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Dec 7, 3:39 PM EST

West Coast news organizations provide in-depth coverage of homelessness

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Homelessness has reached unprecedented proportions on America's West Coast, causing the national homeless population to increase this year for the first time since 2010. Here's a look at coverage of the crisis from news organizations in the region:

East Bay Times: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/tag/homelessness/

Hawaii News Now: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/category/285127/homeless-in-hawaii

Honolulu Star-Advertiser: http://www.staradvertiser.com/homeless-in-hawaii/

Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/homeless/

San Diego Union-Tribune: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/homelessness/

San Jose (California) Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/tag/homelessness/

Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/

SFGATE: http://www.sfgate.com/homeless/

KGW: http://www.kgw.com/news/investigations/tent-city-usa/481821382

Long Beach Press-Telegram: http://www.presstelegram.com/tag/homeless/

Los Angeles Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com/tag/homeless/

Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/topic/social-issues/homelessness/14009000-topic.html

Orange County Register: http://www.ocregister.com/tag/homeless/

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