A 'homelessness authority' was supposed to get Seattle and its suburbs on the same page. It hasn't

SEATTLE — King County Executive Dow Constantine has been thinking a lot this past year about his first exposure to politics as a child: the Paris peace talks at the end of the Vietnam War. Famously, before the talks could even start, they were held up by a disagreement about the shape of the table the North and South Vietnamese leaders would sit around. It’s been on Constantine’s mind because of a battle closer to home: Who gets a say in how the Seattle region will tackle homelessness for the foreseeable future. A year ago, the county and city of Seattle signed an agreement to set up a “region…

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