Homelessness: Oregon’s next governor focuses on vexing issue


              FILE - Tina Kotek holds a press conference in Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Ore., on Nov. 10, 2022. Kotek, the Oregon Gov.-elect, says solving homelessness in Oregon will be her No. 1 priority. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Tents line the sidewalk on SW Clay St in Portland, Ore., on Dec. 9, 2020. Oregon Gov.-Elect Tina Kotek says solving homelessness in Oregon will be her No. 1 priority. Signs of it are plentiful, cluttered tent encampments in city parks and along bike trails and sidewalks; people living in run-down recreational vehicles. Experts say sky-high property prices and a shortage of 110,000 homes in Oregon have exacerbated the situation. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
Homelessness: Oregon’s next governor focuses on vexing issue