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Brad Smith, president of Microsoft Corp., speaks during a presentation on affordable housing in Bellevue, Wash., on Thursday. Microsoft Corp. said it will spend $500 million to develop affordable housing and help alleviate homelessness in the Seattle area. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (center left) presents a jersey with No. 32, signifying that Seattle is soon to be the NHL's 32nd active franchise. The NHL Board of Governors announced the expansion Tuesday. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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Sam Oozevaseuk Schimmel, 18, has grown up in both Alaska and Washington state. He is an advocate for Alaska Native youth. Kiliii Yuyan for NPR hide caption

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The Conflicting Educations Of Sam Schimmel

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A King County, Wash., Superior Court judge ruled Friday that the truck a Seattle man was living in is his home, and thus can't be impounded. Here, a man hauls garbage at a temporary parking area for people living in their vehicles in Seattle in 2016. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Denver is pitching its high quality of life to draw Amazon to build a new headquarters there. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images hide caption

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Denver Failed To Land Boeing. Now It's Using Lifestyle To Woo Amazon

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Boy Scout Charlie Underdown of Seattle says that welcoming girls into the group fits with the Scout Law, which says to be "trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent." Courtesy Perry Underdown hide caption

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This Boy Scout Welcomes Girls To His Troop

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Demonstrators in Seattle scatter after hearing a loud bang, apparently from a police riot control device. Protesters who had gathered to counter a pro-Trump rally Sunday had a tense standoff with local police, who sought to keep the two groups separate. Ed Ronco/KNKX hide caption

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Seattle has adopted an income tax on high earners to address an affordability crisis stemming from the city's high tech boom, but tech workers are torn about being singled out. In this 2014 photo, tourists take photos atop the city's Space Needle. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Tech Workers Brace For Seattle's Plan to 'Tax The Rich'

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A Seattle motel converted into a homeless shelter is being torn down, but the shelter will find a permanent home in a new six-story Amazon office building. Above, a sign for the Mary's Place shelter adorns a wall in the former motel in May 2016. Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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