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Spokane providing 6 portable toilets for homeless

Thu., Dec. 13, 2012, 6:58 a.m.

SPOKANE — The city of Spokane is placing six portable toilets under an elevated section of Interstate 90 where homeless people congregate.

City Council President Ben Stuckart says it’s a response to complaints about human waste outside businesses in the downtown area.

But Stuckart told a news reporter he opposes a proposal from homeless advocate Ralph Harvey to create a regulated tent city where people could camp under the freeway. He says tent cities attract the “wrong element.”

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