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By Katie Moore
The Topeka Capital-Journal 

Homeless express concern about Topeka camping ban proposal

 

January 11, 2019



TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — For 28 years, Rob Rangel worked in the heating and cooling industry, earning up to $60,000 per year. As he sat on a blue couch deposited in a small clearing on a cool day in late December, Rangel said he never imagined his life would turn out the way it has.

Rangel, 57, is one of about 400 homeless people in Topeka. A small portion of those are unsheltered. Rangel and several other people who live in tents on the north side of the Kansas River have expressed concern about a proposal to ban camping that is being considered by the city, the Topeka Capital-Journal reporte...



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