Stories tagged: homeless
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 12:21 P.M.
Homeless man found dead in Portland tent
Police say a homeless man was found dead inside a tent along Interstate 84. Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says officers discovered the man last week while conducting a welfare …
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 12:02 P.M.
Backers for Seattle homeless levy collect signatures
Backers of a proposed $275 million property-tax levy to fund efforts to curb homelessness in Seattle have begun collecting signatures.
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 6:54 P.M.
After two sleeping homeless men were killed, Las Vegas police used a mannequin as bait
The similarities between two killings of homeless men in Las Vegas prompted police to set a trap: A mannequin, wrapped in blankets like a sleeping homeless man with his head …
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 8:51 A.M.
Bill would protect Idaho homeowners from squatters
Legislation seeking to protect homeowners and landlords from squatters is headed to the Idaho Senate.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017, 6 P.M.
Union Gospel Mission’s sobriety requirement for homeless fits philosophy of solving poverty
Union Gospel Mission focuses on people who are ready to get sober and requires sobriety at their shelters.
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 10:41 A.M.
Seattle assesses homeless population ahead of proposed levy
A survey of homeless people in Seattle has found that many were living in the city when they lost permanent shelter.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 9:22 A.M.
Puyallup may impose new rules on homeless center despite lawsuit threats
The seven-month wait for Puyallup to decide what new rules will govern a controversial homeless aid center could end next week.
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 7:53 A.M.
Opposition to proposed downtown dog ban in Eugene
A proposed downtown dog ban in Eugene is being criticized as discriminatory against homeless people and impossible to enforce.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 12:57 P.M.
Open Doors family shelter needed to offer safe refuge for Spokane’s homeless 24 hours a day
The Open Doors family shelter is the final piece of Spokane’s effort to make sure every homeless person has a safe, warm place to be 24 hours a day.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 11:15 A.M.
Seattle mayor pitches $55M tax measure for homeless services
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is pitching a property tax ballot measure to raise $55 million a year to pay for increased homeless services.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 7:46 A.M.
Judge rules cleanups of Seattle homeless camps can continue
A federal judge has decided not to impose restrictions on how Seattle and the state of Washington conduct cleanups of unauthorized homeless camps. The Seattle Times reported that two homeless …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 9:04 A.M.
Coeur d’Alene man’s ‘Fifty Sandwiches’ project raising awareness of homelessness
Instead of getting a job right after college, Justin Doering decided he first wanted to do something else. So the 22-year-old Coeur d’Alene man raised $10,000 on Kickstarter to spend …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 11:59 A.M.
Portland developers sue to evict homeless tent camp
Two Portland development companies have filed a lawsuit in order to evict a homeless tent camp across the street from a hotel they are renovating.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 8:22 A.M.
Tri-Cities school districts testing water for lead, copper
Kennewick schools recently shut off or replaced roughly 54 water faucets and 20 drinking fountains as part of an initial round of tests for lead and copper.
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 12:44 P.M.
State’s homeless student population grows to nearly 40,000
Nearly 40,000 Washington students were homeless last school year, a 12 percent increase from the year before. The Seattle Times reported Tuesday that according to the state superintendent’s office, the …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 12:43 P.M.
Protests occupy Portland City Hall over plight of homeless
Protesters occupied Portland’s City Hall over the plight of a mentally ill homeless woman who was found standing on the street with her stillborn baby in her arms earlier this …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 8:57 A.M.
Feds OK using Yakima armory to house homeless veterans
Federal officials have approved the Yakima Housing Authority’s application to turn a former Marine Corps Reserve armory into housing for homeless veterans.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 10:34 P.M.
Despite House of Charity’s extended hours, a few of Spokane’s homeless prefer sleeping outside
Jonita “Pink” Chavez spends her nights outside sleeping on a mattress beneath a metal awning at Second Avenue and Browne Street. During the day, she walks around under the nearby …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 1:45 P.M.
Lawsuit filed over Seattle’s cleanups of homeless camps
Two homeless people in Seattle filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging the city and the state’s cleanups of unauthorized homeless camps are unlawful. The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, says …
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 7:22 A.M.
Germany: 7 suspected of trying to set fire to homeless man
German investigators are questioning seven young men who are suspected of trying to set a homeless man alight in a Berlin subway station over Christmas.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 5:57 P.M.
Lives of 33 homeless Spokane residents celebrated at memorial service
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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 11:41 A.M.
Five malnourished children found living in car outside Wal-Mart
A man and woman are facing child neglect charges after a sheriff’s deputy found five malnourished children living in a car parked outside a Wal-Mart store.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 5:41 P.M.
Spokane to collect $3.8 million in homelessness grants
Spokane will receive nearly $3.8 million in federal funding to address homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday. The annual grants, which fund projects including transitional …
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 6:54 P.M.
Homeless across country fall victim to synthetic marijuana
The nation’s homeless are proving to be especially susceptible to a new, dirt-cheap version of synthetic marijuana, which leaves users glassy-eyed, aimless, sprawled on streets and sidewalks oblivious to their …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 5:20 P.M.
Mandatory overnight rule at Spokane’s Union Gospel Mission concerns some advocates for the homeless
Some homeless people in Spokane are concerned about changes restricting access to services at the Union Gospel Mission men’s shelter, advocates for the homeless say.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 2:36 P.M.
Some homeless camp sweeps stopped by civil rights monitors
As Seattle works to clean up homeless camps in the city, some efforts have been stopped for not following protocol.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016, 8:07 P.M.
Food trucks provide meals, clothing to homeless in downtown Spokane
Food truck owners braved the cold Sunday to divvy out fresh food, water, Gatorade, chips, doughnuts, warm clothing and hand warmers to dozens of homeless people in the parking lot …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 12:30 P.M.
Audit finds problems with Oregon housing agency
Amid a housing shortfall that political leaders say is a priority to address, Oregon’s lead state agency on affordable housing is falling short on its responsibility to help guide policymaking …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 7:47 A.M.
Police: Decomposed body found in homeless camp
Police say a decomposed body has been found in a sleeping bag at a small homeless encampment in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 7:10 A.M.
Seattle to open 3 new sites to house homeless
The city of Seattle has announced plans to open three new homeless camps early next year.