Spokane County to help pay for new homeless shelter, Beast Mode returns and other headlines

click to enlarge Spokane County will pitch in for a new homeless shelter in Spokane. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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Spokane County will pitch in for a new homeless shelter in Spokane.


Vanessa Williams popped into town to help the Spokane Symphony with its holiday concert on Sunday

SPORTS: As the decade of the teens comes to an end, Gonzaga is celebrating another teen: the school's 13th time being ranked number one in the country.


Spokane County agrees to help Spokane with homeless shelter

Spokane County agreed to provide $2.5 million over the next five years to help Spokane open and operate a new homeless shelter, with the expectation that money will be matched by Spokane and others, the Spokesman-Review reports.

Beast Mode returns
Marshawn Lynch is back with the Seahawks after taking a year off, the Seattle Times reports.

Hemp still illegal in Idaho, for now
Remember how the federal government just made it legal to grow hemp around the country? Well, Idaho is one of three states that still doesn't allow it, the Idaho Statesman reports.

And FWIW, looks like this Spokesman tweet from yesterday might still apply - you can check out a hard copy somewhere if needed...

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Samantha Wohlfeil

Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...