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Wheeling Suspends Public Camping Ban

The city of Wheeling has agreed to temporarily suspend its urban camping ban. 

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Police Begin Clearing Wheeling Encampment, Advocates Push Back

A new camping ban went into effect in Wheeling this month, but advocates for the unhoused community are pushing back.  

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Justice On Mayor's Homeless Plan: 'Do We Want to Replicate Charleston?'

The mayor of Charleston made a big ask of state lawmakers and the governor this week.Mayor Amy Goodwin requested they convene a special session to tackle issues around addiction, homelessness and mental health.Goodwin and her staff put forward a platform to address a crisis happening in West Virginia's urban communities. Her city has mental health workers and a quick response team to alleviate the desperation of those living on the streets. But Goodwin said the state needs to help.

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