Portland homeless count up 7 percent in two years

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A count of the homeless conducted on Jan. 26 found more than 1,700 people on the streets of Portland and Multnomah County and another 1,000 in shelters or subsidized motels. That's up about 7 percent in two years.

The Oregonian and KGW say a report released Tuesday said 12 percent of the homeless were military veterans and 35 percent of the homeless women had experienced domestic violence.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com