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King County human services director, key in fight against homelessness, to step down

Adrienne Quinn, who has overseen King County's response to the region's homelessness crisis for the last half-decade, will step down later this fall, adding to a list of this year. King County Executive Dow Constantine, . Her final day with the county will be November 1. Quinn's resignation leaves a large hole in Constantine's administration....

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.

Science

Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink. Green crabs from Nova Scotia are the same species as their cousins that already inhabit Maine waters, but are ornerier and angrier, threatening to accelerate harm to the coastal ecosystem...