News Roundup

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Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/08/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

Feature

How 'Real Change' Changes Lives

Some 300 people take to the Seattle streets and suburbs to sell Real Change, the weekly homelessness, poverty, and social justice newspaper. They endure wet weather, indifference, and rejection—lots of rejection. Here’s why they still press on.

11/20/2017 By Brooke Jarvis

City Hall

Coalition Demands No Sweeps, Brings a Force for Change on Homelessness

"I don't know what I'm going to do."

11/02/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Growing Pains

With Seattle’s Housing Crisis, Could Inaction Be the Best Action?

We’ve tried nearly everything else. But what about trying zilch?

10/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

O'Brien, Harris-Talley Propose Head Tax on Big Businesses

The head tax makes another appearance—will it stick this time?

10/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Street View

Could the Solution to Homelessness Be Geodesic?

Dome sweet dome.

07/14/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Housing and Homelessness

A History of Homelessness in Seattle

#SEAHomeless is raising awareness to Seattle's homeless problem. Here's a history of the past 12 years.

06/28/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Meet the Neighbors

Amazon Invites a Homeless Shelter Inside Its South Lake Union Campus

Mary’s Place gets an unprecedented gift: six floors of a brand-new office building, next door to tech offices.

06/12/2017 By Allison Williams

Housing and Homelessness

7 Big Takeaways from This Year's Homeless Count

The 116-page report outlined a number of important statistics that can inform the conversation around homelessness.

06/01/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Operation Nightwatch Moves Into Temporary Location in University District

Seattle City Council approved the temporary shelter at a building set to be demolished later this year.

05/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Council Wrap-Up

No Comments on Murray, Homeless Sweeps, and Environmental Policy Reform

Here's a rundown of the Seattle City Council meeting on Monday.

04/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

How Regressive Is the Mayor's Sales Tax Proposal for Homelessness?

The sales tax is regressive, but experts say just slightly more so than a Seattle property tax.

04/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

Seattle's First Low-Barrier Encampment Opens in Licton Springs Wednesday

Last year's One Night Count showed a 19 percent rise in homelessness.

03/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News

Seattle's First Navigation Center Is Not Your Average Shelter

Mayor announces location for the Navigation Center, and six things council member Sally Bagshaw saw at the one in San Francisco.

02/09/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

Morning Fizz

Numbers About Health Care, the Homeless Crisis, Zoning, and Amazon

San Francisco mayor visits Seattle University to discuss the homeless crisis.

01/12/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Picking Up More Council Support, Murray Set to Offer Homeless Encampment Guidelines of His Own

O'Brien ally Johnson tells constituents he's shifting away from O'Brien bill and toward Murray.

10/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Real Difference Between the Competing Homeless Encampment Proposals

Is the city making a credible offer of shelter and services to the homeless?

10/20/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

O'Brien Stands Up to Angry Crowd at Council Meeting

O'Brien defends rights of homeless as public anger over unsanctioned camping hits city hall.

10/17/2016 By Josh Feit