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Category: Homelessness
Last updated: Sep 22 2018 04:03 IST RSS 2.0
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Red Lake Nation, Frey offer surprise option for homeless camp in Minneapolis 22.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Red Lake Nation and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Friday announced a new site to build a temporary shelter for residents of a homeless encampment that's swelled to an estimated 300 people near Hiawatha and Franklin avenues.
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Mpls. council grapples with where to move homeless encampment 21.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minneapolis City Council is struggling to decide where to relocate residents of a homeless encampment that now resides in south Minneapolis. In a divided vote, council members recommended the site near the schools, a city-owned 1.5-acre lot at East 26th Street and Minnehaha Avenue.
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To better understand their Puerto Rican students, Philly teachers travel to Caribbean 20.9.2018 News
The four teachers work at the Julia de Burgos school, where 80 percent of students are Puerto Rican. Some enrolled after being displaced by Hurricane Maria, which hit the island on Sept. 20, 2017.
Ousted Malaysian Prime Minister Pleads Not Guilty to 25 More Charges 20.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Prosecutors filed more than two dozen new charges against Najib Razak, involving hundreds of millions of dollars in one of the world’s most expansive financial scandals.
Michael Bloomberg and the Case of the Homeless Republicans 20.9.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach, Florida. America’s homeless have lately been joined by a new group: wealthy, moderate Republicans whose home has been seized by Donald Trump after they were long made to feel unwelcome in their old neighborhood. Democrats, always sympathetic to the displaced, now face a choice about whether to take in this new population of the uprooted and forlorn. No one better embodies the homeless Republicans than Michael Bloomberg, who has  recently been reported  as mulling a race for president as a Democrat. According to Forbes, Bloomberg is the tenth richest person in the world, with a net worth of $53 billion, and he is spending $80 million of it to support Democratic candidates for the House this year. Democrats are certainly glad to have that financial support. They are also glad to have the support of the reclusive hedge fund manager Seth Klarman (net worth, $1.5 billion), ...
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Homeless Temple football recruit who lost high school eligibility is back on team 20.9.2018 News
Jamal Speaks, a D.C.-area high school player, has been sleeping on friends' couches while playing for Ballou High School.
Former Malaysian Leader Najib Arrested, Faces New Charges in 1MDB Scandal 19.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested in connection with the 1MDB financial scandal over his alleged receipt of more than $600 million into his personal bank account.
'Up in the air': If displaced by storm, where to call home? 19.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Hurricane Florence's catastrophic crawl across the Carolinas will soon face a long, hard recovery. Among the first tasks: finding temporary housing for thousands whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged.
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Philadelphia's Kensington 'under siege' as opioid-linked homelessness soars 19.9.2018 News
The latest number - 703, up from 271 a year ago - shows that despite nearly two years of outreach efforts in Kensington, homelessness linked to the opioid crisis has reached a level unlike anything the city has seen.
Native American leaders look for solutions to homeless encampment 18.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
More than 300 people are estimated to be living in tents near Hiawatha and Franklin avenues in Minneapolis. The Wall of Forgotten Natives, as some are calling it, is the largest homeless encampment in recent Minnesota history.
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Man seen shaving on train in viral video says don't judge 18.9.2018 News
NEW YORK (AP) - A man who was mocked online after he was recorded shaving at his seat on a commuter train headed out of New York City said he was just trying to clean up after days spent in a homeless shelter.
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Gov. Wolf, waive the fee for birth certificates so state IDs are easier to get | Ronnie Polaneczky 17.9.2018 News
Without a state-issued ID, an already tough life gets much tougher for poor people whose safety nets tattered a long time ago.
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Minneapolis mayor says plans are progressing to address homeless encampment 17.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says a previously stated goal of clearing a growing homeless encampment in the city by the end of September may have to be pushed back.
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Manafort Airs Details of Ukraine Lobbying 15.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, acknowledged new details about his work for a former Ukrainian president as he pleaded guilty to criminal charges arising from the Mueller investigation.
Who helps those who don't go viral like Johnny Bobbitt? | Opinion 15.9.2018 News
The sad truth is that to get out of poverty in the age of GoFundMe, you need a lot of luck.
Need your birth certificate? Be prepared to wait. 14.9.2018 News
"It's basically set up (in such a way that) people who are lacking resources have an exponentially longer wait time," said Anna Brickman, director of the legal center at Face to Face Germantown. "These are arguably the people who need the document the most."
Signs of the homeless go on display for art and research 14.9.2018 News
It took Willie Baronet one week to purchase 89 cardboard signs from homeless people and panhandlers on the streets of Philadelphia. At $10 to $20 a piece and with an optional reimbursement of a new square of cardboard and a Sharpie, almost all were happy to do business with him.
Bezos Pledges $2 Billion for Charity 13.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business’s Jeff Bezos and his wife are committing $2 billion to fund a new charitable organization dedicated to helping the homeless and educating preschoolers.
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Minneapolis homeless encampment raising health and safety concerns 13.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minneapolis City Council's Housing Policy and Development Committee is directing staff to come up with a plan for emergency temporary housing for a growing number of homeless people camped out near East Franklin and Hiawatha avenues.
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Margate: We're not trying to evict Lucy the Elephant 13.9.2018 News
Is Lucy the Elephant moving out of Margate? Being sent down the road to Atlantic City?
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