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Olympia

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Does something about Olympia attract desperate people from all over? We examine the “magnet theory” of homelessness.
Picture of Will James
Homelessness divides Olympia and forces people to re-examine their politics. Emotions converge on an encampment under the Fourth Avenue Bridge.
Picture of Will James
How did people end up on the streets of Olympia? Some can point to a catastrophe that bent their lives toward homelessness. For others, it almost seemed like life was moving in that direction from the very beginning.
Picture of Will James
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Will James, a participant in the 2019 National Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Episode 1: The Rain Introducing: Outsiders, a story about homelessness

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