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Spokane City Council member Zack Zappone makes mark early in first term

Zappone, who took office earlier this month, remains on a part-time contract to teach 10th and 11th grade English at North Central High School.“Being in the classroom, especially in a school in my district, keeps me connected to the community I serve,” Zappone told The Spokesman-Review. “Nobody keeps it as real as students keep it real.”

Woman killed in subway shove at Times Square

NEW YORK — A woman was pushed to her death in front of a subway train at the Times Square station Saturday, police said, a little more than a week after the mayor and governor announced plans to boost subway policing and outreach to homeless people in New York City's streets and trains.

Newly affirmed, tribe looks at casino plans with fresh eyes

BOSTON — As he begins his first full year in office, the new head of a Massachusetts tribe says he intends to take a cautious approach to gambling while turning attention to social challenges and other economic opportunities for its members.

Salvation Army program helps people with homes in time for Christmas

The Salvation Army’s Stepping Stones Transitional Housing program provides housing for homeless families as they work their way back to stability and being able to secure housing on their own. Just days before Christmas, the program is still making a difference.

Northwest prepares for frigid temperatures, snow

In preparation for freezing temperatures, snow and ice in the Pacific Northwest this holiday weekend and next week, state officials in Oregon have declared an emergency and shelters are being opened throughout the region to help the homeless.

San Francisco’s vaunted tolerance dims amid brazen crimes

SAN FRANCISCO — Caitlin Foster fell in love with San Francisco's people and beauty and moved to the city a dozen years ago. But after repeatedly clearing away used needles, other drug paraphernalia and human feces outside the bar she manages, and too many encounters with armed people in crisis, her affection for the city has soured.