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Edmonds passes law criminalizing camping in public spaces — but lacks local homeless shelter options

“Hungry, help,” reads a sign by Brad Peterson, 51, who advertises that he is looking for work on Highway 99 in Edmonds, Snohomish County, Friday, May 20, 2022. Peterson went to school at Edmonds College and later worked in construction, but said an injury has left him unable to work full-time.

The Edmonds City Council passed an ordinance making it illegal to occupy or store belongings in public places overnight, part of a regional and national trend.

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