Moses Lake Police Urge Caution Around City Parks

Moses Lake Police say they are seeing a spike in homeless camps after a 9th Circuit Court ruling that prohibits cities from criminalizing camping or sleeping in open public spaces or sidewalks if there is no shelters in the city. Since the city doesn’t offer a shelter, Chief Kevin Fuhr…


Number of Homeless Students in Washington Rising

About one out of every 25 K-12 students in Washington state – nearly one in every classroom – is homeless, living in hotels or in cars, or with friends. Numbers released by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction show that in 2016-17, 40,934 Washington students were counted as homeless –…


Wildfire Homeless Prevention and Education Bill Signed

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill today that will help local authorities with wildfire education, prevention and response – with a focus on preventing homelessness. Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber sponsored the legislation as a result of concerns brought forward by her local elected officials and constituents. House Bill 2010 has two…