Craig Frady rolls up his sleeping bag while breaking down his tent site at a homeless camp underneath the Interstate 705 overpass that was closed by city and state officials in Tacoma on April 13, 2017. The Tacoma City Council recently passed an ordinance banning camping on public property within the city limits.
Craig Frady rolls up his sleeping bag while breaking down his tent site at a homeless camp underneath the Interstate 705 overpass that was closed by city and state officials in Tacoma on April 13, 2017. The Tacoma City Council recently passed an ordinance banning camping on public property within the city limits. Drew Perine dperine@thenewstribune.com
Craig Frady rolls up his sleeping bag while breaking down his tent site at a homeless camp underneath the Interstate 705 overpass that was closed by city and state officials in Tacoma on April 13, 2017. The Tacoma City Council recently passed an ordinance banning camping on public property within the city limits. Drew Perine dperine@thenewstribune.com

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