Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

Washington State: It's a different world


January 15, 2020

It’s only a day’s drive from here, but it’s a world away. At least I fit in.

With longish gray hair and a beard, I looked like a hundred other guys on the street, although they were dressed more like I do at home than on vacation. There was more camo and Carhart khaki in downtown Spokane last week than on the opening day of elk season in the Breaks.

But while one younger fellow there was even packing a hatchet, and most everyone was carrying sleeping bags, there didn’t appear to be any hunters among them.

If Washington doesn’t recruit the homeless, it certainly attracts them, hand...

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