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.

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Podcast: How Miami’s gifted programs serve kids that Seattle’s programs overlook

To support the locally-owned, independent journalism that makes this podcast possible, please subscribe to The Seattle Times: In Seattle Public Schools, only 1.6 percent of kids in gifted-education programs are black, though black kids represent more than 15 percent of the overall student population. But across the country in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, a different...

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Education Lab is a Seattle Times project that spotlights promising approaches to some of the most persistent challenges in public education.


A bird, a plane, a polar bear? Wild guests at Alaska airport

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scott Babcock was wrapping up an early morning runway inspection at America's farthest north airport when he saw what he thought were a couple of wolves. He took a closer look through his headlights Thursday and saw something bigger and badder. Two young polar bears ran away when they saw the...