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Far-Left Activists Demand County Give Housing for Homeless to Illegal Immigrant Encampment

Major showdown looming today in Kent. More than 200 illegal immigrants have taken over the Econo Lodge property that is currently sitting empty. Far-left activists want Executive Dow Constantine to house all these people in the motel. Problem is, King County purchased the property to house the region's homeless and there is currently no provider for daily operations. Read More ›
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Bellevue Serial Squatters Facing Fourth Eviction While Landlord Runs for State Senate

Deadbeat tenants Sang and Youjin Kim are now facing eviction for the fourth time after failing to pay rent on a $2M house in Bellevue. Landlord Jaskaran Singh knows the courts are still backed up but is patiently waiting it out. He's now ramping up for more protests and is also running for WA State Senate to help fix this broken system. Read More ›
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Protestors Confront Housing Justice Project

Thursday afternoon, angry protesters led by Bellevue landlord Jaskaran Singh finally confronted lawyers at King County Bar Association's Housing Justice Project. HJP is the legal aid group helping serial squatter Sang Kim evade eviction. But HJP managing attorney Edmund Witter was not in and a man working the counter slammed the door on Singh and his family. Read More ›
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The Story of Mental Illness in One Graph

Discovery fellow Robert Marbut provides this telling graph on the correlation of falling support for psychiatric beds and the rise of the mentally ill population in prison. Deinstitutionalization since the ‘60’s went overboard and helped create the current crisis.  Read More ›

Everett Mayor Writes Off WSDOT’s Letter Denying Claims

The letter in question is the one she sent to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) last week, in which she alleges that agency, in conjunction with a local nonprofit service provider, is moving "a large number" of the unsheltered population from outside Everett into her city's motels. Read More ›

Hope Camping Out in Spokane

Surrounded by vast farmland and enjoying majestic sunsets, Spokane is the largest city in Eastern Washington. It’s home to Gonzaga University, an abundance of outdoor activities, and the population is booming — including at a place called, “Camp Hope.”  Read More ›
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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 ›