Homeless camps near Portland schools catch the attention of one Multnomah County Commissioner

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler prohibited homeless camping on streets K-12 students use to get to school. City crews continue to remove camps that violate this rule.

PORTLAND, Oregon — Students across Portland are heading back to the classroom this week, but the start of the school year puts a fresh spotlight on Portland’s struggle to establish and enforce rules for where homeless encampments are supposed to go

At Oliver P. Lent Elementary School, students played outside during recess Wednesday morning while on the other side of the school fence, Portland homeless camp removal crews toss mattresses and wooden pallets into a large moving truck, breaking down

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