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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Crews clear Seattle homeless camp ahead of light rail work

Associated Press

SEATTLE – Crews are continuing to clear out a homeless encampment next to Interstate 90 in Seattle.

KIRO-TV reported that city officials say they want the area cleared because it will eventually be used to stage work for the construction of the East Link Light Rail.

City crews have spent the past week reaching out to the people who live there to offer them alternative housing or resources to help them become self-sustaining.

Tuesday’s cleanup is the second part of a two-week project the city hopes to finish this week.

Seattle homeless crews say weapons crimes, the trafficking of a runaway teen and health hazards forced them to do the work.

But the homeless disagree and neighbors say there isn’t enough space for everyone.

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