I’ve never lived in a city that was so cranky and angst-ridden about its spectacular economic success.

But I’ve never lived in a city with such a politically potent and energetic liberal-left cohort at a moment of some national progressive stirring, especially with the presidential candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Thus, some argue a direct connection between the region’s strength as a technology sector and the rise in the broadly defined “homeless” population. To wonder how much spending and policies — “Free-attle” — are adding to and perpetuating the problem is an unpopular avenue of inquiry.

By: Jon Talton, The Seattle Times

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