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Downtown owners frustrated

Survey respondents focus on 3 to 5 people

Some downtown Shelton business owners say street people are urinating and defecating outside their shops, leaving trash, stealing and sleeping in their doorways.

Businesses in a two-block radius of Post Office Park are seeing the most negative aspects. But most of the business owners say it's only a few individuals causing the trouble, with an average of three to five homeless people causing them problems during a month.

Those are some of the takeaways from a survey Mason County Public Health conducted of 15 downtown businesses in January and February, and then created a survey through surveym...


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