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Project Homeless is a new Seattle Times initiative that explores and explains the region’s complex, troubling problem of homelessness. With strong watchdog reporting and vivid storytelling, Project Homeless seeks to spotlight what is working, and what is not working, in responding to homelessness. We will also feature solutions-oriented reporting from elsewhere in the country.

Health

Man settles with rafting center over daughter’s amoeba death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The father of an Ohio woman who died after being exposed to a rare brain-eating amoeba at a North Carolina whitewater rafting center has settled a wrongful-death complaint. The Columbus Dispatch reports a federal lawsuit in Lauren Seitz's death was settled Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 18-year-old Seitz, of Westerville,...

Crime

Gas station clerk shot in Pierce County robbery

Pierce County sheriff's deputies are looking for a "brazen, sociopathic and dangerous” person who pistol-whipped and shot a clerk at a gas station south of Tacoma, leaving the clerk seriously wounded. The sheriff's office said in a Facebook post that the armed robber entered the Union 76 gas station on Golden Given Road in Midland around 1...

Science

Groundbreaking Indian Ocean science mission reaches an end

VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades. Little is known about the watery world below depths of 30 meters (yards), the limit...