Our View: Too many are dying on streets of Portland

It’s hard to be homeless. Imagine having to carry everything you owned everywhere you went. Imagine sleeping on a foam mat on a hard floor in a room full of strangers, or in a chair when the shelter is full, or in a tent when the wind is howling.

Imagine going without checkups and examinations, never seeing a doctor or dentist until you are in a crisis … 

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