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Bellingham is not alone in struggling to help all those who need shelter. "Homelessness has grown dramatically in our state in the past few years," Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville wrote in a January statement. "And every city, every county and the state as a whole need to address this together." Linville, Bellingham's first female mayor, was elected first in 2012 and again in 2015. The longtime politician and community servant spent 17 years in various legislative positions, much of it in the Washington House of Representatives. Photo by Daniel Berman for Cityvision