Philip W. Eaton, the former president of Seattle Pacific University, says in this Seattle Times editorial that he moved from “the president’s home on the lovely campus of Seattle Pacific University” to downtown, saw the signs of poverty, and declared that “we are a broken city right now.”
The problems? Skateboards, marijuana, addicts, people with with mental illness, and, I kid you not, “gum spots.”
Eaton thinks upstanding men like him need to “reclaim our city” from those people. He cites the thoroughly debunked “Broken Windows Theory” (here is the newest and best research and Wikipedia cites other leading critical research) as justification for a crackdown involving more arrests and proselytizing Christian charities.
Too often, people are released from jails, prisons, or hospitals without sufficient reentry planning to ensure housing stability and success after discharge. For those who had been homeless prior to institutionalization, housing stability may be even more difficult to achieve.
Renewal funding supports homeless housing and services countywide … King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Mike …
Eliminating roughly one-third of Metro’s routes and reducing service on another 40 percent of routes. The remaining one-third of high-volume routes that don’t get cut will become more crowded. These cuts will be painful for the vast majority of people who rely on Metro.
American Legion 2015 Seattle Memorial Service @ Magnolia Village & Lawton Cemetery | Free, Two Services Honoring Veterans
From press release:
American Legion Memorial Service
May 25, 2015
10 a.m. & 11 a.m. | Free | All Ages
More info: walegion.org
Magnolia Village & Lawton cemetery
10 a.m., Post Office at 3211 W McGraw St. in Magnolia Village
11 a.m., Fort Lawton Cemetery located in Discovery Park just past the visitor center at 3801 W Government Way in Magnolia
We warmly welcome all interested people to our Memorial Day services. This year we will have two memorial services. The first will take place in front of the Post Office on West McGraw at 10 am and the second at the Fort Lawton Cemetery at *11 am.
Enter Discovery Park through the east entrance off West Govern-ment Way. The cemetery is located about 300 yards west of the park entrance. You are welcomed to park at the cemetery.
You can also park at the Visitors Center. It’s on the left side of the road approximately 150 yards in the park. There is a short walk up the hill to the cemetery for those that park at the Visitors Center.
*In the event of adverse weather the 11am service at Fort Lawton will start immediately following the 10am service in the village.
On a Sunday in earlt September 2013, in the middle of a three-day holiday weekend and as the City Council wrapped up a two-week vacation, the last campers at West Seattle’s Nickelsville packed up and moved out, prodded by a Sept. 1 eviction deadline handed down by the council in June.
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The fast food industry alone is projected to create 10 times more jobs than aerospace engineering, according to the institute.
The number of homeless people “went from 643,067 in 2009 to 636,017 in 2011,” according to the report.Unfortunately, other factors suggest that homelessness may affect a greater percentage of Americans in the future.