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Shawn Vestal
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Shawn Vestal joined The Spokesman-Review in 1999. He currently is a columnist for the City Desk.

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June 16, 2021, 5 a.m.
To the list of cities that have been held up as examples of how to fight homelessness successfully – from Salt Lake City’s original housing-first models to the jail-or-treatment ultimatums in Marysville, Washington – you can now add San Diego and Bakersfield, California.

June 13, 2021, midnight
How many unsheltered homeless people are there in Spokane?

June 8, 2021, 1:08 p.m.
Oh, swell. Another racist zealot with a “compound.” Just what we need.

June 6, 2021, 6 a.m.
We know that forest fires have been burning bigger and hotter, summer after summer.