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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the Trump administration can shut down a program protecting roughly 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation known as "Dreamers." (New York Times)
House Republicans' strategy for defending Trump during the impeachment inquiry consists of arguing that Trump did nothing wrong and attacking the witnesses testifying against him, according to a recent memo. (New York Times)
U.S. citizens receive an estimated $26 per person in federal disaster aid. Tribal citizens, meanwhile, only get $3 per person — despite analysis that tribal nations are more vulnerable to natural disasters. (Crosscut)
Back to business
The city will stick with the nonprofit Jewels Helping Hands to operate its new warming center while it reviews the criminal record of its founder and operator. (The nonprofit will be required to meet several conditions, such as showing proof of insurance before moving ahead, however.) This comes after the city tried to pull the contract — prompting protests and the nonprofit refusing to vacate the warming center space. (Spokesman-Review)
No camping in the Valley
Spokane Valley officials are considering a ban on camping in city parks and shorter operating hours for said parks in order to crack down on homelessness. The camping ban would only be enforced if there is space available in emergency shelters. (Spokesman-Review)