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While quantity of Seattle shelter beds decreased when COVID hit, quality often increased

The Seattle Times 12 Oct 2021
Seattle lost around 300 shelter beds between December 2019 and 2020. The rest of the county lost even more — altogether, emergency shelter beds in King County dropped from 5,060 to 4,419 in a similar timeframe ... .
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‘It’s Really Special’: Rescued Mini Horse and Dog Share an Incredible Bond With Each Other

The Epoch Times 11 Oct 2021
The siblings then ended up in a kill shelter. However, in the nick of time, a rescue shelter found them and put them up on Petfinder.
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New King County program connects homeless people to jobs and housing

Belleview Reporter 30 Sep 2021
King County’s Jobs and Housing Program hosted focused recruitment events at emergency shelters to offer people experiencing homelessness ... King County Parks has so far conducted five recruitment events at emergency shelters in Seattle, South King County, and East King County.
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Life, love, and loss: Dealing with the death of a pet during the pandemic

WPTV 28 Sep 2021
Cohen, a Seattle resident, quickly found out Frank was up for as much adventure as she was ... After weeks after losing her dog Frank last year, some friends gently nudged her to try fostering, which is how she ended up with Otis, a rescue dog who found his way to a shelter in Seattle by way of Tijuana, Mexico.
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Lorena González Announces Plan for Action on Homelessness in Her First 100 Days

The Stranger 24 Sep 2021
• Limit rent hikes, require several months’ notice for significant rent increases, and get rental assistance to Seattle tenants and landlords who need it most ...Change outdated laws that prevent multi-family housing in 70% of Seattle’s residential areas.
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González reveals homelessness plan for mayoral run

The Seattle Times 24 Sep 2021
... and making Seattle more affordable by taxing the wealthy.
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‘The fastest we have ever brought housing online’: Seattle to buy 3 new buildings to house homeless

The Oregonian 23 Sep 2021
SEATTLE — ... Seattle is using federal COVID-19 relief funds for their part, Mayor Jenny Durkan said this week ... Tent encampments in parks and greenbelts have grown in Seattle during the coronavirus pandemic partly because the city has lacked shelter and housing spots, Durkan said.
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Seattle, state to buy 3 new buildings for homeless people

Beaumont Enterprise 22 Sep 2021
Seattle is using federal COVID-19 relief funds for their part, Mayor Jenny Durkan said this week ... Tent encampments in parks and greenbelts have grown in Seattle during the coronavirus pandemic partly because the city has lacked shelter and housing spots, Durkan said.
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Super Scary-Wary Anti-Abolitionist Push Poll Hits the Field, Foreshadowing Contentious Races for Seattle City Council ...

The Stranger 16 Sep 2021
The poll asks if the respondent "supports removing tent encampments from city parks and sidewalks if the people living there refuse to accept shelter and services," "supports defunding the police by at least 50% and further reducing the number of officers in Seattle," and then "supports ending the prosecution of low-level domestic violence cases."
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Seattle-area teen baker publishes a cookbook to raise money to fight child hunger

Marietta Daily Journal 08 Sep 2021
Sep. 8—When Sahana Vij was in kindergarten, she'd make enchiladas with her mother and serve them at a women's shelter in downtown Seattle. That's when she says she learned food should be shared, not hoarded, and that it could be ... .
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Student brings awareness to menstrual health among Puget Sound’s homeless

Belleview Reporter 07 Sep 2021
What she found was that many shelters had little to no resources or ability to give menstrual sanitation products to women who needed them ... Ria has had discussions with groups like Seattle T2P2 to organize donation boxes for sanitary products that would be resourced to shelters in the area.
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Seattle homelessness nonprofits struggle to hire, complicating plans to expand shelters and housing

The Seattle Times 07 Sep 2021
The pandemic and the ensuing labor shortage are putting the Seattle and King County shelter expansions in limbo as nonprofit shelter operators struggle to get enough staff to open. Wages in this industry have historically been low ... .
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Slog PM: "Compassion Seattle" Is Finally Dead, Recall Sawant Spent Nearly $6,000 on Plane Banners, ...

The Stranger 04 Sep 2021
Through Compassion Seattle, Tim Burgess raised a million dollars from downtown corporations and developers in an effort to carve encampment sweeps into the city's constitution and to build 2,000 shelter beds — all without any new funding or any actual plan ... Over the phone, Seattle ...
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Slog AM: New York's Underwater, Seattle Heavy Industry Group Wants to Stop Bus Improvements, and ...

The Stranger 02 Sep 2021
Seattle Opera presents Puccini's classic La bohème Oct ... The North Seattle Industrial Association is siding with climate change. The city wants to make it easier to take transit by streamlining bus route 40 with bus-only lanes, new shelters, and less freeway-style design.
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Newton, Peterson, Bell and Gurley among unsigned big names

Caledonian Record 02 Sep 2021
Once a key piece of Seattle's “Legion of Boom” defense, Sherman was arguably the best cornerback in the league in his prime ... He faces legal issues stemming from his arrest in July on accusations of drunkenly crashing his SUV in a construction zone and trying to break into his in-laws’ suburban Seattle home.
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