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Officials: Seattle Homeless Camp Must Move - Again

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SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle and Indian officials say a Seattle
homeless camp known as Nickelsville will have to move again.
Campers set up their tents Wednesday night on city land leased
to the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation at Discovery Park.
But city parks spokeswoman Dewey Potter says the tent city
residents have until Sunday night to leave that field.
Marty Bluewater, the Indian foundation's executive director,
calls it a misunderstanding, adding that while the foundation would
like to help, it can't give permission to use the land.
A Nickelsville spokesman told The Seattle Times that tent city
residents are discussing their next move.
The camp opened last week on city land in south Seattle and
named itself Nickelsville in a move to pressure Seattle Mayor Greg
Nickels into opening more shelters for the homeless. Nearly two
dozen campers were arrested Friday when they refused to move.
Others accepted offers of shelter, and some moved to nearby
state land where they stayed until Wednesday under an agreement
with Gov. Chris Gregoire.
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