2019 Homelessness Forum: Hour One

Click here for hour two of the forum Spokane Public Radio reporter Steve Jackson hosted a panel of regional experts to discuss the current state of homelessness in the Inland Northwest, as well as future initiatives.

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"Confronting Homelessness" Two Live Call-Ins March 26 and 28

As part of its “Confronting Homelessness” series of public forums, Spokane Public Radio will host two live call-in programs to discuss the current state of homelessness in the Inland Northwest as well as future initiatives. Tuesday, March 26, 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 28 6-7 p.m. Both call-ins will be broadcast live on KPBX 91.1 FM and KSFC 91.9, and streaming online at SpokanePublicRadio.org. Call 800-328-5729 to ask your question live on the air.

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A Conversation With One Homeless Man In Spokane

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Tomorrow evening [Tuesday], we’ll air two hours of discussion about homelessness in Spokane.

During the first hour, from 6-to-7 pm, Doug Nadvornick will talk with Spokane Mayor David Condon and Marty McKinney from the Truth Ministries shelter for men. Then, at 7, we’ll air the first hour of our homelessness forum, recorded last week at Spokane City Hall.

Next month, the city is expected to release the results from its January homeless census, which was conducted in January. Past counts identified between a thousand and 1,500 people homeless at any one time in Spokane.

One of them is Jeff Keizer.

Washington House Democrats on Monday unveiled a proposed $1.4 billion tax package, including a new capital gains tax, to fund a two-year budget with ongoing commitments to public schools, increased spending for people with mental illness and higher reimbursement rates for a wide-range of social service providers.

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Singer-Songwriter Scott Walker Dies At 76

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The father of a Newtown, Conn., girl who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has died in an apparent suicide. Newtown Police say 49-year-old Jeremy Richman was found dead early Monday morning, not far from his office.

"This is a heartbreaking event for the Richman family and the Newtown Community as a whole; the police department's prayers are with the Richman family right now, and we ask that the family be given privacy in this most difficult time," said Lt. Aaron Bahamonde.

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The community of Parkland, Fla., is reeling from the news this weekend that two young people took their own lives. On Friday, 19-year-old Sydney Aiello was buried, five days after she killed herself. Aiello was a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year at the time of the mass shooting. A day later, on Saturday, another student took his life. He was a current student, a sophomore whom authorities haven't identified.

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