Groups decry food stamp cuts to pay for teachers


Advocates for the poor are sharply criticizing a bill championed by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., that will give states $26 billion for education and health programs – including more than $500 million for Washington state…

Source: http://blog.seattlepi.com

US hunger, homelessness soar amid cuts in social spending Half of Americans either poor or low-income


Amid continuous attacks on social services in the United States, hunger and homelessness are growing at epidemic rates, according to a report released Thursday by the United States Conference of Mayors.

Source: http://www.wsws.org

Homeless Vet Aided Dying Bellevue Mom


A homeless veteran?, a married couple and a passerby who abandoned her running car were among those who came to the aid a Bellevue mother of two killed in a Seattle shooting rampage that took the lives of six people, the SeattlePI.com reported.

Gloria Leonidas of Bellevue was fatally shot and her Mercedes SUV taken by Ian Stawicki, who had fled the scene of a mass shooting at Cafe Racer coffee shop in the Ravenna neighborhood earlier in the day, Seattle police said.

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City awards $27 million to construct 476 affordable housing units


McGinn made the announcement with Office of Housing Director Rick Hooper in the parking lot of the Thunderbird Motel on Aurora Avenue, which closed in 2010 after the City declared it a chronic nuisance property due to frequent criminal activity.

Catholic Housing Services has acquired the site, and will receive City funding to construct permanent housing with supportive services for chronically homeless individuals, including veterans. The new apartments will provide a stark contrast to the current graffiti-covered, boarded-up building.

Source: http://mayormcginn.seattle.gov

Seattle, King County receive more than $21.8 million in federal homeless assistance grants


Renewal funding supports homeless housing and services countywide … King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Mike …

Source: http://www.kingcounty.gov

Labor Department announces grants to train homeless vets


The Labor Department today awarded 90 grants totaling more than $20 million to fund job training and support services that officials said will help more than 11,000 veterans succeed in civilian careers.

The grants are being awarded through the department’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

Source: http://www.cbs19.tv