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Seven Seattle Stories of Resilience and Hope!

Many of us have been there – leading active, successful lives and then suddenly hit with tough emotional times. Seven local professionals will share their inspiring stories of overcoming addiction, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, suicidal ideation and more. With laughs, personal stories, and maybe some tears, they demonstrate that we can lead fulfilling and successful lives despite facing mental health challenges. The ticketed event – led by The Stability Network — will be hosted by KING5, 333 Dexter Ave. from 7 to 9 pm, Saturday, June 13. Proceeds will go to Seattle’s Recovery Café, a support center which uses a therapeutic community model to address those very issues, and also break the cycle of homelessness…

 

Oakland divided over $4m plan to fell eucalyptus trees for wildfire prevention

Eucalyptus trees, which are not native to the state, burn in a California wildfire in 2007. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/AP

Eucalyptus trees, which are not native to the state, burn in a California wildfire in 2007. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/AP

A $4m federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills has ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the affluent northern California region. Oakland officials and the city’s fire department are keen to accept a $4m federal grant to clear young eucalyptus trees and other plant species not native to the area. They say clearing away the trees and brush will help prevent another deadly firestorm like the one that whipped through the hills in 1991. That fire killed 25 people and destroyed nearly 3,500 homes…

 

In Search Of The Red Cross’ $500 Million In Haiti Relief

When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever. The American Red Cross vowed to help Haitians rebuild, but after five years the Red Cross’ legacy in Haiti is not new roads, or schools, or hundreds of new homes. It’s difficult to know where all the money went…

 

 

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