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Spokane Alliance wants county to spend millions on childcare

In this July 2021 photo, children wait for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to make an announcement about child care subsidies in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

In this July 2021 photo, children wait for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to make an announcement about child care subsidies in Santa Fe, New Mexico. That state, like Washington and others, provided millions in federal pandemic relief funds to childcare providers to help them pay for everything from labor costs to rent. The Spokane Alliance is now seeking to have the county in Eastern Washington invest more federal dollars into local programs as a stabilizing measure. 

 

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Childcare Action for ARPA Funds

The Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of churches, unions and community groups representing more than 20,000 adults in Spokane County, is holding a public meeting Thursday night to call on local leaders to make serious investments in child care, hoping that it can persuade leaders to direct $10 million of more than $200 million in ARPA money that is coming to Spokane, Spokane Valley and Spokane County.

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Housing Effort Expands Funds for Affordable Housing

The Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of churches, unions and community groups representing more than 20,000 adults in Spokane County, is holding a public meeting Thursday night to call on local leaders to make serious investments in child care, hoping that it can persuade leaders to direct $10 million of more than $200 million in ARPA money that is coming to Spokane, Spokane Valley and Spokane County.

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Spokane Medical Student Helps To Contact, Monitor Covid Patients

Spokane public health officials have recruited medical and nursing students to be part of an enhanced contact tracing team. Their job will be to contact and follow people who test positive for the coronavirus. One Washington State University medical student is already involved in a similar effort.

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