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Advocates seek new policies after Topeka homeless camp razed


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The recent bulldozing of a camp for homeless people has advocates arguing that Topeka should adopt more liberal policies modeled after ones in Kansas City, Missouri.

Social worker Russell Burton and other advocates hope to raise the issue at the Topeka City Council's meeting June 7, The Kansas City Star reports.

Burton wants the city to require outreach workers to visit before a camp is bulldozed and to remain until city workers leave, something Kansas City mandates under a policy adopted in mid-April. He also wants to require the city to store people's personal items...

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