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February 9, 2015 at 3:12 PM

Longtime organizer returns to Nickelsville tent city

Residents of Seattle’s Nickelsville homeless encampment voted over the weekend to reinstate longtime organizer Scott Morrow, said Sharon Lee, executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute, a financial backer of the tent city. They also voted to bar residents Anthony Jenkins and Lisa Hooper, who helped oust Morrow last month, Lee said. Lee’s nonprofit and the church that…

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February 3, 2015 at 5:49 PM

Seattle tent-city residents raise concerns about proposed legislation

Residents of two homeless encampments raised concerns Tuesday about a proposed ordinance that would authorize and regulate up to three additional tent cities in Seattle, potentially on city property. Speaking during the public comment period of a Seattle City Council land-use committee meeting, several residents of Tent City 3 thanked Seattle Mayor Ed Murray for proposing…

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