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By GayLynn Beighton
Edmonds resident 

Support sales tax: Beggars and homeless are here | Guest View


Last updated 12/16/2021 at 8:43am

GayLynn Beighton

I have lived in Edmonds for almost 40 years, and never seen beggars and homeless people in our area like I see today.

A friend visiting Edmonds last fall recently commented that homelessness in our area was terrible, and she didn't understand why it was such a problem. This was uncomfortable, as I have always loved and been proud to live in Edmonds.

Ironically, I was trying to help a relative with severe mental illness find a place to live because he was homeless. I worked with him for a month through the Snohomish County 211 system, as we were told by the Housing Authority it was the onl...

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