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August 1, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Nickelsville eviction and PacMed lease rejection

One problem could solve the other

PacMed tower on Beacon Hill. [Ellen M. Banner, The Seattle Times.]

PacMed tower on Beacon Hill. [Ellen M. Banner, The Seattle Times.]

Overall of Nickelsville, the homeless tent encampment. [Steve Ringman, The Seattle Times.]

Overall of Nickelsville, the homeless tent encampment. [Steve Ringman, The Seattle Times.]

In the Tuesday edition of The Seattle Times, I see two articles on the same front page of the local news: one on the Nickelsville homeless encampment, which must pull up stakes by mid-September [“City Council votes down bill for tent camps,” NW Tuesday, July 30]; and one on the mostly vacant PacMed Building [“State rejects PacMed lease; use of building for college up in air,” NW Tuesday, July 30]. Coincidence?

But I don’t expect this problem to be solved too soon, and certainly not in the manner in which my mind jumped to a solution which would benefit both. There’s the matter of money, which seems to erase all vestiges of human compassion in these matters.

It would be too easy to fill the PacMed building with homeless people and figure out a way to fund it. The powers that be wouldn’t make nearly — if any — profit that way.

Oh well, just a thought.

Alice Dale Gray, Port Orchard

 

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