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Seattle Mariners put $3M toward keeping people from eviction in King County

The Seattle Mariners have pledged $3 million for a new effort to prevent low-income renters facing eviction from falling into homelessness. The team's contribution to the Home Base partnership will beef up staffing at the Housing Justice Project, a legal clinic sponsored by the King County Bar Association (KCBA) that provides legal advice and counsel...

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

Misplaced heart offers window into nation’s organ transplant system

The heart that missed its stop Sunday in Seattle has put a spotlight on a little-known and very lightly regulated system that collects and distributes human organs around the country. Critics, including a U.S. senator, say it's time for more oversight.

Science

UN climate talks in Poland go into overtime

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Officials from around the world are still working to agree on the fine print of the Paris climate accord after two weeks of talks, even as workers dismantle sections of the conferenced venue around them. Diplomats and ministers prepared for a closing meeting at noon Saturday, a day past the original...