Kirkland parents push back against homeless housing near school

Some Kirkland residents are protesting a plan to turn a former La Quinta motel into housing for the homeless.

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Some Kirkland residents are protesting a plan to turn a former La Quinta motel into housing for the homeless.

Among their concerns is how close the proposed site is to several schools.

“We’re parents, we’re afraid for our kids, we want to see the proof that this type of facility is okay next to a school,” said Mike Raskin, a parent of two students who attend Eastside Prep, the school that borders the La Quinta .

Raskin is among of

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