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  • County Commissioner calls homelessness a "municipal issue"

    Thurston County Commissioners talk with Public Health and Social Services director Schelli Slaughter (not pictured) about House Bill 2263 which would have given them the option to ask voters for a tax hike to support affordable housing. After the meeting, Commissioner Gary Edwards said he made some "wild comments" about the homeless to make a point, but he still feels it's a city issue.

Thurston County Commissioners talk with Public Health and Social Services director Schelli Slaughter (not pictured) about House Bill 2263 which would have given them the option to ask voters for a tax hike to support affordable housing. After the meeting, Commissioner Gary Edwards said he made some "wild comments" about the homeless to make a point, but he still feels it's a city issue. Lisa Pemberton lpemberon@theolympian.com
Thurston County Commissioners talk with Public Health and Social Services director Schelli Slaughter (not pictured) about House Bill 2263 which would have given them the option to ask voters for a tax hike to support affordable housing. After the meeting, Commissioner Gary Edwards said he made some "wild comments" about the homeless to make a point, but he still feels it's a city issue. Lisa Pemberton lpemberon@theolympian.com

Edwards: Homelessness is ‘more a municipal issue than it is a rural America issue’

August 05, 2017 6:00 AM