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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Spokane’s response to homelessness dominates mayoral, city council president debate Tuesday night

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 …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

Under uncommonly fair weather, Tent City gears up for Gonzaga-BYU rivalry game

It was an atypical 45-degree January evening when an impromptu dance party took over a portion of Herak Lawn on Friday night.

Tent City competition gives Gonzaga students chance for front-row seats

Securing a seat on the highly coveted front row of the Kennel Club for Monday night’s nationally televised men’s basketball game between San Diego State and Gonzaga is a combination …

Homeless campers pack up

They left quietly, saying goodbye to the patch of sidewalk under the freeway that was the only home they’ve known for the last couple of months. Residents of a homeless …

Spokane homeless told to pack their tents

SPOKANE — Homeless people who have been camping under an Interstate 90 viaduct in downtown Spokane are facing a deadline this afternoon to move on.

City will order campers to vacate viaduct next week

Spokane officials announced today that they soon will order homeless campers staying under the Interstate 90 viaduct downtown to vacate their tents. But they said they will wait until next …

Shelter leaders question tent city proposal

Despite a Spokane couple’s proposal to create a safe, family-friendly tent city downtown, some shelter directors doubt such an encampment is the solution for combating homelessness. Ralph “Doc” Harvey and …

Couple hope to start tent city beneath Interstate 90

Ralph “Doc” Harvey knows what it’s like to be homeless. He’s crammed into a too-small tent stacked on milk crates. He’s called a tent city home. “For someone not homeless, …

Complaints grow with tent city

Wednesday marked the second week of an uneasy stalemate between the residents of a working-class neighborhood and the homeless activists camped in a vacant lot there, as police receive almost …