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Seattle suburb OKs camping ban it may not be able to enforce

An affluent Seattle-area community has approved an ordinance prohibiting camping on public property, a measure the city says will connect homeless people to shelters but that might prove hard to enforce because of a federal court ruling.

Mercer Island considers homeless ordinance

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. — The Mercer Island City Council is considering an ordinance that would prohibit camping on all public property, and direct homeless people to shelters in other cities.

Virus, other problems threaten to throw off homeless census

LAS VEGAS – The swanky, billion-dollar casinos of Las Vegas are bedecked with shining towers, neon signs and eye-popping extravagance. But directly beneath the glitter, hundreds of homeless people live out of sight, in the dark, in a network of stormwater tunnels running below the city.

Homeless children in Spokane struggle to keep up during distance learning

Distance learning has been tough on all students across the region, but those without a permanent shelter face additional challenges. Homeless students already are at greater risk of falling behind in class, and the pandemic has only heightened those concerns for educators and parents.