Portland Mayor Kicks Homeless Out Of Park, To Build Pickleball Courts

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 03:   Dani Nguyen and Janice Kim compete against Elizabeth McCullagh and Emily Stolan during the USA Pickleball Newport Beach West Diamond Regional at The Tennis and Pickleball Club at Newport Beach on September 03, 2022 in Newport Beach, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Mayor Ted Wheeler wants to turn Laurelhurst Park into a recreation ground
  • The campers were given a week’s notice before they were removed from the site
  • They were also given the option of going to a shelter, the Mayor’s office said
  • There’s a chance the Dem-led city could vote Republican in the midterms

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