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Monday, October 19, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane prepares for expanded count of homeless population

Donald Stamper prefers to sleep inside, but he doesn’t always have a choice. Stamper, who’s been homeless since March, has been battling frostbite on his foot since he waited outside in freezing weather for a meal at Blessings Under the Bridge. He puts antibiotic cream on it, but said he’s worried about the condition spreading.

Once-a-year homeless count draws criticism, defenders

Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation’s largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of homeless people sleeping on the streets.

Annual homeless survey shows decrease

Spokane’s homeless population dropped 10 percent over the last year, according to the most recent Point-in-Time homeless count.