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Giving Panhandling Bums What For
As sunny weather begins to return to the Northwest, so do the problems associated with warmer temperatures, including one of our area's most troublesome nuisances: panhandlers. The street beggars have begun their yearly migration back to the green utopia of the greater Seattle area, and by mid-June you'll hardly be able to drive three blocks without being accosted by dozens of their carefully crafted cardboard pleas. It used to be that they stuck to downtown street corners, but surveys in recent years have found panhandlers in over 87% of Puget Sound neighborhoods. You're a compassionate person, but you can't give them money every time you drive by...