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Homelessness

Tourists use Alaska homeless shelter to grab coffee, snack, but few donate

KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Cruise ship passengers have been hanging out at an Alaska homeless shelter to get free coffee and a bite to eat, but few have bothered making a donation, said one of the nonprofit’s board members.

Date: 05/05/2016 | Northwest


More than 2,000 homeless counted in Pierce County

TACOMA — Pierce County officials say homelessness in the county has reached a crisis level with more than 2,000 people on the streets in 2016.

Date: 05/02/2016 | Northwest


Community Extra: Calendar for April 29 to May 7, 2016

EventsTween STEAM: Students in grades 4-8 (ages 9-13) are invited to learn more about electricity and magnetism with a hands-on learning event, 3-4:30 p.m. April 29 at the Sultan Boys and Girls Club, 705 First St. Hosted by the...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News


Bellingham restarts homeless camp cleanups

BELLINGHAM — Bellingham officials are working to expand shelter options for people as it again begins to clean up homeless camps.The Bellingham Herald reported that a Homeless Outreach Team is tasked with connecting people with services ahead of enforcement.

Date: 04/24/2016 | Northwest


Applause

Wow! That's a lot of grocery bagsStudents in the Builders Club at Port Susan Middle School recently collected 5,500 plastic grocery bags from donors in the Stanwood and Camano Island communities. The bags were then given to Maria Breznau for the...

Date: 04/22/2016 | Local News


Community Extra: Calendar for April 22-30, 2016

EventsSock monsters: Teens are invited to make sock monsters, 1-3 p.m. April 22 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Socks, supplies and snacks provided. For grades 6-12. More info:

Date: 04/22/2016 | Local News


Everett's initiative to tackle homelessness starting to pay off

EVERETT — Everett's attempt to get control of its chronic problems with homelessness are starting to yield concrete results.More people are obtaining treatment for their addictions or mental health problems, finding homes and getting jobs.This has been the...

Date: 04/21/2016 | Local News


A better future

HopeWorks helps steer former at-risk teens in positive direction

Date: 04/20/2016 | Julie Muhlstein


As housing market soars, poorest renters are priced out

BREMERTON — Crystal Turner stood in the kitchen of her cramped apartment and stared at the cracks in the fake wood flooring beneath her feet.

Date: 04/13/2016 | Northwest


Faith Calendar

EventsBenefit auction: Among the Reeds, a Christian nonprofit that does work in Haiti, holds a "Karnaval" dinner and auction, 5:30-9 p.m. April 9 at New Life Church, 6830 Highland Drive, Everett. Tickets are $25 and...

Date: 04/09/2016 | Local News


New Housing Hope board member was homeless herself

Picture a member of a board of directors. The person might be a familiar face in business, or a doctor, lawyer, or well-known volunteer.Picture a meth addict, a homeless mother whose kids were taken away by the state's

Date: 04/08/2016 | Julie Muhlstein


Community Extra: Calendar for April 8-16, 2016

EventsCraft show: Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation holds its annual Spring Craft and Garden Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 9 at the Totem Middle School gym, 1605 Seventh St. Handmade and commercial gifts for the Mother's Day,...

Date: 04/08/2016 | Local News


Libertarian solutions to chonic homelessness

"Sometimes I think we're so liberal that we're OK stepping over dead people on our sidewalks," Daniel Bergerac of the Castro Merchants Association and Castro Cares told me as we discussed the state of the streets of San Francisco. As he knows, people stepping over dead...

Date: 04/05/2016 | Opinion Columnists


Transition space

Marysville has started housing the homeless

Date: 04/04/2016 | Local News


Kent man who stole homeless man’s ID gets 2-year sentence

TACOMA — A Washington state man who used a homeless Denver man’s identity for more than a decade has been sentenced to two years and three months in federal prison.

Date: 04/02/2016 | Northwest


Inslee signs bill to aid homeless students

TACOMA — In an effort address the rising number of homeless public school students in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure Friday that aims to help reduce obstacles to their success in and out of class.

