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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.


Son likely killed parents in Sammamish murder-suicide, authorities say

Investigators with the King County Sheriff's Office believe it was the adult son of a Sammamish couple who likely killed his parents last week before turning the gun on himself. Deputies were called to the home in the 24000 block of Northeast 30th Place in the Broadmoore Estates on Saturday because the father had missed an...


Michigan vote on legalizing marijuana is likely in 2018

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Organizers of a ballot drive to legalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes in Michigan submitted 365,000 signatures to the state Monday, which appears to be more than enough to qualify the initiative for a statewide vote in 2018. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol said the prohibition against...


Archaeologists find Roman shipwrecks off Egypt’s north coast

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archaeologists have discovered three sunken shipwrecks dating back more than 2,000 years to Roman times off the coast of the city of Alexandria. Tuesday's statement from Mostafa Waziri, the head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, says the discovery was made in collaboration with the European Institute of Underwater Archaeology....