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BRIEF: Spokane Alliance unhappy with council’s budget decision

The Spokane Alliance released a statement this week expressing its disappointment in the Spokane City Council's 2013 budget decision.

After three consecutive weeks of Alliance members asking the council to pass a budget that saves jobs and services, the council voted 4 to 3 to close a $10 million deficit by eliminating 92 jobs.

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The cup runneth over for some, not all

Two main groups gathered for one purpose on Aug. 20 at Spokane City Hall. Supporters of the Spokane Guilds' School, and the homeless, packed the basement because of the Vehicle Interference (Panhandling) Ordinance that would prohibit all groups from collecting money on the streets of Spokane, city-wide.

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Council bans panhandling in downtown Spokane

Although there hasn’t been a single pedestrian-roadway fatality or injury related to panhandling in recent years, the Spokane City Council voted 6-1 Monday night to approve an ordinance banning panhandling in downtown Spokane, citing it as a safety issue.

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