Date: 04/01/2016 | Northwest


UW considers hosting homeless camp following 2 other schools

SEATTLE — The University of Washington is considering hosting a homeless camp on campus, following the experience of two other Seattle universities. University officials say they were inspired to consider the idea after a recent homeless count found more people are without a home in King...

Date: 04/01/2016 | Northwest


More affordable housing needed here, nationwide

It's easy to dismiss as "typically Californian" the story earlier this week about a man who's paying $400 a...

Date: 04/01/2016 | Editorials


Justice for all

Lawyers donate services to low-income people

Date: 04/01/2016 | Local News


What the Legislature did and didn't get done

It's over. For this year at least.Following a 60-day session, with a 20-day special session tacked on, the Legislature was able to complete major tasks in passing a supplemental budget and setting up a...

Date: 03/31/2016 | Editorials


Man who spent day in Seattle tree refuses to appear in court

SEATTLE — A man who transfixed Seattle — and the Internet — by perching near the top of an 80-foot sequoia tree in a downtown shopping district for more than a day would not leave a jail cell for his first court appearance Thursday.Cody Lee Miller, 28, was...

Date: 03/24/2016 | Northwest


Everett mayor joins Cantwell in tour of housing solution

EVERETT — Mayor Ray Stephanson on Thursday got an inside look at a Seattle low-barrier housing community that is similar to what he wants to build in Everett.Stephanson toured the Patrick Place Apartments in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, a 71-unit building built in...

Date: 03/24/2016 | Local News


Housing the 99 and beyond

There's a shared responsibility in ending homelessness for all, but the duty is felt more sharply when those without housing are veterans of U.S. military service.As of January 2014, nearly 50,000 homeless veterans were counted during community Point In Time surveys across...

Date: 03/16/2016 | Editorials


Community Extra: Calendar for March 11-19, 2016

EventsTeen art: Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to make string art, 1-3 p.m. March 11 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Supplies and snacks provided. More info: 425-493-8202 ext. 3231.Quilt...

Date: 03/11/2016 | Local News


Nearly $200,000 more approved for Kelso homeless shelter

KELSO, Wash. — Cowlitz County commissioners have approved nearly $200,000 in additional funding for a homeless shelter in Kelso.The Daily News reported that commissioners approved the money Tuesday for the Love Overwhelming shelter.

Date: 03/09/2016 | Northwest


Remains found in Mill Creek shed still unidentified

MILL CREEK — The tiny, one-room shed was a home.It had a shingled roof and a lock that only worked from the inside. It had reading materials and a place to hang up clothes. At one point, an electrical cord had been snaked over from a nearby building. It apparently...

Date: 02/27/2016 | Local News


Everett youth shelter Cocoon House plans big expansion

EVERETT — Cocoon House, the Everett nonprofit that provides shelter and services to homeless teens, is embarking on an expansion that will increase both the number and the spectrum of people it serves.

Date: 02/23/2016 | Local News


Everett, YWCA seeking houses for homeless

EVERETT — The city of Everett’s plan to provide low-barrier housing to the homeless could use a few good homes.

Date: 02/19/2016 | Local News


Community Extra: Calendar for Feb. 19-27, 2016

EventsMusical jam: Enjoy an evening of old-time music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and more at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 (third Friday) at the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Musicians welcome, or just come and...

Date: 02/19/2016 | Local News


Seattle experiments with new solutions to ease homelessness

SEATTLE — As homeless deaths mounted last fall in Seattle, elected officials declared an emergency, resorting to a tool often reserved for natural disasters to confront the burgeoning population of people living on the streets.

Date: 02/18/2016 | Northwest


Homeless youth on the rise, with state funding in question

SEATTLE — Now that the family of 11-year-old Brian Phillips has found a place to live after spending about a year homeless, doing homework comes without fighting the distracting commotion of living in shelters.

Date: 02/15/2016 | Northwest


Job skills training priceless

Hope is one of the essential building blocks to create positive change. Which is why the organization HopeWorks is so aptly named, and deserves to serve as a blueprint for other cities trying to help the less fortunate, especially at-risk youth.

Date: 02/15/2016 | Editorials


Updated homeless count reveals steep rise in Snohomish County

EVERETT — Updated numbers from last month’s Point in Time count give a fuller picture of the rise in the area’s homeless population.

