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Lauren Davis

Lynnwood Residents Urge Local Leaders to Reverse Course on New Opioid Clinic

Face to Face #Lynnwood community is fighting ferociously against Acadia Healthcare’s controversial OPIOID CLINIC scheduled to open in 2 weeks. Meanwhile, Democrat state rep @laurendavisWA continues to take criticism for supporting project. But she’s pushing back and making her case. More on the Way Powerful protest last Saturday against controversial OPIOID CLINIC about to open near Boys & Girls Club. Demonstrators say they are for treatment but says clinics must move to part of city without kids. After Rally Protest organizer Vivian Dong says most recent statement sent out by Acadia Healthcare makes it seem like this is done deal. She’s furious at this sense of entitlement. I am waiting for Acadia and @WADeptHealth to respond to concerns.

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Governor Inslee’s Latest Update on WSDOT Homeless Encampments

Everett Mayor Blasting Inslee @MayorCassie writing a scathing letter directed @wsdot and @GovInslee, saying she was never consulted about HOMELESS HOTELS being set up in her city. Calling it “unacceptable burden.” Why does this playbook sound so familiar? Everett Mayor Disagrees Earlier this week, @GovInslee touted his Rights of Way Initiative saying there is “solid progress on this effort,” crediting @wsdot. But it’s becoming more apparent, cities like #Everett and @MayorCassie are not being consulted about HOMELESS HOTELS. Is This Really Progress? Since @GovInslee’s “Rights of Way Initiative” started earlier this year, @WAStateCommerce site appears to show less than a dozen removals so far. The most recent @WSDOT sweep in Northgate last week has not been added. Fuzzy Math @GovInslee Read More ›

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WSDOT Falling Behind As Encampments Litter Freeways

WSDOT Falling Behind While #Seattle continues encampment sweeps multiple times each week, @WSDOT is not moving at same pace. I counted at least 10 camps in #Chinatown-ID alone on state property. Agency is clearly on a different timeline and community is asking why? Mini Camps Along Highway Clusters of tents+ structures remain in #Chinatown-ID on @wsdot property. Some have been here for more than year. Others popped up after massive 10th & Dearborn sweep few months ago. Rights of Way Initiative Since @GovInslee’s “Rights of Way Initiative” started earlier this year, @WAStateCommerce site appears to show less than a dozen removals so far. The most recent @WSDOT sweep in Northgate last week has not been added. Common Denominator This year Read More ›

Reagan Dunn

Behind the Scenes Look at “Crisis in the Woods”

Raw Look My series “HIDDEN CRISIS IN THE WOODS” incited quite a response and conversation. But there’s more. SELECT group of media followed @KCCReaganDunn @kingcosoPIO to experience first hand. Behind the Scenes I just scratched the surface. There are many more homeless people living in these heavily wooded areas and more are headed here. Look at the waterfront property I found! It’s not just unincorporated King Co. It’s also in Seattle and across the region. COVID Restrictions? @MayorofSeattle and @wsdot @GovInslee now removing homeless encampments on public right of ways. But why not in other parts of @KingCountyWA and unincorporated? @KCCReaganDunn says @KCPubHealth has not updated pandemic guidance. Tough Love @KCCReaganDunn new legislation would create interagency task force focusing first Read More ›

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First Encampment Cleared Under Gov. Inslee’s ‘Rights-of-Way Initiative’ in Capitol Hill

Exclusive Video This morning, @WSDOT says this homeless encampment in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood was the first one cleared under @GovInslee Rights-of-Way Initiative, a state wide effort to finally clear encampments along the highway. More details coming up. Huge Initiative WA Dept. of Commerce controlling purse strings. Each county must submit proposal for types of services and housing needed to serve homeless on highways. King Co. requested just under $47 million for next year. @KC_RHA one of the providers. Outreach @KC_RHA says it worked with JustCARE for this effort today on state owned property. 4 people voluntarily moved into enhanced shelters with support services. The team is trying to help a 5th camper find shelter. Enforcement Last month, this is Read More ›

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Photo by Jonathan Choe

Bruce Harrell, Jay Inslee, and Reach Ministry on 3rd Avenue

the @SeattlePD mobil precinct being stationed on 3rd Ave. in downtown Seattle. City sources now say there’s chatter it could be moved in the near future and biz owners aren’t happy about it. Read More ›
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Jay Inslee

It’s Not About How Much You Spend, It’s About HOW You Spend It

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee just announced plans to spend an additional $800 million on homelessness in 2022, on top of the $2 billion approved by the State Legislature earlier this year to help alleviate homelessness. Money is needed to fix homelessness, but it must be money spent wisely. Read More ›