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Squatters Set Fire to Aurora Motel

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Earlier in the week, the former Hillside Motel off Aurora Ave N. in Seattle went up in flames. I went back to look at the damage. There is no doubt it started in the room being used by two homeless squatters. No idea where the fellas are right now. But someone was actually inside when I went back. This property is scheduled for demolition sometime next month. Btw, notorious street tagger Eager is back in business after suffering serious injuries in a homeless encampment fire earlier this year. I noticed fresh tags on the property. It appears his partner Satan and the other BTM Crew members are also using the motel as their canvas.

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.