Date: 02/14/2016 | Local News


Gone but not forgotten

Everett street folk bid farewell to a good friend

Date: 02/10/2016 | Julie Muhlstein


Traffic, homelessness remain a focus for Marysville in 2016

MARYSVILLE — Mayor Jon Nehring would have enough on his plate in his second full term even if he also didn't have to deal with one of the biggest traffic chokepoints in the county.Marysville, population 64,000 and still growing, will celebrate its 125th anniversary...

Date: 02/07/2016 | Local News


Everett's anti-camping law criminalizes homelessness

How should the Pacific Northwest's rapidly-growing communities respond to rising levels of homelessness, inequality and poverty? They certainly have options available: They can fund more shelter beds, or sponsor resume workshops and job fairs, or push for mixed-income...

Date: 02/07/2016 | Commentary


Response to homelessness builds on success of others

The news isn't good, but the timing of the City of Everett, Snohomish County and others is.Last week's Point in Time survey of homelessness in Snohomish County found a significant increase over the previous year, as

Date: 02/03/2016 | Editorials


Homelessness conversation resumes with good news and bad

EVERETT — A year and a half ago, Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson convened the city's Streets Initiative Task Force to tackle homelessness and the associated problems of substance abuse, mental illness and street...

Date: 02/02/2016 | Local News


Sharp increase in number of Snohomish County homeless

EVERETT — An annual survey of homeless people in Snohomish County suggests a surge in families without shelter, a problem many advocates close to the streets have long suspected.The Point in Time count found...

Date: 02/02/2016 | Local News


3 teens arrested in deadly shooting at Seattle homeless encampment

SEATTLE — Three teen brothers are suspected in a drug-related shooting that left two people dead and three wounded at a well-known Seattle homeless camp, a crime that comes as the city struggles with a surge of people living on the streets.

Date: 02/01/2016 | Northwest


More than just a census

Annual tally of homeless is also a way to offer services

Date: 01/29/2016 | Local News


Police: Drug dispute likely started Seattle homeless attack

SEATTLE — A shooting at a Seattle homeless encampment that left 2 people dead and three others wounded appears to have originated with a drug-dealing dispute, according to the police chief.

Date: 01/28/2016 | Northwest


Police: Homeless weren't targeted in Seattle shooting

SEATTLE — A deadly shooting at a Seattle homeless encampment known as "The Jungle" was not prompted by malice against homeless people, the police chief said Wednesday.

Date: 01/27/2016 | Northwest


Second Housing First forum set for Feb. 1 in Everett

EVERETT — The city of Everett is sponsoring its second Housing First forum at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1, at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave.

Date: 01/25/2016 | Local News


Volunteers needed for survey of homeless in Snohomish County

EVERETT — Local nonprofits are sending out a call for volunteers to help with the annual Point in Time homeless count, amid heightened awareness about the issue.

Date: 01/17/2016 | Local News


Invest in Everett’s ‘housing first’ project

Now might not be the best time to ask the Legislature for money, but that's not to deny the need and potential to change lives in the city of Everett's $2 million request of this session's supplemental budget.Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson and other city representatives are in...

Date: 01/14/2016 | Editorials


Community Extra: Calendar for Jan. 8-16, 2016

EventsPancakes, Edmonds: The Edmonds Senior Center's monthly pancake breakfast has been moved for January to 8:30-9:30 a.m. Jan. 8 (typically every first Friday). The senior center is at 220 Railroad Ave. Pancakes, strawberry...

Date: 01/08/2016 | Local News


County lawmakers, officials find a unified voice

The ideas flowed during a Thursday morning meeting among members of Snohomish County's legislative delegation and officials from the county, its cities and Economic Alliance Snohomish County. Priorities and recommendations for action were discussed, not just for the 60-day legislative...

Date: 01/08/2016 | Editorials


Big Issues | 2016: Homelessness

Cities work to help mentally ill, addicts who live on the streets

Date: 01/06/2016 | Local News


Man charged in knife assault at Everett Gospel Mission

EVERETT — A man accused of swinging a large knife at people near the Everett Gospel Mission last month has a lengthy criminal history that dates back decades.

