Everett Police officer Inci Yarkut, left, holds an opening in a fence for COET social worker Kelli Roark as they go to check known encampments during the annual Point in Time count on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett Police officer Inci Yarkut, left, holds an opening in a fence for COET social worker Kelli Roark as they go to check known encampments during the annual Point in Time count on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

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