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Then and Now: Spokane River Shacktown

A population of transient workers and pensioners swelled to more than 100 residents after World War II, but the city’s boosters dismantled it shortly thereafter.


Zombie houses plague neighborhoods and leave families heartbroken

Willabelle “Willy” Godfrey had always told her family she hoped another family would move into her home one day and start their own story after she died. Instead, the property …


Bill would protect Idaho homeowners from squatters

Legislation seeking to protect homeowners and landlords from squatters is headed to the Idaho Senate.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017

House fire injures man squatting in vacant northwest Spokane home

A man was seriously injured in a house fire started by squatters at an abandoned northwest Spokane home Monday morning.


Four arrested for allegedly squatting in Spokane home, which was partially dismantled

When a Spokane police officer knocked on the door, a man inside asked who was there. But the officer’s answer was no joke.


Homeless squatters caught in Spokane Valley home

A pair of homeless Spokane transplants were caught Monday evening squatting in an unoccupied home in Spokane Valley.


Squatters accused of running over and killing property owner outside Tonasket

TONASKET, Wash. (AP) — Two people are in custody in rural northeast Washington on charges that they ran over two people after being confronted for squatting on someone else’s property.


Investigators seeking connections between two fires

Investigators are looking for a connection between two fires that occurred this week and said at least one of them was intentionally set.


Fire burns home in North Spokane

A house that neighbors say is occupied by squatters caught fire Monday night.


Unwanted tenants may have moved on

An elderly Spokane Valley couple beleaguered by unwelcome tenants in their backyard garage say the people have apparently moved out. But Don and Peggy Bain say they’re still being advised …