Date: 01/05/2016 | Local News


Pet project

Beck’s Place in Monroe helps pet owners in troubled times

Date: 01/03/2016 | Local News


We’re not helpless to solve homelessness

Homelessness is a wickedly complex problem. There is no one cause, and no one face of the homeless. The growing numbers of homeless reflect structural issues in our economy as well as problems on our streets."Streets issues" are a subset of broader homelessness...

Date: 01/03/2016 | Commentary


Everett bans sale of certain alcohol in targeted areas of town

EVERETT — Certain beers and malt liquors are to be pulled from the coolers in stores downtown and in several other neighborhoods after an Everett City Council decision Wednesday evening.The City Council voted unanimously in favor of the rule change. Mayor Ray...

Date: 12/31/2015 | Local News


Families in search of secure housing face ‘vicious cycle’

COLUMBIA — Kaylin Tompkins sits cross-legged on the carpet surrounded by her four children. She tickles them, cuddles them and asks them questions in that high-pitched mom voice reserved for little ones. Karly, 7, sits quietly, hands folded, on her mom’s leg while 11/2-year-old AJ dives into his...

Date: 12/27/2015 | Northwest


King County opens public buildings as homeless shelters

SEATTLE — King County plans to triple the number of homeless shelter beds inside two King County buildings in downtown Seattle this week.The county will open a new 50-bed shelter inside a vacant building at 420 Fourth Avenue on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Date: 12/26/2015 | Northwest


Lombardi’s in Everett to feed homeless, hungry on Christmas

EVERETT — Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant on the Everett waterfront is opening on Christmas Day, but it’s not serving its usual fare.The restaurant instead is offering a free buffet lunch for homeless and hungry people from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Date: 12/24/2015 | Local News


Seattle establishes tiny house village to help homeless

SEATTLE — As homelessness in Seattle continues to grow, a new village of tiny houses is taking shape in the Central District to keep some people warm through winter.

Date: 12/24/2015 | Northwest


Make alcohol zone mandatory

Among the scores of solutions outlined as part of the Everett Community Streets Initiative that are being implemented and given further study was the creation of alcohol impact areas within the city that would limit the sale of beverages that sell the punch of high alcohol content at...

Date: 12/23/2015 | Editorials


Seattle planning to clear out more homeless encampments

SEATTLE — Seattle officials are planning more sweeps to clear out homeless encampments throughout the city this winter.

Date: 12/22/2015 | Northwest


Curing what jail can't

Viewpoints: 4 views on addressing mental illness

Date: 12/20/2015 | Commentary


Another boost for Everett’s homeless housing program

EVERETT — The city of Everett is stepping up its efforts to provide housing for homeless people, and the initiative may receive a welcome boost from Snohomish County.In its budget for 2016, the County...

Date: 12/15/2015 | Local News


Body of Seattle woman found outside Montana hospital

MISSOULA, Mont. — Authorities are investigating after a woman’s body was found outside a Missoula hospital.

Date: 12/14/2015 | Northwest


Start over on underpass

With Everett's serious commitment to helping homeless people — most notably the approval of Mayor Ray Stephanson's $1 million in new funding for the "Safe Streets" project — the city can...

Date: 12/14/2015 | Editorials


Man allegedly attacked people giving food at Everett mission

EVERETT — Police have arrested a man down by the Everett Gospel Mission who allegedly attacked two people from a church group as they were handing out food to transients in the area.

Date: 12/12/2015 | Local News


Everett police urge a stricter limit on alcohol sales downtown

EVERETT — Police want to strengthen the city's restrictions on selling certain cheap alcoholic beverages in parts of the city.In April the city of Everett enacted an Alcohol Impact Area to reduce the amount of problems associated with inexpensive, high-proof...

Date: 12/11/2015 | Local News


Community Extra: Calendar for Dec. 11-19, 2015

EventsCupcake Wars: "Cupcake Wars: Battle of the Books" is a cupcake competition for young culinary artists (ages 9-15), who are invited to create cupcakes inspired by their favorite books while learning about...

