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With Opioid Clinic Set to Open, Lynnwood Community Focuses on Safety

Next Challenge Acadia Healthcare’s controversial OPIOID CLINIC in #Lynnwood will open Monday. But disappointed neighbors remain energized and will closely monitor facility. @safeLynnwood says focus is now on SAFETY PLAN with all stakeholders. @WADeptHealth @GovInslee @KCGOP

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Downtown Encampment Cleared Dozens of Times Poses Safety Threat

Close Call Once again, #Seattle crews cleared tents along 3rd Ave & Cherry St, block away from City Hall. I usually go back to see if anyone returned. Today, a deranged AXE WIELDING man came charging at me. Officials have to STOP this from coming back. @MayorofSeattle @GovInslee Danger to Community As I have reported before, area’s been cleared dozens of times. But many are not homeless and stay nearby at @DESCSeattle‘s Lyon building or Morrison. They set up “trap tents” to sell or do drugs. Worst kept secret. @MayorofSeattle @KC_RHA @kcexec#Seattle Back in November 2022 New Year same issues at 3rd Ave & Cherry St, one of most problematic areas in city. Many say they are not homeless. They Read More ›

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Woman hand holds wooden house against the sun
Woman hand holds wooden house against the sun

Assessing Alternatives to Homelessness

Homeless people given their own apartments are often the same. We are apparently made for community with at least one other person. Read More ›
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woman walks towards light at the end of a dark tunnel
woman walks towards light at the end of a dark tunnel

Discovery Institute Joins North America Recovers Coalition to Combat Homelessness

With support from Discovery and other coalition partners, North America Recovers has launched a public campaign calling on lawmakers to embrace addiction recovery for Americans, not addiction enablement. Read More ›
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Crews Clear Ballard Encampment, But Campers Say They Will Return

Repeat Performance Monday, I arrived after crews removed Ballard encampment near Fred Meyer and Albert Lee stores. City cleared several times in past. Few homeless fellas returned and showed me how to get high off fentanyl residue.

Greenwood Encampment

Seattle’s Addiction Crisis Comes to Greenwood

Absolute Tragedy Earlier, I walked through growing encampment near @LIHIhousing Cate Apartments in Greenwood. Saw 3 guys completely shredded on fentanyl/”blues.” This is PROOF POSITIVE an addiction crisis. Back in December Look how minor this situation was @LIHIhousing Cate Apartments just a few weeks ago. @CampSiteSeattle first to report on this. City had ample warning, but nothing was done and more campers are setting up. Hot Mess At least this spot across street from @LIHIhousing Cate Apartments got cleaned up and fenced off. For months, homeless took over former Georgia’s Greek Restaurant parking lot in Greenwood.

acadia protest

Community Fights Back Against Incoming Opioid Clinic

Momentum Builds #Lynnwood protesters hit streets for second weekend in a row to fight Acadia Healthcare’s controversial OPIOD CLINIC near Boys & Girls Club. @safeLynnwood organizers promising to protect community and now calling in more reinforcements. @WADeptHealth @GovInslee Same Concerns @safeLynnwood community coalition is worried about drug dealers preying on addicts, crime increasing, and more tents going up nearby since some clients are homeless. They’re also trying to find out if any clients are registered sex offenders.

Capitol Hill Sweep

Authorities Sweep Capitol Hill, But Problematic Encampment Still Remains

More Work On Thursday city cleared encampments along E. Howell St. in Capitol Hill including one near Greek Orthodox Church with 3 people. But city did not include one that’s really problematic on 17th Ave. blamed for fires, drugs, and trash piles. Capitol Hill Crisis This is what it looked like for weeks leading up to Thursday’s sweep. And 17th Ave. is still a hot mess. Next Stretch Explosive growth of tents at 17th Ave and E. Howell St. First week of January, cops got called for “incendiary device.” Ended up being guy burning fire to stay warm. Camps remain major liability and drain on city.

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Lynnwood Residents Urge Local Leaders to Reverse Course on New Opioid Clinic

Face to Face #Lynnwood community is fighting ferociously against Acadia Healthcare’s controversial OPIOID CLINIC scheduled to open in 2 weeks. Meanwhile, Democrat state rep @laurendavisWA continues to take criticism for supporting project. But she’s pushing back and making her case. More on the Way Powerful protest last Saturday against controversial OPIOID CLINIC about to open near Boys & Girls Club. Demonstrators say they are for treatment but says clinics must move to part of city without kids. After Rally Protest organizer Vivian Dong says most recent statement sent out by Acadia Healthcare makes it seem like this is done deal. She’s furious at this sense of entitlement. I am waiting for Acadia and @WADeptHealth to respond to concerns.

Lynnwood Protest

Lynnwood Residents Rise Up Against Looming Opioid Clinic

Weekend Recap Powerful protest Saturday against controversial OPIOD CLINIC about to open near Boys & Girls Club. Demonstrators CALLING OUT @laurendavisWA, Acadia Healthcare, @GovInslee, and @WADeptHealth. Organizers promising ferocious fight. Reinforcements Called Numerous groups including #Lynnwood City Council Members and @KCGOP showed to take a stand. Protest organizers say this will be one of many demonstrations scheduled this month against Acadia Healthcare’s OPIOID CLINIC. Company is refusing to stand down. Serious Allegations @lynnwood Mayor Cristine Frizzell noticeably absent from rally. Council Member George Hurst couldn’t attend but in prepared statement accused Frizzell and #Lynnwood official Julie Moore of meeting w/Acadia, then failing to notify them about backroom conversations. Community Stakeholders While Boys & Girls Club+nearby residents could be impacted, building’s Read More ›