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City closer to clearing out ‘the Jungle’

The Seattle City Council voted 4-2 Wednesday to advance the mayor’s plan for final closure of the East Duwamish Greenbelt — the vast space beneath…

New push to get thousands of homeless employed

It’s the most heartbreaking irony of Seattle: In the shadow of the city’s booming employment numbers, thousands of people live destitute on the streets or in…

A new, 24-hour approach to Seattle’s homeless shelters

The two major barriers to solving Seattle's homelessness crisis, it seems, are resources and consensus, both of which are consistently in short supply. As elected…

Seattle’s homeless emergency: What do we really know?

Every morning around 7:30, Wayne Wilson walks from his office on the second floor of the Compass Housing Alliance, inside a shaky building in the…

Murray goes big on housing levy

For a developer of low-income housing wanting to add, say, 74 units in uptown or 16 units in Columbia City or 84 units in Mount…

Homeless count offers only a rough sketch of a growing epidemic

Volunteers found 4,505 people without shelter Friday morning in the woods, in tents, and at bus stops throughout King County. That number is undoubtedly low;…

Shelters maxed out as city sweeps homeless from streets

In Pioneer Square lately, you don’t have to go far to find someone who’s been kicked off city property for sleeping in a tent. On…

Homelessness emergency: A chance to make a difference

On Monday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine took a dramatic but absolutely necessary step forward in addressing the homelessness crisis…

‘Active’ parks celebrated, even among homeless advocates

When Mayor Ed Murray announced last June that the Downtown Seattle Association would manage Westlake and Occidental parks, there was quick pushback from homeless advocates,…

City picks new sites for homeless encampments

Mayor Ed Murray on Monday announced seven sites to house new city-approved homeless encampments. In a  press release, Murray’s office portrayed the action as helpful…

Parks’ smoking ban: Will homeless be the targets?

Seattle looks to be following in the footsteps of New York, San Francisco, Boston and Portland in imposing a tobacco ban in all Seattle parks. If everything goes to according…