Date: 12/11/2015 | Local News


Keeping feet happy

‘Toevember’ brings in thousands of socks for the homeless

Date: 12/11/2015 | Local News


Storm sweeps 7 in homeless camp into Puyallup River

PUYALLUP — Seven people who were swept into the Puyallup River from a riverbank homeless camp have been rescued.

Date: 12/09/2015 | Northwest


Cup of opportunity

New coffee shop also serves hope for the homeless, at-risk teens

Date: 12/02/2015 | Julie Muhlstein


Contract approved: Snohomish County Jail to take Seattle inmates

EVERETT — The Snohomish County Council on Monday approved a contract for the county jail to house inmates from Seattle. The contract includes changes recommended by Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson.The mayor

Date: 11/30/2015 | Local News


Diamond Knot giving back this Thanksgiving

Both Diamond Knot locations will prepare and serve a dinner to the families of Esther’s Place this Thanksgiving.For more details, here’s a press release from Diamond Knot:Diamond Knot Craft Brewing cooks, serves Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless

Date: 11/23/2015 | Hops & Sips


Homeless encampment for 80 opens in Interbay area of Seattle

SEATTLE — Residents have started moving in to Seattle’s first-ever permitted homeless encampment.The “Tent City Five Interbay” encampment, which holds up to 80 people, opened Thursday. Organizers expect the camp to be full by next week.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest


A message about homelessness for Everett: Build homes first

EVERETT — More than 300 people packed the Historic Everett Theatre Monday evening to listen to a plainspoken former rancher talk about his simple solution for ending chronic homelessness.

Date: 11/17/2015 | Local News


Eugene officials to consider changes to homeless program

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene officials are considering whether to approve extended hours for a temporary pilot program that would allow homeless people to sleep overnight at approved sites.

Date: 11/17/2015 | Northwest


Forum on homelessness to feature leader of Utah’s program

EVERETT — The leader of the state of Utah’s largely successful program to house the homeless will be the featured speaker at a community forum in Everett on Monday.

Date: 11/15/2015 | Local News


City, editorial misunderstand the homeless and their needs

In The Herald's view, as your editorial of Oct. 30, "Use panhandling law to help," indicates, the new Everett aggressive panhandling law is acceptable. I wish I could say your opinion is.

Date: 11/14/2015 | Commentary


Kitsap launches project to house homeless veterans

PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County is looking to end homelessness for veterans by next Veterans Day.The Kitsap Sun reported that a coalition of agencies has created the “Homes For all Who Served” project to house dozens of former service members.

Date: 11/11/2015 | Northwest


Part 2: A sheriff refuses to 'warehouse the mentally ill'

EVERETT — Gary Watts owns an auto repair shop on Smith Avenue a block from the Everett Gospel Mission. He's been there since 1992, shortly before the shelter opened. Back then the location seemed ideal, just off Broadway, easy for customers to find with the garage's sign visible...

Date: 11/08/2015 | Local News


Part 3: Cops and social workers team up on the streets

EVERETT — The sheriff's sergeant walked past an abandoned shopping cart and hooked a right onto a well-worn path that disappeared into a stand of trees in south Everett.A line of sagging tents flanked by piles of garbage came into view."Hello,"...

Date: 11/08/2015 | Local News


Seattle leaders declare homeless emergency

SEATTLE — Seattle’s mayor, council members and the King County Executive signed proclamations on Monday declaring the city’s growing homelessness an emergency situation.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest


Panhandling laws face challenge after church signs ruling

DENVER — Cities trying to limit panhandling in downtowns and tourist areas are facing a new legal hurdle because of a recent Supreme Court ruling that seemingly has nothing to do with asking for money.

Date: 10/31/2015 | Nation & World


Use panhandling law to help

Many of us struggle with the correct response when approached by someone begging for money. Our desire to help a fellow human being often conflicts with our doubts about the person's true need or how they will use what we provide.That conflict also comes into play in how we...

Date: 10/30/2015 | Editorials


Everett passes measure against 'aggressive panhandling'

EVERETT — The City Council passed a controversial ordinance against panhandling Wednesday that has drawn the attention of activists on behalf of neighborhoods and the homeless.The vote was 4-2, and came before a packed crowd that included vociferous testimony from the...

