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  • Change for the Better program helps homeless get back on track

    The loud hammering coming from the gymnasium in the basement of Central United Methodist Church doesn’t come from a building improvement project – it comes from several personal improvement projects. …


  • Homeless aid revamp apparently paying off

    Among all the reorganizing and rethinking under Mayor David Condon, it can be hard to connect what’s happening at City Hall with what’s happening outside it. But there are signs …


  • Church launches plan to address homelessness

    At the corner of West Third Avenue and South Howard Street, where drug deals are common and panhandling yields profits, the staff at Central United Methodist Church has a front-row …


  • Transient breaks leg running from cave fire

    A man who was living in a makeshift cave dwelling along the Spokane River broke his leg this morning running from a fire that ignited inside the structure.


  • Two men charged in attack with hatchet

    Two homeless men have been charged in an attack on a third homeless man with the blunt end of a hatchet that broke his skull and vertebrae. John C. Hill, …


  • Warming centers activated tonight

    The City of Spokane is activating its warming centers for the second night in a row tonight.


  • Spokane’s warming centers open tonight

    The city of Spokane’s warming centers will open today at 8 p.m. due to forecasts predicting temperatures dropping below 15 degrees.


  • 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.


  • Homeless campers getting the boot

    As many as 50 people living under the Interstate 90 viaduct in downtown Spokane will have to find somewhere else to sleep. Spokane officials announced Thursday that they will enforce …


  • Volunteers provide 400 Christmas meals for seniors, homeless

    For those who had nowhere else to go for Christmas, Carl Perron had a place. Perron rushed in and out of the downtown Mid-City Concerns kitchen Tuesday to serve Christmas …


  • ‘This is my family’: Christmas dinner for homeless

    For those who had nowhere else to go for Christmas, Carl Perron had a place. Perron rushed in and out of the downtown Mid-City Concerns kitchen Tuesday to serve a …


  • Shelter leaders question tent city proposal

    Despite a Spokane couple’s proposal to create a safe, family-friendly tent city downtown, some shelter directors doubt such an encampment is the solution for combating homelessness. Ralph “Doc” Harvey and …


  • Couple hope to start tent city beneath Interstate 90

    Ralph “Doc” Harvey knows what it’s like to be homeless. He’s crammed into a too-small tent stacked on milk crates. He’s called a tent city home. “For someone not homeless, …


  • Spokane providing 6 portable toilets for homeless

    SPOKANE — The city of Spokane is placing six portable toilets under an elevated section of Interstate 90 where homeless people congregate.


  • Young people raising awareness about homelessness

    Katrina Boik has never been homeless and the closest she’s ever gotten to spending a night outdoors is camping with her family. That’s going to change Friday night, when Boik …


  • Downtown’s Beignets closes, blames loiterers

    Owners of a downtown Spokane restaurant are closing their doors and blaming teens and adults who they say loiter on the block and harass customers. Judie Sowards, who owns Beignets …


  • Burglary suspect: These pants aren’t mine

    A suspected burglar caught wearing pants with methamphetamine in the pocket said the pants didn’t belong to him, police say.


  • Bed rest for the weary

    Mike Hamilton’s hands tell the story. His fingers are short and thick – too short, you realize – and it’s hard not to look at them and wonder what happened. …


  • Spokane to open two warming shelters tonight

    The City of Spokane has activated its Homeless Warming Center program due to cold weather.


  • Spokane group seeks housing aid proposals

    The city of Spokane’s Human Services Department, in partnership with the Spokane Regional Homeless Governance Council, is seeking proposals for grant funding to reduce homelessness. The request for proposals covers …


  • Grants support homeless

    The federal government has renewed funding next year for 208 Washington state programs serving the homeless, including about $3 million for 28 Spokane programs. The U.S. Department of Housing and …


  • Warehouse space fills need for reliable shelter

    Homeless people in North Idaho now have a place to stay warm every night of the week. Ground Force Manufacturing, a Post Falls company, is offering an unused warehouse as …


  • North Idaho homeless get new warming center

    Homeless people in North Idaho now have a place to stay warm every night of the week. Ground Force Manufacturing, a Post Falls company, is offering an unused warehouse as …


  • Offers of warmth as chill settles in

    Amanda Duke stopped by the Fresh Start homeless drop-in center in Coeur d’Alene on Monday afternoon, glad to find a place she could feel warm and safe for the night. …


  • Home away from homelessness

    Britain Webb has been homeless twice while attending University High School. Domestic violence forced the 17-year-old’s mother and siblings out of their Spokane Valley apartment the first time, Webb said. …


  • Community help lets shelter reopen

    After taking a two-month hiatus to raise money, a North Idaho nonprofit organization that shelters homeless families for up to 90 days will be back in business on Sunday. When …


  • Search for a stable condition

    Alicia Ponce-Myers should be swimming. Or playing basketball with her friends. At the very least the 12-year-old from Tonasket, Wash., should have been able to enjoy summer Bible camp: she …


  • Sheltered in motels, “hidden homeless” wait, hope

    Robert Cordero and his five children have lived at the Hillside Inn in Cherry Hill, N.J., for more than five months. They are among untold thousands nationwide who have been …


  • Homeless numbers decline in Idaho

    A statewide count indicates 2,199 people are homeless in Idaho, a 6 percent decrease from the 2,346 people counted as homeless in 2010. Of those, 1,310 were single and 889 …


  • Homeless drop-in center causes problems for Coeur d’Alene neighbors

    Dozens of neighbors who live near a downtown Coeur d’Alene homeless drop-in center say in the two years the center has been there, they’ve been subjected to panhandling at their …

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