Stories tagged: homeless
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 9:23 a.m.
Whether it was Nadine Woodward and Ben Stuckart for mayor, or Breean Beggs and Cindy Wendle for City Council president, candidates for public office laid out different plans for addressing …
Mon., Oct. 14, 2019
When someone lands on the street we have a moral obligation to care for them in whatever way we can. Maybe for some of us that’s through prayer or volunteering …
Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Another winter without a plan, as mayor’s commitment to shelter system appears to wane
This week’s announcement that the city would again pursue temporary solutions, almost all of which still have yet to be identified, for sheltering the homeless during winter put an exclamation …
Fri., Sept. 20, 2019
What is the solution for Spokane’s homeless? It is clear that the city must work toward more shelter space that is free of restrictions. This is the right thing to …
Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
Neither the mayor nor the Spokane City Council sees the need to suspend the city’s sit-lie ordinance this winter following last year’s dramatic battle.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 9:45 p.m.
King County would spend $1 million on bus tickets for homeless people who want to reconnect with family or close friends in other states, away from Seattle, under a new …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 9:58 p.m.
Spokane mayor releases initial 2020 budget, including money for 20 new police hires and $220 million in construction
Mayor David Condon’s final budget proposal for the City of Spokane includes funding for an additional 20 police officials, roadwork designed to ease congestion on the crowded Hamilton arterial and …
Sun., Aug. 11, 2019
Spokane City Council members shouldn’t give up on a potential homeless shelter in East Central, especially without a solid alternative that can be quickly implemented. Another winter without more public …
Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 10:01 p.m.
After 20-some years of sewing clothes for homeless children, the Helping Hands Sewing Group has noticed some changes.
Thu., July 25, 2019, 5 a.m.
Alfredo LLamedo is dying of liver disease but won’t stop advocating for the homeless and downtrodden of Spokane.
Wed., July 17, 2019, 11:22 a.m.
Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children’s songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental …
UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 10:07 p.m.
Kevin Schmeider sponsored the team through his hardwood flooring business, which he started after he and his wife climbed their way out of homelessness and drug addiction.
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Twenty-somethings Alexes Wilson and Donaven Farris see potential in the vacant Spokane Valley mobile home they see as a pathway out of homelessness. Just a few months ago the city …
Fri., June 21, 2019, 9:49 p.m.
The Mount Vernon City Council plans to consider an ordinance that would allow those living in their cars to park overnight at participating religious organizations.
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:39 p.m.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office identified a deputy who shot and killed a homeless man May 4 during a confrontation in Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:38 a.m.
Investigation into shooting death of homeless man by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy details a brief chase and deputy’s fear that the man was reaching into his pants for a …
Sat., May 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
‘Bursting at the seams:’ Crosswalk Teen shelter plans move to new facility, secures $1 million in first round of funding
The Crosswalk Teen Shelter – Spokane’s oldest emergency youth shelter – is “bursting at the seams.”
UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
The homeless veteran who admitted to conspiring with a New Jersey couple in a GoFundMe scam that raised more than $400,000 was sentenced Friday to five years’ probation in a …
UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
The building 9 E. First Ave. marks the eighth such development by Catholic Charities to help homeless people.
UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 4:59 p.m.
The Spokane City Council abruptly voted Thursday to set aside $30,000 in the city’s budget to purchase the passes, which supporters said is necessary to provide transportation options for those …
Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 5:01 a.m.
The Alberta Apartments were built on railroad right-of-way property in 1910 just a stone’s throw away from the tracks through downtown Spokane. Like most downtown housing, they were built during …
Wed., Jan. 30, 2019
Outside Mark Jaremko’s window sits an abandoned house on the overgrown property across the street. Char marks from a recent transient warming fire stain the house’s white paint, and particleboard …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 9:21 p.m.
Two Guardians Foundation employees were injured Wednesday morning after a homeless woman attacked them with scissors at Westminster Congregational warming center.
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019
With a pot of soup and fresh socks for the homeless, ex-Boeing executive celebrates her 64th birthday
Deb Maier and her husband, Brad, bring food and new socks to the underpass about once a week. Each time they do, they meet with scores of the city’s homeless.
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 4 a.m.
Catholic Charities, which runs the city’s largest homeless shelter and has built hundreds of permanent homes for chronically homeless people, has started construction on a four-story, 51-unit building on the …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 5:21 p.m.
On Christmas Eve he planned to take it to his son, so he stayed at his son’s mother’s home in Frayser. It was parked in the driveway, attached to his …
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018
As the city’s temporary network of warming centers across the city grows and begins to fill up, many existing emergency shelters have had to turn people away or only have …
Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 5 a.m.
After litigation concerns and the loss of 150 shelter beds in September, the Spokane City Council voted to suspend a law that banned people from sitting, or sleeping on sidewalks …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Several dozen low-income and homeless people took advantage of the WSU Colleges of Nursing and Veterinary Medicine’s free health screening and vaccination clinic on Friday.
Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
John Thomas Davis had grown increasingly frustrated and angry about increasing crime that he blamed on the homeless before the deadly shooting in the Licton Springs neighborhood. King County prosecutors …