Date: 10/28/2015 | Local News


Everett council takes up panhandling ordinance again

EVERETT — The city of Everett's second attempt to pass an anti-panhandling ordinance is scheduled to be taken up for a vote by the City Council on Wednesday.The first ordinance drew protests over what some people said was an attempt to criminalize homelessness.

Date: 10/25/2015 | Local News


Community Extra: Calendar

EventsMusical jam: Enjoy an evening of old-time music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and more at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Musicians welcome, or just come and enjoy the music.

Date: 10/16/2015 | Local News


Weaker panhandling ordinance comes to Everett council

EVERETT — Mayor Ray Stephanson's administration is expected to bring back a controversial ordinance that would prohibit panhandling in many parts of the city.The City Council rejected a similar...

Date: 10/14/2015 | Local News


Uplifting voices

KSER celebrates those who make an impact

Date: 10/14/2015 | Julie Muhlstein


Community Extra: Calendar

EventsOcean talk: "Ocean Acidification: A Global Challenge in Washington State" will be presented by Jan Newton of the Washington Ocean Acidification Center, during the Pilchuck Audubon Society meeting, 7-8:30 p.m.

Date: 10/09/2015 | Local News


$1M proposed to fight homelessness, crime in Everett

EVERETT — Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson is proposing about $1 million in spending in programs for next year to dramatically ramp up the city's initiatives to combat chronic street nuisances.The effort builds on programs already happening through the city's Streets...

Date: 09/30/2015 | Local News


Community Extra: Calendar

EventsK-9 event: Watch police dogs in action and help support the Lynnwood Police K-9 Unit at the Leader of the Pack Day, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 26 at Veterans Park, Veteran Way and 44th Avenue W in Lynnwood. Custom stuffed toys for sale,...

Date: 09/25/2015 | Local News


Seattle to create ‘urban rest stop’ for homeless

SEATTLE — The Seattle neighborhood of Ballard will soon have a so-called “urban rest stop” where homeless people can come to shower and wash clothes.

Date: 09/24/2015 | Northwest


Kirkland church opens up parking lot for homeless

KIRKLAND — A Kirkland church is offering its parking lot as a place to camp for the city’s homeless residents living in cars and vans.

Date: 09/21/2015 | Northwest


Traffic jammin'

'Wolfman' Jim entertains those stuck in the slow lanes

Date: 09/15/2015 | Whats Up With That?


Groups to address poverty on multiple levels

EVERETT — A high-level conversation will start next week with the goal of tackling a complex subject: poverty in Snohomish County.

Date: 09/12/2015 | Local News


Demand that officials make streets safe

Kudos to Andy Skotdal for telling it like it truly is in his Aug. 30 letter, "Cure epidemic of social illness." Our All-American City is being overrun with the "recidivist...

Date: 09/04/2015 | Commentary


The difference between S.F. and N.Y. is P.U.

Why is New York so much cleaner than San Francisco? It's a question you hear all the time, even as some New Yorkers swear that Mayor Bill de Blasio's lighter approach to law enforcement has undone some of the gains made under former Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Mike Bloomberg. I spent three...

Date: 09/03/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Everett firefighters drove drunken man nearly to Marysville, left him

EVERETT — Three Everett firefighters were called out July 1 to help a homeless man who was drunk and lying on a downtown sidewalk. They and others in the department had dealt with the man more than 100 times in the past. One of them, a fire captain, decided to drive...

Date: 08/27/2015 | Local News


‘Queen, It’s a New Day’

Some pampering for women dealing with hardships

Date: 08/25/2015 | Local News


Portland officials announce $900,000 plan to help homeless

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland will spend more than $900,000 this year in an effort to tackle homelessness.

Date: 08/21/2015 | Northwest


Allow cities to set limits for homeless camps

The Obama Department of Justice argued last week that a Boise, Idaho, law against "public sleeping in a city without adequate shelter space constitutes criminalizing homelessness itself, in violation of the Eighth Amendment." In a statement of interest filed in federal...

Date: 08/19/2015 | Opinion Columnists




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