Tensions Mount As Seattle Debates Business Tax For HomelessSeattle's latest tax proposal to combat homelessness takes aim at large businesses such as Amazon that have helped drive the city's economic boom. But the measure has sparked intense debate — even shouting matches in otherwise reserved Seattle — over who should pay to solve the housing crisis exacerbated by that growth.
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.
Seattle Cops Investigate Apparent Homicide In Homeless CampThe Seattle Police Department say officers responded to a camp in the International District Wednesday evening on a report of a woman injured.
Seattle’s First Mobile Shower Unit to Provide Fresh Start for Neighbors Experiencing HomelessnessSeattle’s first mobile shower unit, Shower the People, a reference to James Taylor’s “Shower the People [with Love],” will kick-off spring season with showers beginning March 28, 2017 at 9701 Myers Way S, Seattle, the current site of Camp Second Chance and future site of Mayor Murray’s authorized Myers Way encampment.
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
One Man Dies After Officer-Involved Shooting Near 'The Jungle'The cleanup at The Jungle will stop until the investigation into a police shooting that left one man dead has been completed.
Homeless Man In Seattle Dies After Car Crashes Into His TentA car went off a freeway ramp in Seattle Monday morning, killing a 19-year-old man inside a tent at small homeless encampment
UW Considers Hosting Homeless Camp Following 2 Other SchoolsUniversity officials say they were inspired to consider the idea of hosting a homeless camp on campus after a recent homeless count found more people are without a home in King County.