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Seattle boosts first response to drug crisis, still lacks treatment options

Hastings Tribune 25 Sep 2023
Jon Ehrenfeld, manager of the Seattle Fire Department's integrated health programs, including Health 99, said the biggest hurdle in addressing the drug crisis is a lack of clinics — particularly low-barrier clinics that will take clients who are unable to pay — as well as shelters and post-overdose treatment facilities ... ©2023 The Seattle Times.

High school begins year with anti-violence workshops

Hastings Tribune 21 Sep 2023
SEATTLE — Early in the morning on the second day of school, 25 ninth-graders wandered into a classroom at Evergreen High School in the Highline district near Seattle and sat quietly, unsure of what would happen next ... It's one of the only multiday efforts dedicated to reducing violence in schools that was offered this fall in the Seattle area.

Homelessness authority shuttering Partnership for Zero pilot program in Seattle

Sunnyside Daily Sun 20 Sep 2023
(The Center Square) – The King County Regional Homelessness Authority is winding down its pilot program that focused resources on getting homeless people in the downtown Seattle area into shelters. Partnership for Zero, a public-private collaboration with the aim of ending unsheltered homelessness in downtown Seattle, was started in 2022.

Confident cornerback D.J. Reed says the Jets can have a 'historical' defense this season

Missoulian 05 Sep 2023
Missoula has spent roughly $60K on unsheltered living cleanup costs Northside gunfire sends man to jail ‘Our only solution’ – Johnson Street shelter to reopen while city examines other options. And Seattle's “Legion of Boom” was the Seahawks' outstanding secondary in the early 2010s, led by Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas.

BC Hydro failing to address concerns, say Arrow Lakes residents (BC)

Castanet 04 Sep 2023
A round of negotiations wrapped up in Seattle on August 10 and 11. Shelter Bay resident Stan Chorney was in attendance at the gazebo, and said he’s very concerned about the environmental impacts, noting the drastic drops are particularly destructive to fish, which creates a domino effect on local wildlife ... Have a story idea or opinion? Email.

Why Kraken team dog Davy Jones stepped back from the spotlight

Decatur Daily 02 Sep 2023
SEATTLE — Doggone it, where is Davy Jones? ... Beniers congratulations after the Seattle rookie won the Calder Trophy in late June ... Davy came to Seattle from Texas via Dog Gone Seattle, a foster-based rescue organization dedicated to saving homeless dogs and those in kill shelters.

Washington’s ‘smoke season’ is back: Here’s how to stay safe

Gazette-Tribune 31 Aug 2023
Several years ago, the city of Seattle piloted four cleaner-air shelters at community centers throughout the city – rooms with air filtration and cooling where residents can get relief from smoke and heat. Rachel Schulkin, spokesperson for Seattle Parks & Recreation, ...

Last chance to help purchase school supplies for families in need

The Seattle Times 30 Aug 2023
More than 1,600 children in homeless shelters and supportive housing have received free school supplies, thanks to the generosity of Seattle Times readers ... .

These much-loved volunteers swoop in to rescue animals in communities struck by disasters

Market Watch 29 Aug 2023
While the Red Cross and other agencies tend to the needs of people in natural disasters, pets are often not accommodated at the same emergency shelters ... RedRover coordinates with local emergency agencies to build temporary shelters, care for animals of all types and reunite pets with their families.

What it's like attending Sea-Meow, the 'Purrcific Northwest' cat convention

Decatur Daily 26 Aug 2023
Taking place this month at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Sea-Meow is billed as "The Biggest Cat Convention in the Purrcific Northwest" on its cat-pun-filled website ... (For a $5 donation to Seattle Humane, you could spend five minutes playing with them in an enclosure.

What it’s like attending Sea-Meow, the ‘Purrcific Northwest’ cat convention

Lima Ohio 25 Aug 2023
Taking place this month at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Sea-Meow is billed as “The Biggest Cat Convention in the Purrcific Northwest” on its cat-pun-filled website ... (For a $5 donation to Seattle Humane, you could spend five minutes playing with them in an enclosure.

Seattle Shrinks Free Food Pantry After NIMBYs Complain

The Stranger 24 Aug 2023
Two years ago, I set up a free community pantry on the corner of my yard in the Meadowbrook neighborhood of north Seattle ... Heralded shortly after opening as one of five “Seattle Neighbor Day Honorees,” we built an incredible community ... Victoria Shutts hosts the community pantry in Meadowbrook, Seattle.  ....

Slog AM: Seattle Smoke Will Clear Soon, Tokitae Kicks the Bucket, Spain Wins Women's World Cup

The Stranger 21 Aug 2023
Elected officials in Des Moines and Federal Way are working to shut down existing homeless shelters or deny permits to fully funded shelter projects because, as the  Seattle Times reports, they "think shelter and housing exacerbate the effects of the homelessness crisis in their neighborhoods."

Businesses and individual donors can help the Gray fire response; they can also make it worse

The Spokesman-Review 20 Aug 2023
The Red Cross has organized two of its largest emergency evacuation shelters in recent years after the Gray and Oregon fires broke out Friday in Spokane County ... For the Red Cross, volunteers at the Spokane shelters have arrived from as far as Seattle ... “We’re not going to leave in a week or two, or even when the shelters are gone,” she said.

Slog AM: Maui Emergency Management Chief Resigns, Smoke Smothers Washington, Hurricane Heads Toward California

The Stranger 18 Aug 2023
#wawx — NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) August 18, 2023 ... Maui's animal shelters are filled with family pets displaced by the fires. To help the island and its stressed systems out, Seattle Humane Society took custody of more than a dozen cats that were already up for adoption in Maui.

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