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Tag: homeless


No tent city for Puyallup

Puyallup won’t be hosting a tent city for homeless individuals in the immediate future, city officials decided Tuesday night.
After a lengthy public hearing on the proposal, the city council failed to approve an ordinance that would have allowed a 40-person encampment somewhere in the city.
Homelessness prevention advocates, church representatives and some members of Puyallup’s homeless community spoke overwhelmingly in favor of allowing a homeless encampment in town.

They said a camp would help families who have ended up on the street as a result of the economic recession and need a place to stay during the

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