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The Homeless Are Cooking Rats

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A Nasty Discovery

The homeless are cooking rats in the East Duwamish Greenbelt. This is by far one of the nastiest discoveries I have ever made at a Seattle encampment. The area is also packed with tents, trash, needles, and all kinds of debris. This environmental disaster is unfolding on Washington State Department of Transportation property and runs parallel to Dr. Jose Rizal Park.

We Heart Seattle’s Andrea Suarez will be out here on Sunday for a litter pick with volunteers. The crisis in the woods continues.

We Heart Seattle Needs Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer on Sunday, there are more details on We Heart Seattle’s Facebook page.

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.