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KOMO Documentary Sparks Discussion About Seattle’s Homeless Crisis

Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 3/30/2019

Sinclair’s ABC affiliate KOMO Seattle’s documentary on homelessness raised awareness for and sparked discussion about the crisis throughout the state. Originally aired on March 16, Seattle is Dying generated over 3.5 million views on broadcast and social.

“Our report sparked hearings in the State Capitol and questions in the Seattle City Council, as well as community meetings in towns around the market. From the Governor, to Seattle’s Mayor, to neighbors in coffee shops, the state is still talking about [the documentary],” said Creative Services Director Scott Altus.

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