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February 3, 2015 at 5:49 PM

Seattle tent-city residents raise concerns about proposed legislation

Residents of two homeless encampments raised concerns Tuesday about a proposed ordinance that would authorize and regulate up to three additional tent cities in Seattle, potentially on city property. Speaking during the public comment period of a Seattle City Council land-use committee meeting, several residents of Tent City 3 thanked Seattle Mayor Ed Murray for proposing…

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January 28, 2015 at 1:51 PM

Activists, lawmakers rally at Capitol to end homelessness

OLYMPIA — Activists and lawmakers rallied inside the Capitol on Wednesday for legislation to end homelessness. Among the bills and policies the group discussed were Senate Bill 5404, the “Homeless Youth Act,” and working to ensure that the Housing Trust Fund, which helps low-income families and provides transitional housing, is fully funded in the state…

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January 19, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Homelessness 3 times more likely among state’s black, Native American kids

OLYMPIA — As speakers and protesters here celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, some sobering new numbers are out on student homelessness in Washington state. Black and Native American K-12 students in Washington state are three times more likely to be homeless than white students, according to numbers by the state Office of Superintendent of Public…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature, State Supreme Court | Topics: homelessness, McCleary decision, washington low-income housing alliance

September 25, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Former pastor will compete for City Council seat in North Seattle

Sanford “Sandy” Brown needs a new pair of hiking boots. The former Methodist pastor, who announced his candidacy Thursday for the Seattle City Council, has walked more than 2,200 miles in Europe since 2008, and he now says he’s going to walk every street in the newly drawn 5th District. Brown, 56, trekked across Italy and Spain…

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