Homelessness

April 17, 2017 - 10:44 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Salvation Army's homeless shelter in North Carolina's largest city is asking congregations to consider taking in some of the single women who have nowhere to stay. The Charlotte Observer reports ( http://bit.ly/2oP1r8v ) the Center of Hope takes in about 400 women and...
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Seth Stokes
April 07, 2017 - 9:28 am
In Simpsonville, SC, the spirit of giving appears to be alive and well; at least for one restaurant. Zamorah’s, a meat and three restaurant, has a sign in it’s front window that states “If you are homeless come on in and eat a hot meal on us”. I asked the manager, Gloria, how this came about. “We...
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In this Tuesday morning, April 5, 2017 photo, from left, Therese Howard, Randy Russell and Jerry Burton speak to reporters before heading into a courtroom in Denver, to stand trial for allegedly violating the city's camping ban. The three defendants are trying to turn the tables on the city by drawing attention to what they think is an immoral law that makes it dangerous for homeless people trying to survive on the street. (AP Photo/Colleen Slevin)
April 05, 2017 - 8:22 pm
DENVER (AP) — Three advocates for the homeless were convicted Wednesday of violating Denver's camping ban, one of many that have been enacted in rapidly gentrifying cities across the country. Jurors deliberated for about three hours before convicting Randy Russell, Jerry Burton and Terese Howard,...
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In this Tuesday morning, April 5, 2017 photo, from left, Therese Howard, Randy Russell and Jerry Burton speak to reporters before heading into a courtroom in Denver, to stand trial for allegedly violating the city's camping ban. The three defendants are trying to turn the tables on the city by drawing attention to what they think is an immoral law that makes it dangerous for homeless people trying to survive on the street. (AP Photo/Colleen Slevin)
April 05, 2017 - 6:04 pm
DENVER (AP) — Three advocates for Denver's homeless population who tried to camp outside city hall last year were being tried in court Wednesday for violating a city law they consider immoral. They could face up to a year in jail if convicted. Randy Russell, Jerry Burton and Terese Howard set up...
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In this handout photo released by the Colombian National Army, soldiers rescue a child in Mocoa, Colombia, Saturday, April 1, 2017, after an avalanche of water from an overflowing river swept through the city as people slept. The incident triggered by intense rains left at least 100 people dead in Mocoa, located near Colombia's border with Ecuador. (Colombian Army Photo via AP)
April 02, 2017 - 9:44 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A grim search for the missing resumed at dawn Sunday in southern Colombia after surging rivers sent an avalanche of floodwaters, mud and debris through a small city, killing at least 200 people and leaving many more injured and homeless. People pried through piles of rocks...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 27, 2017 file photo, firefighters battle an early morning apartment fire in Oakland, Calif. Oakland officials say that a burning candle started a deadly building fire that killed four people. The announcement Thursday, March 30, 2017, rules out arson as the cause of a Monday blaze that also displaced dozens of residents in a building for recovering addicts and people who had been homeless. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 31, 2017 - 2:30 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A burning candle started a building fire that killed four people and displaced dozens more in Oakland, city officials said. The disclosure ruled out arson as the cause of the Monday blaze in the three-story building for recovering addicts and people who had been homeless. Erica...
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March 30, 2017 - 10:12 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland officials say a burning candle started a building fire that killed four people. Thursday's announcement rules out arson as the cause of the Monday blaze that also displaced dozens of residents in the building for recovering addicts and people who had been homeless...
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March 28, 2017 - 6:51 am
TRUMP-CLIMATE PLAN UPDATE: Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will begin undoing former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming. Today Trump is expected to sign an executive order to suspend, rescind or flag for...
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March 28, 2017 - 5:15 am
TRUMP-CLIMATE PLAN Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected Tuesday to sign an executive order to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of...
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March 28, 2017 - 3:45 am
TRUMP-CLIMATE PLAN Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected Tuesday to sign an executive order to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of...
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