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House of Charity shooting ruled justified

The Spokane County Prosecutor has ruled a fatal officer involved shooting near the House of Charity on April 28 justified.


Editorial: Strengthen the grip on mental illness

Nobody wins when mentally ill people are not getting treatment. Jails and shelters are stressed. Public safety deteriorates. Downtown businesses must deal with people acting out.


City of Spokane to help fund House of Charity for round-the-clock homeless services

City officials Thursday announced a commitment to fund the House of Charity as a round-the-clock emergency shelter for homeless people in Spokane starting in 2017.


Officers involved in House of Charity shooting identified

The Spokane Police Department has released the names of the three officers involved in the fatal shooting of a homeless man outside the House of Charity on April 28.


Bishop says improved funding for homeless shelter could have prevented police shooting

A lined sheet of white butcher paper takes up half the wall outside the House of Charity’s chapel. By mid-morning Friday, about a dozen people had written to say goodbye …


Man with knife shot dead by police at the House of Charity

A man is dead at the House of Charity after approaching police with a knife lodged in his body, urging officers to “kill me, kill me,” witnesses said.


House of Charity shortfall could close drop-in center during the daytime hours

Spokane’s largest drop-in center and shelter for homeless people may all but close its doors during the day without a significant infusion of cash from local government and private donors.


‘Gentle spirit’ Ed McCarron retiring from House of Charity after decades serving the homeless

Ed McCarron once made his boss 45 minutes late for a dinner reservation. McCarron, the longtime director of Spokane’s House of Charity, was walking downtown to a restaurant with Catholic …


Volunteers bring ministry to House of Charity

Howard Riebe and Jim Sipes spend every Wednesday morning visiting with the guests at the House of Charity shelter at Pacific Avenue and Browne Street in downtown Spokane. They are …


Homeless, supporters gather for 10th annual memorial

Don Juan Foster collected cans for money and often slept on a bench just off the Centennial Trail in Mission Park. The 55-year-old died after being hit by a car. …


Police investigate attacks on Spokane’s homeless

William Faust was asleep when the beating began. A rock cracked down on his skull once, then again. The attacker kept hitting, not letting up until most of Faust’s clothing …


City, Downtown Spokane Partnership campaign to target panhandling

As a round of cars passed Douglas Seibold and his crinkled cardboard sign that read “anything is nice?” at Division and Third, he finished the last of his late-morning beer …


Shawn Vestal: As man dies in roadway, nobody stops

Who killed Don Foster? The question lingers, almost two weeks after the shameful, ugly spectacle of Foster’s death. Police are still looking for a gold or tan SUV – a …


Vestal: The homeless talk, Rep. Kevin Parker listens

It was technically a political town hall meeting – constituents and a politician, questions and answers. But apart from that, it was nothing at all like a political town hall, …


Teen arrested in butcher knife stabbing

Spokane police made one arrest in a suspected butcher knife stabbing at the House of Charities early this morning.


Elderly man with dementia located by police

Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating an elderly male with extreme dementia who walked away from the House of Charity, 32 W. Pacific Ave. on …


Bureau volunteer has overcome hardships of her own

Miranda Carolus knows what poverty, addiction and hopelessness feels like. She also knows how one compassionate person can plant a seed of hope that grows into a changed life. While …


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. …


Hockey meets homeless at local charity

When the Spokane Chiefs hockey team hits the ice in full gear and the crowd roars “Go Chiefs, Go!” it’s easy to forget that many of the players are high …


Donations to keep homeless shelter open through summer

The House of Charity homeless shelter in Spokane will remain open through the summer after an outpouring of donations from the community.


Once-homeless racers take to the course

There are probably as many reasons to run in Bloomsday as there are participants, but a group of homeless and formerly homeless Bloomies are doing it for self-respect. “I did …


Grant to Catholic Charities enables housing for poor

Catholic Charities of Spokane announced plans to build a downtown housing complex for the city’s poorest residents to be financed almost entirely by a $2.5 million state grant. The 50-unit …


Cold opens warming centers

The cities of Spokane and Coeur d’Alene on Monday activated warming centers in anticipation of extreme cold this week. Shelters in Spokane are authorized to open their doors to the …


Wise Words with Dr. Arch Logan

Dr. Arch Logan is the medical director at the House of Charity’s clinic in downtown Spokane. He volunteers four to five days a week at the shelter, where homeless and …


Bishop will attend Poor Man’s Meal

The Most Rev. Blase Cupich, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane, will attend his first Poor Man’s Meal at the House of Charity this Sunday.


Religion notes: Greek Festival offers food, dancing

You’ve waited all year to get your hands on some authentic Greek dishes, and now it’s finally here. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St., will present its …


Warming centers activated for homeless tonight

Two Spokane warming centers are being activitated tonight to shelter homeless residents who otherwise would shiver outdoors in the arctic cold, city officials said this morning.


Homeless man treated to game

Tom Willette, a homeless man staying at House of Charity, got a big gift for New Year’s. Willette, who is recovering from cancer at the downtown Spokane shelter, had a …


Warming centers open tonight

The emergency warming centers at the Spokane Salvation Army, 204 E. Indiana, and House of Charity, 32 W. Pacific, will open tonight.


Two held in fire at building transients used as shelter

A man and a woman taken into custody during a downtown blaze Thursday morning are being charged with second-degree arson, Spokane fire officials said. Windy M. Garland, 22, was arrested …