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Thursday, October 22, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Coronavirus hasn’t devastated the homeless as many feared

When the coronavirus emerged in the U.S. this year, public health officials and advocates for the homeless feared the virus would rip through shelters and tent encampments, ravaging vulnerable people who often have chronic health issues.

Council delays Mosquito ban until downtown police precinct opens

The Spokane City Council voted Monday to override Mayor Nadine Woodward's veto of a new law that bans the use of "Mosquito" devices – small speakers that emit a shrill, high-pitched noise meant to disperse the young and homeless from congregating or sleeping near a business. 

Amazon’s homeless shelter faces Seattle crisis, criticism

SEATTLE – A homeless shelter built on Amazon’s perfectly manicured urban Seattle campus is a major civic contribution that pushes the company to face the crisis and criticism in the hometown it has rapidly transformed.

Spokane City Council considers limiting shelter reductions

After the brief closure of the Cannon Street warming center led to a tent city near downtown Spokane last month, the Spokane City Council will consider a new law that would prohibit the reduction of city-funded shelter beds unless officials prove they’re no longer needed.