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$1M of State money for The Jungle: not (quite) what you heard

We all heard last week that the Washington State Legislature has allocated $1 million for building a razor wire fence around the unsanctioned encampment under three miles of I-5 known as “The Jungle.” This morning during the Council Briefing we learned more, and the details are a bit different.

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News roundup: homelessness, police reform, and much more

Discussion of the homelessness crisis in Seattle and what to do about “The Jungle” encampment, as well as police reform in the aftermath of the Che Taylor shooting, top the news this morning. But lots more too…

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Council gets briefed on The Jungle: we’re going to need a bigger table

This morning the City Council got a briefing on the recent assessment of the East Duwamish Greenbelt homeless encampment, better known as “The Jungle.”

You can read the assessment team’s written report here, or my summary here. The factual part of this morning’s briefing didn’t relay much information beyond what was in the report, instead the council members were eager to discuss an appropriate response.

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