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A master's degree and a full-time job as a middle-school counselor weren't enough to help Shanon Baker land an apartment she could afford in Seattle's east-side suburbs. But a $750 million commitment by a local tech giant helped do the trick.
There’s a four-bedroom, two-bath home in the Minnehaha neighborhood for sale at a price – $215,000 – that’s hard to find in Spokane’s increasingly tight housing market.
The Spokane City Council recently extended the amount of time property tax values can accrue in the neighborhood to be put toward public infrastructure. Neighborhood boosters say it's an opportunity the long-depressed area of town can't pass up.
President Donald Trump is still trying to overturn “Obamacare,” but his predecessor's health care law keeps gaining ground in places where it was once unwelcome.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled broadly Wednesday in favor of the religious rights of employers in two cases that could leave more than 70,000 women without free contraception and tens of thousands of people with no way to sue for job discrimination.
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to strike down the Affordable Care Act, escalating a long-running battle over former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law that could cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance.
After the Department of Health and Human Services scrapped an Obama-administration rule to protect transgender men and women from being discriminated against by federal health care programs, Washington state will extend protections to residents with state-regulated health plans.
The Supreme Court seems concerned about the sweep of Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.
COVID-19 could have stamped someone “uninsurable” if not for the Affordable Care Act.
The Trump administration’s unrelenting opposition to “Obamacare” could become an obstacle for millions of uninsured people in the coronavirus outbreak, as well as many who are losing coverage in the economic shutdown.
Lawmakers want to reduce the number of homeless people in Washington by spending some $160 million over a wide range of programs to expand shelters, support for homeless youth and boost affordable housing programs.
As Spokane faces a housing crisis, County Commission Chairman Al French argues that part of the problem is a disconnect among the dense-development values of the comp plan, a resistance to those principles in neighborhoods and regulations that don’t support the underlying values.
The Spokane City Council dipped into reserves Monday to fund two affordable housing projects. The council unanimously approved a two-year funding plan totaling $280,000 to support services at The Carlyle and Home Yard Cottages.
Lawmakers narrow ideas to fight homelessness, passing several bills to address the crisis by expanding existing programs, helping to build more shelters as well as increasing tenant protections and accessibility of affordable housing.
After learning that The Carlyle and Home Yard Cottages are ineligible for the funding they were promised last year, the city was left scrambling to find $280,000 to help fund their operation for the next two years.
Spokane’s new mayor, Nadine Woodward, has pledged to embark on a new approach to homelessness that will begin with the formation of a work group. In anticipation of that community discussion, The Spokesman-Review reached out directly to people who have experienced homelessness here to learn what barriers they face and what solutions they have to offer.
Three Indian tribes in the Inland Northwest will receive more than $6.5 million in federal funds to build and operate affordable housing projects.
The proportion of people in families struggling to pay medical bills is down, but the number isn’t dropping like it used to, according to a big government study.
The Satake family of Spokane didn’t need to travel to the other Washington to appreciate the impact of national politics on their daily lives. They see it every day with 17-year-old Jake, a senior at North Central High School, who four years ago was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
Some Senate Republicans want to take a market-based approach to homelessness by creating more affordable housing as well as crack down on criminal activity.