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Foxes, along with bobcats and even cougars, are closer than you might think.

How to support wild carnivores? Recognize that they live among us.

Tracking the carnivores in our midst. Living on, long after you were told you would die. How effective are Seattle’s navigation teams? And solitary confinement in a Tacoma immigration detention center.

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Urban Carnivore Project

The Woodland Park Zoo wants you to track wildlife sightings in your daily Seattle life. The effort is called the Urban Carnivore Project. Dr. Robert Long is a senior conservation scientist at the zoo, and runs the program.

Morhaf Al Achkar, Roads to Meaning and Resilience with Cancer

Three years after he was given 6-10 months to live, Dr. Morhaf Al Achkar is still practicing medicine and still reassessing the meaning he finds in his life. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer, and has spoken to other lung cancer patients. Those stories are collected in a new book called Roads to Meaning and Resilience with Cancer: 40 Stories of Coping, Finding Meaning, and Building Resilience While Living with Incurable Lung Cancer.

Navigation team efficacy

Last week, the city released data indicating that of everyone the homelessness navigation team makes contact with, only 7% end up in shelter. We spoke to Sara Rankin, founder/director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project, and Erin Goodman, executive director of the SODO Business Improvement Area.

Solitary confinement in immigration detention

The United Nations has said that solitary confinement should only be used in rare cases, and not at all for youth and anyone with a mental illness. But at Tacoma’s detention center, those who go into solitary are there for an average of almost two months. KUOW’s Esmy Jimenez reported the story of one man who had been detained – and isolated – there.