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Burien Cops Threaten to Leave the City Over Handling of Homelessness Crisis

Burien cops threatening to leave the city over handling of the homeless camping ordinance and request to replace Chief Boe. Meanwhile, some city leaders want their own loyal police force and now looking at ways to move on from contract with the King County Sheriff's Office. Read More ›

Documentary Hopes to Inspire Nation to Address Homelessness Crisis

Last night, a VIP Exclusive screening of the documentary "Americans With No Address" was held in Bellevue, Washington. The documentary stars Billy Baldwin, and features Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Robert Marbut who also served as Executive Producer. Read More ›
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Helping the Manhattan Poor: A History

Much of what we hear in national media concerning homelessness originates in the salons of Manhattan, and if we want to understand why our policy savants sometimes go far off course, we should understand the history of New York City’s successes and failures. Read More ›
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Elderly Woman Saved from Fentanyl Overdose in Seattle’s Chinatown

Drug hot spots in Seattle remain disaster zones, especially here in Chinatown-ID. I caught the tail end of an OD save Tuesday evening. I thought it was going to be another White or Black male on the ground. Instead, it was an Asian grandma in her 70's. Read More ›

Legislation Introduced to Hold Housing Justice Project Accountable

King County Council Vice-Chair Reagan Dunn following through and introducing legislation to hold King County Bar Association's Housing Justice Project accountable. "King County must intervene immediately to bring accountability to Housing Justice Project programs, audit how our funds are being used, and stop ill-intended crooks from continuing to exploit eviction prevention aid,” says Dunn. Read More ›
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Drug Addiction in Seattle’s Chinatown

It's tweaker hell right now at 12th Ave & Jackson St in Seattles' Chinatown-ID. Open air black market of stolen goods is also thriving. There are times this place looks like it's on the comeback trail. But tonight, I'm sticking to some drive-by reporting. Read More ›
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Disturbing 911 Audio from Low Barrier Seattle Facility

Chilling 911 dispatch call over the weekend in response to some sort of gruesome incident at DESC's Northstar building in Seattle. The operator describes a trail of blood coming from a room and leading to the elevator. It's unclear what happened but the operator goes on to say the female resident has a history of the son abusing her. Read More ›
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Burien Small Business Closes Due to Homelessness Crisis

Downtown Burien business Iris & Peony is exiting the city because of the unending homeless drug crisis playing out on the streets everyday. Owner Robyn Desimone says she can no longer make a living being a daily victim of vandalism and other crimes. Read More ›
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Burien Mayor Calls Out King County Leaders for Homelessness and Drug Crisis

In a public show of force, Burien Mayor Kevin Schilling blasted King County Executive Dow Constantine and Sheriff Patty Cole-Tindall, accusing them of allowing the homeless drug crisis to get worse on his streets. Schilling also claims Cole-Tindall is refusing to return calls or meet in person. Read More ›
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The Ups and Downs of Recovery at The Forge

The past two months I've written about those making progress at Forge, the Christian shelter I lived at in Joplin, Missouri. But not everyone perseveres. I played disc golf on a sunny day last October with one Forge resident who told me how he had become a devotee of YouTube Satanist channels. For a time, he combined demonic rituals, drug use, and increasingly elaborate drawings of skulls and skeletons. Read More ›