2 homeless camps removed ahead of President Biden's Seattle visit
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks on Earth Day at Seward Park in Seattle on April 22, 2022. - MANDEL NGAN/Getty Images North America/TNS

SEATTLE — The city of Seattle cleared two homeless encampments within a few blocks of the Westin Seattle this week in anticipation of President Joe Biden's visit. Biden visited Seattle on Earth Day, in part to sign an executive order at Seward Park aimed at protecting old-growth forests from the ravages of wildfires. He also touched on ever-rising health care and prescription drug costs as a driver of booming inflation in a speech at Green River College in Auburn. His visit caused traffic snarls around the county and large gatherings of people who wanted to see or protest the president. It als...