$11 million from South Lake Union property sale proposed for Seattle homeless crisis

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/seattle-mayor-jenny-durkan-proposes-new-10-million-for-homelessness-from-south-lake-union-property-sale/

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Nonprofit assisting low-income retirees in King County

Sound Generations used to be called Senior Services, and it’s one of 12 groups that benefit from reader donations to The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy.

 

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/16/nonprofit-assisting-low-income-retirees-in-king-co/

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Wait Times for Health Care in Canada Hit Record Highs

This edition of Waiting Your Turn indicates that, overall, waiting times for medically necessary treatment have in-creased since last year. Specialist physicians surveyed report a median waiting time of 21.2 weeks between referral from a general practitioner and receipt of treatment—longer than the wait of 20.0 weeks reported in 2016. This year’s wait time—the longest ever recorded in this survey’s history—is 128% longer than in 1993, when it was just 9.3 weeks.

https://www.fraserinstitute.org/studies/waiting-your-turn-wait-times-for-health-care-in-canada-2017

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Behind Seattle’s government spending spree: a deluge of taxes, six-figure pay and officials eager to do more

The cost of Seattle’s government grew faster than almost any major U.S. city over five years, propelled by surging tax collections and an expanded scope of government services.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/times-watchdog/seattle-went-on-a-government-spending-spree-with-a-deluge-of-taxes-six-figure-pay-and-officials-eager-to-do-more/

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Seattle council approves $5.6B budget that boosts spending on homelessness, opioid crisis

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-council-approves-5-6b-budget-that-boosts-spending-on-homelessness-opioid-crisis/

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