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Durkan administration touts new data on people moving from homelessness into housing

Earlier this year, Mayor Jenny Durkan came under fire for presenting unclear numbers on how well the city was doing to move people out of homelessness and into permanent housing. Durkan had said the city had helped more than 7,400 households move from homelessness into permanent housing in 2018 — but that figure gave a...

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

Michigan joins New York in banning flavored e-cigarettes

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has joined New York in banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials investigate the cause of hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who have used vaping devices. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released details of the ban Wednesday and gave retailers, including online...

Crime

Mountlake Terrace police are looking for man who used social media to lure girl

Mountlake Terrace police are looking for a man in a light blue sedan who allegedly lured an 11-year-old girl to a meeting at an elementary school by posing as a 14-year-old boy on Snapchat. In a statement posted on the city's web page, officials said the girl told police she was contacted on her cellphone...

Eastside

Mountlake Terrace police are looking for man who used social media to lure girl

Mountlake Terrace police are looking for a man in a light blue sedan who allegedly lured an 11-year-old girl to a meeting at an elementary school by posing as a 14-year-old boy on Snapchat. In a statement posted on the city's web page, officials said the girl told police she was contacted on her cellphone...

Science

NASA manager casts doubt on 2024 moon landing by astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A top NASA manager is casting doubt on the space agency's ability to land astronauts on the moon by 2024. Kenneth Bowersox, acting associate administrator for human exploration, told a Congressional subcommittee Wednesday that NASA is doing its best to meet the White House-imposed deadline. But he says he wouldn't...