Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Maybe now's the time to pay attention

Perhaps you’re like me. Stories about well-intentioned people striving to create permanent places for people without adequate shelter have become background noise. These stories of good intentions are swamped by the sights we see along the roads, in parks, in downtowns, in the woods.

Easing homelessness often seems like the Dutch boy who has too few fingers trying to plug too many holes in the dike.

But eventually homelessness will change, and it’s reasonable to think that because institutions and policies created the problem, institutions and policies can solve the problem. Clearly, chasing,...


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