Will James covers business, labor, and the South Sound region for KPLU. He came to the station from Newsday in his home state of New York.
The former tenants of the Merkle Hotel in Tacoma, Wash., struggled to find housing after they were forced from their building in 2018. Many didn't have a place to go.
The images from the derailment are dramatic: train cars dangling over a busy freeway — some strewn down a hill side while others turned on their side. At least three people died in the derailment.
A church in Washington state is suing the federal government for preventing it from practicing its faith. The Episcopal diocese says the refugee ban stops them from welcoming strangers in need.