Stories tagged: homelessness
UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 1:24 p.m.
If history of crime is any indication, there were worse times to be a resident of Spokane.
Thu., April 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
The city’s annual Point in Time Count found a slight increase in homelessness overall, with single adult homelessness continuing to trend upwards.
Tue., April 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
A new law opening City Hall to the public without setting a time limit won’t change day-to-day operations or turn the building into a de facto daytime homeless shelter, officials …
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 10:24 p.m.
A federal appeals court won’t rehear a case related to a ordinance that bans residents from sleeping outside, a policy that has sparked protest in Spokane.
Sun., March 31, 2019, 5 a.m.
City Council President Ben Stuckart declared from the dais last week that neither Seattle nor Spokane is dying, but the divisive KOMO-TV report has prompted a wide-ranging discussion on the …
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 7:06 a.m.
As the city’s $1.3 million warming center program winds down, city leaders are looking to purchase an emergency shelter to increase the number of shelter beds permanently.
Sun., March 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
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Sun., March 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
Downtown cameras, security measures would be pushed under new plan considered by Spokane City Council
The panel is being asked to give its OK to a program that would encourage downtown businesses to put up more lighting and cameras to combat crime by giving them …
Sat., March 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
A blue sedan turned into the side street as our patrol car pulled up to the stop sign, the driver frantically waving for attention. It had so far been an …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 9:08 p.m.
Local governments could set up homeless “camps” in an emergency without following some state environmental rules, under a Senate-approved bill.
Tue., Feb. 26, 2019
New research reveals what many young people and families impacted by behavioral health crises have known for quite some time: they are not receiving the support they need to heal.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 5:03 p.m.
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes opens doors to provide Spokane’s homeless vets a hot meal, access to resources
In a room at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, homeless people were treated to chili, hot dogs and potato salad courtesy of Spokane’s Catholic diocese. One veteran attended …
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
Now that Spokane’s shelter capacity has increased by 275, the city will resume enforcing a law that bars people from sitting, sleeping or lying on the streets of downtown Spokane …
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 4 a.m.
The Erminia Avenue warming center is likely the last of four new winter warming centers to go online for the season. The 52-mat warming center, which is managed by the …
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019
For many people experiencing homelessness or poverty, having a pet is a need for survival not a luxury, but finding a safe place to sleep that accepts pets, affordable veterinary …
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Here are five major news stories that made a splash – in some cases immediately, in others over weeks and months – this past year in and around Spokane.
Tue., Dec. 25, 2018
And I’m hoping that we, as a community, as a people, can hold in our hearts a sense of their humanity, of our shared humanity with them, and not retreat …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 6:46 a.m.
Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ will soon be able to host up to 25 young people in a warming center a 10-minute walk from downtown Spokane.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
Three people filed ethics complaints against City Councilwoman Kate Burke, saying her participation in a protest with homeless activists in front of City Hall disqualified her from voting on homeless …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018
The activists behind the protest homeless encampment in front of City Hall known as “Camp Hope” plan four protests in downtown Spokane to demand repeal of city ordinances prohibiting camping …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 3:14 p.m.
After agreeing to increase funding for to address homelessness, the Spokane City Council voted unanimously to ask other cities to provide for the basic needs of their homeless population.
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018
We at Salem Lutheran Church have been delighted to open as a warming center this winter. We are grateful for the city’s partnership and provisions.
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 1:21 p.m.
The Seattle Mariners have pledged $3 million for a new effort to prevent low-income renters facing eviction from falling into homelessness.
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane is currently growing at a rapid rate, adding 20,293 members to our community from 2016 to 2017, according to worldpopulationreview.com, a site focused on the population of different communities …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Spokane is joining three other Washington counties in an initiative to study youth homelessness and fill in gaps between shelters and the services at-risk young people need to succeed.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 8:15 p.m.
Spokane police removed the homeless encampment in front of City Hall Sunday morning.
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 4 a.m.
Hope Works is run by Goodwill in partnership with the city of Spokane, Catholic Charities and the Downtown Spokane Partnership. The goal is to reach out directly to panhandlers, gather …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
Demonstrators, including Councilwoman Kate Burke, chain themselves together to protest removal of City Hall homeless camp
The demonstration – which drew a large crowd as well as onlookers from the nearby ice-skating ribbon in Riverfront Park – was an attempt to stop police from clearing out …
Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 11:26 a.m.
A group is suing the city of Seattle over its use of tiny home villages to combat homelessness.
Fri., Dec. 7, 2018
Residents of Camp Hope, the homeless encampment built around the side entrance of city hall, were told by law enforcement Thursday that they had 48 hours to leave the property …