An organization that runs 15 homeless shelters in Seattle says a loss of government funding was prompting it to close the shelters Monday...

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An organization that runs 15 homeless shelters in Seattle says a loss of government funding was prompting it to close the shelters Monday night.

SHARE/WHEEL said the closure affected more than 300 homeless people. The group held a Monday night “sleepout” to draw attention to the problem. The U.S. government in July cut emergency food and housing aid to King County. The money had been available for 20 years.

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