Wednesday, November 2, 2016

House of Charity opens 24/7, Sen. Andy Hill dies, and Wednesday morning news

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click to enlarge The House of Charity, pictured here, will now by open 24/7 during the winter, regardless of the temperature - AMY HUNTER PHOTO
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The House of Charity, pictured here, will now by open 24/7 during the winter, regardless of the temperature


Like an International House of Pancakes, but for charity
The House of Charity is the first of the shelters to move to a city's 24/7 shelter model — but they still need about $600,000 for the rest of the shelters.  [Spokesman-Review]

The death of Andy Hill
A beloved Republican state senator, former leader of the state Senate's budget committee, has died of lung cancer. [Spokesman-Review]

Doing Squat

Knock Knock?
Who's there?
A painful first paragraph, but a really interesting story about squatters following that terrible first line. [Spokesman-Review]


Comey Island
FBI Director James Comey's decision to announce the possible reactivation of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails diverged from the decision to keep quiet about earlier investigations involving Clinton and Trump. [New York Times]

Beyond Waukesha County
A Washington think tank is attempting to poll where no man has ever polled before: North Korea. [Washington Post]

The Cost
Anti-abortion conservative Catholic columnist Ross Douthat has this to say about voting Trump in order to save unborn children: "So when Loki or the Joker or some still-darker Person promises the righting of some grave wrong, the defeat of your hated enemies, if you will only take a chance on chaos and misrule, the wise and courageous response is to tell them to go to hell." [New York Times]

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A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...