Stories tagged: homelessness
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019, 9:09 a.m.
After months of harried searching, the city may have found a new emergency homeless shelter.
Mon., Oct. 21, 2019, 5 a.m.
The tendency for patients to become your friends makes hospice visits both easier and more difficult: easier in the sense of occupying space and engaging in meaningful conversation with people …
Sun., Oct. 20, 2019, 5 a.m.
Robert Lee Yates is known to have murdered at least 13 women sex workers in the Lilac City. And while many had the good fortune of never meeting him, his …
Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
Catholic Charities announced this week it has hired a four-person security team trained by Spokane police to increase safety around its properties.
Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
Washington state fell six spots in the 2019 America’s Health Rankings for Women and Children
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
A homeless man is accused of brutally attacking sleeping homeless people with a metal bar in New York City’s Chinatown.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019, 7:57 p.m.
As the city scrambles to open a new shelter and temporary warming center before winter, the man leading the effort has resigned – prompting city leaders to ask if he …
Thu., Oct. 3, 2019, 5 a.m.
As part of a larger effort, the city of Spokane has voiced its support of Boise in that city’s appeal of a 2018 court decision that requires cities to provide …
Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
The homeless problem in Spokane can’t be measured by the sleeping bags in downtown streets and alleys.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 10:37 p.m.
The Spokane City Council named the Salvation Army as the operator of the city’s next homeless shelter on Monday, but the city still has to identify a location.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 10:38 p.m.
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 …
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 4:41 p.m.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says California is falling short on preventing water pollution, largely because of its problem with homelessness in cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
Councilwoman Kate Burke will introduce a proposal to offer homeless shelters a 100 percent credit credit on their water and sewer bills.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
The Spokane City Council refused to empower city administrators with the ability to enter into a contract with the Salvation Army until costs are clear.
Sun., Sept. 22, 2019
After talking to our key, on-the-ground stakeholders about homelessness, I have developed a strategy to start turning our challenges into solutions.
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, 8:22 p.m.
The Trump administration continued to show an interest in California’s homeless crisis but offered little in the way of help or specific solutions as the secretary of Housing and Urban …
Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Homelessness case that has candidates talking and cities worried may not be the final word
Officials shouldn’t lean too hard on an appeals court decision as the reason to provide shelter for the homeless – as opposed to the moral, practical and ethical arguments in …
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.
Sun., Sept. 15, 2019
Homelessness is not just an urban problem, and neither are the solutions.
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane Valley residents will have a chance to get clean clothes, a shower, medical care, food and career help at the city’s second annual Homeless Connect event Friday.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
The city of Spokane could submit offers on property for one or more new emergency homeless shelters this week.
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 8, 2019, 5 a.m.
Joshua Conklin was more than his worst times. More than a John Doe OD. He was Kirsten Zurfluh’s friend and special charge, and she has worked to give his life …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
The candidates for mayor and city council president debated the city’s approach to homelessness at a forum at the Spokane Public Library on Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 9:01 p.m.
As Grocery Outlet site seems less likely, Spokane considers 3rd Avenue homeless shelter without regional partners
With the county’s support for a new emergency homeless shelter on East Sprague uncertain, the city has found a new option in a Daybreak Youth Services building on East 3rd …
Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 5 a.m.
A local nonprofit is offering free showers in Spokane and expanding into Spokane Valley, where there are no public showers for people who are homeless.