Growing Homeless Camps Contrast With West Coast Tech WealthA homeless crisis of unprecedented proportions is rocking the West Coast, and its victims are being left behind by the very things that mark the region's success: soaring housing costs, rock-bottom vacancy rates and a roaring economy that waits for no one. All along the coast, elected officials are scrambling for solutions.
Woman Calls Off Her Wedding, Will Have Reception To Feed Homeless InsteadSarah Cummins called off her non-refundable wedding but contacted homeless shelters so the day, and money, wouldn't go to waste.
Some Balk As Seattle Seeks To Spend More Money On HomelessSeattle Mayor Ed Murray wants voters to support a proposed ballot initiative that would increase property taxes to raise $275 million over five years for homeless services
Seattle Mayor Urges Support For Proposed Homelessness LevyThe mayor is hoping to qualify a measure to put on the August ballot that would hike taxes on residential and commercial properties. It would raise about $55 million a year, doubling what the city spends on homeless services.
Seattle Mayor Pitches $55M Tax Measure For Homeless ServicesMurray said in his state of the city address Tuesday that the city needs to double its spending on homelessness.
Proposed Bellevue Homeless Shelter Draws OppositionThe Seattle Times reports about 1,700 residents have signed a petition opposing the location
Seattle Experiments With New Solutions To Ease HomelessnessAs homeless deaths mounted last fall in Seattle, elected officials declared an emergency, resorting to a tool often reserved for natural disasters to confront the burgeoning population of people living on the streets.
Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe's Struggle Post Military LifeWhen Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.
Interim SPD Chief Apologizes For Homeless VideoSeattle's new interim police chief apologized Thursday for participating in a 1986 Seattle police training video that "made light of homelessness."
Best Spring Charity Walks and Runs in Puget SoundWant to get outside this Spring and do some good for yourself and the community? Choose one of these charitable runs or walks to benefit kids, beat cancer, and help the homeless. One fun run even offers geocaching!
Best of Seattle Dances! for a Good CauseIt's the third annual Seattle Dances!, a festive dinner, auction and local celebrity dance competition that benefits Plymouth Housing Group. It's Seattle's own version of Dancing with the Stars.