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March 11, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Proposal advances on real estate fee to support homeless

State lawmakers are still arguing about whether to extend a surcharge fee used to fund homeless services — and for how long. The Senate Ways and Means Committee on Monday approved Senate Bill 5875, which would extend by one year a $40 fee for recording real estate documents and include provisions to benefit private landlords….


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March 10, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Compromise offered on real-estate fee to support homeless programs

Senate Republicans have introduced a compromise over a fee that funds housing services for the state’s homeless, but some say the proposal isn’t enough. State Senate and House lawmakers announced last week that House Bill 2368 would get a pass on the normal deadline for bills, giving themselves an extra week to work on the…


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February 4, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Identifying homeless students aim of legislative bills

Brandy Sincyr tried to pretend nothing was wrong. She didn’t want anyone at school to know she was homeless. “I just faked it and acted like everything was OK,” she said. “There was a lot of downplaying and lying involved.” It was humiliating, the 22-year-old Seattle Pacific University graduate said. With her mother and sister, she left home at…


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