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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Spokane delays opening of warming shelter near Browne’s Addition to Nov. 22

Organizers and city staff had hoped the building would be ready for occupancy at the end of this week or early next week, but a news release Thursday said additional …


Las Vegas bans the homeless from sleeping on some streets. Critics call it a ‘war on the poor’

Amid protests and boos, the Las Vegas City Council voted Wednesday to ban homeless people from sleeping on some city streets - a controversial measure that critics have called a …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Homeless shelter, city gear up for cold, wind, possibly snow to sweep through Spokane

As Spokane prepares for what forecaster predict will be an unusually cold and snowy weekend, the Union Gospel Mission homeless shelter has suspended its drug and alcohol policies to allow …


Spokane City Council committee to weigh in on homeless shelter search

The Spokane City Council will weigh in on a contract with the Salvation Army to operate a new emergency homeless shelter – the location of which has yet to be …


In Brief: Carbon monoxide detectors urged

The Spokane Valley Fire Department is encouraging residents to install carbon monoxide detectors in their homes.


While Spokane County bans camping on public land, Valley leaders fear legal issues if they attempt the same

Camping on public land is now illegal in both the City of Spokane and Spokane County, but Spokane Valley leaders worry they won’t be able to enforce a camping law …


King County will open west wing of downtown Seattle jail as shelter

King County plans to turn a wing of the downtown Seattle jail into a shelter for homeless people, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced Thursday.


Then and Now: Volunteers of America

Around 1899, a VOA chapter started in Spokane, organizing their charitable activities where they could find space. The group offered religious services along with food and shelter.


Drake visits Miami homeless shelter for women, kids

Drake made a surprise stop at a Florida homeless shelter for women and children, bringing a $50,000 check and toys and games for the kids.


100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Pole Road Joe’ opens mission for lumberjacks

“Pole Road Joe” Cullen, a logger for 45 years, planned to open a downtown mission for lumberjacks called the Gospel of Grace Mission. “The men who follow the woods will …


$2.1 million homeless shelter set to open in Washington

A Washington city is getting ready to open a $2.1 million temperature-controlled outdoor homeless shelter.


It’s a homeless shelter that folds like an accordion: These WSU students think it’s perfect for Spokane

A team of architecture students at Washington State University has designed and built a portable homeless shelter that can be folded like an accordion into a variety of shapes and …


Fundraiser gives Moscow shelter a ray of hope

In perhaps its greatest time of need, Sojourners’ Alliance in Moscow had “the biggest fundraising event in (its) history” this past month.


Spokane health officials say risk of norovirus spreading widely is ‘extremely low’

Following a norovirus outbreak this weekend in two downtown Spokane homeless shelters, public health officials are saying the risk of the general population acquiring the virus is “extremely low.”


Moscow’s Sojourners’ Alliance is in dire straits

Sojourners’ Alliance, the only homeless shelter in north central Idaho, has lost federal funding needed to keep its doors open.


Truth Ministries able to keep shelter open, thanks in part to child

One little girl’s kindness has inspired others to help a homeless shelter on the verge of closing. A month ago, the future appeared bleak for Truth Ministries Spokane, a shelter …


Truth Ministries running short on resources

In a society dependent on philanthropic support for many of its social services, the last refuge for the poor is often the first to fall in hard times. This winter, …