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Council discusses homeless issues

City Council members heard an impassioned presentation about the state of homelessness in Sweet Home at their Jan. 26 meeting.

Councilors Greg Mahler, who is the mayor, Susan Coleman, Diane Gerson, Lisa Gourley, Dylan Richardson, Angelita Sanchez and Dave Trask attended the Jan. 26 meeting.

Rotarian Larry Horton gave a report focusing on the encampment at the Church of Nazarene, and made it clear how much the topic weighs on him personally.

“My sister was homeless, and she ended up dying in a truck I donated to her,” said Horton, who is retired as superintendent of Sweet Home School Di...

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