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City’s homeless cleanups weigh compassion against public cleanliness, complaints

Records show in 2023, 2,767 service requests were received on Bellingham encampment activity

The City of Bellingham left the orange flyer, a "notice of clean-up and order to vacate," on an abandoned cart on Jan. 12 on Railroad Avenue. The cart was marked for being a "waste hazard," "public health risk," "row obstruction," "public safety risk" and "criminal misdemeanor." (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Charlotte Alden General Assignment/Enterprise Reporter
Editor’s Note: This story is part of an occasional series covering the impact of homelessness in W
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