COVID tests were one of the main reasons people gave for staying away from the severe weather shelters. Others said they were worried about losing their tents and belongings.
A 27-year-old adult houseless male died from third degree burns covering his entire body.
In other news: Kotek aims to decriminalize homelessness.
“Homelessness is best described as a collection of all massive systemic failures in society.”
In other news: Pot shop woes continue.
The overhaul of the bus station comes as Mayor Ted Wheeler makes a push to provide more shelter beds—and remove tents from the sidewalks of Old Town.
The Peninsula Crossing Trail is now a campground: dozens of tents, a garden, even a makeshift general store where you can buy a Coke.