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If you are looking for more evidence of a housing crisis in King County, here is it.

Officials at the King County Housing Authority report a flood of people applying for federal housing assistance.

On Wednesday, after a four year hiatus, the authority once again began accepting applications for the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program, more commonly called Section 8.

In this screenshot from a video provided by the Seattle Police Department, William Wingate is scene using a golf club like a cane when confronted by Officer Cynthia Whitlatch on July 9, 2014, in Seattle.
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Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole has ordered a review of an officer in the East Precinct.

The police department said the officer was involved in the controversial arrest of a 69-year-old man last summer who was holding a golf club. SPD said it has apologized for the arrest.

SeaWorld is famous for its choreographed dolphin and Orca whale performances. Now a Washington state lawmaker wants to make sure what happens at SeaWorld stays at SeaWorld.

It's been 75 years since salmon and steelhead last swam into the upper reaches of the Columbia River above Grand Coulee Dam.

Kitzhaber: Carbon Fuel Standard Unrelated To Road Fixes

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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber spoke to reporters in Salem Tuesday about his 2015 legislative agenda.

When police are called to a report of domestic abuse, often someone goes to jail.

A poster at Rainier Beach High School's teen clinic lets students know they have a safe place to talk.
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It used to be that students went to their school clinic to have their sore throat checked or get a vaccine. But many kids today have needs that go beyond physical health, whether it’s dealing with exposure to violence or having suicidal thoughts.

In response, a growing number of schools have started offering mental health services.

Opponents of a gay rights measure in Idaho are highlighting what they call the “bathroom” problem.

Oregon could leapfrog Washington to have the highest state minimum wage in the country if the Democratically-controlled legislature approves a proposed increase.

Laws intended to protect children from abuse and neglect are not being properly enforced, and the federal government is to blame. That's according to a study by the Children's Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law, which says children are suffering as a result.

The numbers are grim. Almost 680,000 children in the United States were the victims of abuse and neglect in 2013. More than 1,500 of them died.

At the juvenile detention facility in King County, Washington, strip searches are common practice at intake for serious and violent offenders or those accused of a drug crime.

Several hundred people packed an auditorium in the Idaho Capitol this morning for a hearing on a measure known as the Add the Words bill.

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Marcie Sillman talks with KUOW's Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about one of the legislature's priorities this session: mental health. 

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Marcie Sillman talks with news analyst and KCTS contributor Joni Balter about the upcoming departure of two longtime City Council members and what that means for the future of Seattle. 

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Tonight on KUOW Spotlight, we present the latest episode of Reveal.

Part 1: The Murkiness Of American Day Care Reports

State inspection reports of day care providers are public record, but accessing them is still a problem for many parents. Washington state posts records online, but more than a dozen states don’t.

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