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Given today's economy, it doesn't take a great leap from your own life to understand how she became homeless.

Lose a paycheck, get sick, and it can all come crashing down. The North Shore knows its booms and busts through the railroad, mining, and tourism industries.


A few weeks ago, I had a chance to sit across from a woman who was willing to tell me the story of how she became homeless in Lake County.

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