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Miss Merced County 2015
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homeless issues gain attention
By John Miller
January 22, 2015
to get a grip on this region’s struggles over
how to house the homeless and ease suffering on the
streets came to the forefront this week with the official
Homeless Count and Survey, and reactions to recent
talks about the county’s plans and goals.
Meanwhile, there’s word that state Caltrans
crews and CHP officers will begin to clear an encampment
near the Bradley Overpass as early as Monday, Jan.
26 — enough time for the census counters, but
not enough time for the camp residents who say they
desperately need to figure out what to do to avoid
sleeping out in the cold.
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