3rd and Cherry Sweep
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Seattle Parks Crews Finish Sweep of 3rd & Cherry

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Wrapping Up

5 homeless encampment clearings in Seattle this week alone.

Today, @SeattleParks crews finished up on 3rd Ave near James and Cherry. Outreach and housing referrals provided. On Tuesday, @MayorofSeattle unveils his homeless plan.

Raw Honesty

For weeks now, I’ve been trying to feature the stories and perspectives of the homeless. So many lives are being ravaged by illegal drugs like “blues,” now flooding the streets of Seattle and King County. Scott needs help. But he doesn’t want it right now.

Preliminary Numbers

City says outreach workers made at least 8 shelter referrals today. Of course others refused and it’s unclear how many will actually follow through.

Jonathan Choe

Journalist and Senior Fellow, Center on Wealth and Poverty
Jonathan Choe is a journalist and Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth and Poverty, covering homelessness issues for its Fix Homelessness initiative. Prior to joining Discovery, Choe spent several years as one of the lead reporters at KOMO-TV, consistently the top rated television station in Seattle. His in depth stories on crime and deep dive investigations into the homeless crisis led to measurable results in the community, including changes in public policy. Choe has more than two decades of experience in television news behind the scenes and in front of the camera for ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and Tribune. He has also been nominated and honored with multiple industry awards including an Emmy. Choe spent several years teaching classes on emerging media and entrepreneurship to under privileged youth in inner city Chicago. As an independent journalist, Choe also contributes regularly to the Mill Creek View and Lynnwood Times and has reported on exclusive stories in the past year for Daily Wire and The Postmillennial.