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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.
One downtown building could make difference for homeless
A surplus federal building at 2nd and Madison is being eyed as a shelter.
Paul G. Allen Foundation gives Seattle $1.8 million for poverty center
"A new $1.8 million grant from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation will help launch an innovative Financial Empowerment Center program in Seattle, the first of its kind on the West Coast, to alleviate poverty in the region by helping vulnerable Seattleites gain fundamental financial skills."
Both parties cater to super-rich while cutting food stamps
Childhood poverty rises while the recovery goes to the wealthy. And former community organizer Obama will sign more food stamp cuts.
Douthat: Why pot legalization, casinos ought to worry liberals
Other cultures make a distinction between liberty and license. For good reason.
Lower food assistance as of today
Food stamp bumps from the 2009 stimulus package expire today. Food banks are expecting significant increases in demand, and politicians in the other Washington are debating whether to slash more from the budget.
Food Stamp dollars drop Friday
The 2009 stimulus package increased benefits to food stamp recipiants. But the end to the extra funding is this friday, and recipiants will get less in benefits, putting more pressure on food banks. This comes as the House and Senate debate a farm bill which may cut significant amounts from the post-stimulus-food-stamp budget.
$1.5 million in additional homeless funding?
Seattle mayor Mike McGinn has requested more money to expand an existing program for social services for the homeless downtown. But will it work?
New York's hidden homelessness problem
Ian Frazier writes, "during the twelve years of the Bloomberg administration, the number of homeless people has gone through the roof they do not have."
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