In Marysville, a 48-year-old man, who says people will know as “Houston,” pulls his signs from his backpack and talks to The Herald about surviving homelessness. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

In Marysville, a 48-year-old man, who says people will know as “Houston,” pulls his signs from his backpack and talks to The Herald about surviving homelessness. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Mayors: Stop giving to Arlington and Marysville panhandlers

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