The Jungle

Many of us heard about the Seattle homeless encampment known as “The Jungle” for the first time late last month when a double homicide occurred there. That same night, Mayor Ed Murray, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Governor Jay Inslee agreed to a joint assessment of the site to gather data on the conditions there and the risks and hazards posed by its ongoing presence. That report is now in, and the City Council will be briefed on it tomorrow morning. And it’s far, far worse than you imagined.

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Swedish tries to get approval for controversial Cherry Hill campus master plan

Tomorrow morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee hears an application from Swedish Health Services to approve a new master plan for their Cherry Hill campus that allows for significant expansion on the site — both horizontally and vertically. And the neighbors are not happy.

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