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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.


Officials: Ohio has a hepatitis A outbreak, but it’s not new

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health says reports that wrongly imply a newly declared outbreak of hepatitis A are circulating around the state, apparently prompted by a recent case involving a restaurant worker. A statewide outbreak of hepatitis A was declared last summer. Department spokesman J.C. Benton said Monday that outbreak is...


Wrong-way driver dies in early morning head-on collision on 520

A 39-year-old Snohomish man died in a head-on collision early Monday after driving the wrong way on Highway 520 near the West Lake Sammamish Parkway exit. Alan Lee was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred just before 4 a.m. as Lee was driving east in the westbound lanes of Highway 520...


Eastern Oregon may be home to renewable energy project

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland General Electric is making plans to build the nation's first large-scale renewable energy project that combines wind turbines, solar panels and battery storage. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility will be built just north of Lexington, in eastern Oregon. It would generate enough energy to power...


Scientist who popularized term “global warming” dies at 87

NEW YORK (AP) — A scientist who raised early alarms about climate change and popularized the term "global warming" has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87. The longtime Columbia University professor and researcher died Monday at a New York City hospital, according to a spokesman for the university's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Kevin Krajick said Broecker...