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Homeless camp

  • The long, grueling presidential election is moving into the next phase. Also, Orange County residents have brand new trash bins, but many of them aren’t happy. And medical marijuana supporters net enough signatures to get an amendment on the ballot for November.
  • The city of Daytona Beach is taking donations between $10 and $10,000 from the public to help pay for emergency beds and a new homeless shelter.
  • Salvation Army workers say they hope to fill all 46 cots at their emergency shelter in Daytona Beach tonight. That’s after some sat empty last night while the county’s homeless continued to camp in front the administration center.
  • The lawn in front of Volusia County’s administration building in Daytona Beach is covered with blankets, cots, and nearly ninety homeless men and women. They have settled there from Deland, Port Orange, and Daytona. The small area for them is one of the last safe places open for them to sleep. But for government officials, it’s a wake-up call that the county’s homelessness problem has reached its peak. 90.7’s Renata Sago went to the camp and filed this report.