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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

A new Greek leader wants people to obey a public smoking ban – for real, this time

ATHENS - Greeks, banned from smoking in nearly all public places, smoke in most of those places nonetheless.They smoke inside police stations and government buildings. They smoke in sports arenas. They smoke in family restaurants and late-night bars. They smoke at the music venue where Maria Pavlopoulou - a cancer survivor who has puffed her...

Science

Albania inspects quake damages, sees over 100 aftershocks

POGRADEC, Albania (AP) — Many Albanians in the capital of Tirana and the port city of Durres have not gone back home after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake injured 105 people and damaged hundreds of homes. Authorities say the Saturday afternoon quake was followed by more than 100 aftershocks. It also damaged about 600 homes and...