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October 2, 2018

Election 2018: Kate Brown and Knute Buehler on homelessness

Molly Harbarger | The Oregonian/OregonLive

A month after Republican gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler said he wanted to change the law to allow Oregon cities to bar people from sleeping on the sidewalk, a Supreme Court ruling potentially quashed that idea.

There are few issues as complex as homelessness or ones that inspire as much passion. Local governments across the state have had to shoulder the burden of this rapidly growing population amid calls to spend more on street cleanup and responding to low-level crimes, as well as invest in long-term solutions.

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