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FILE--In this March 7, 2017, file photo, tiny living pods for the Kenton Neighborhood Tiny Home Pilot houses are viewed in Portland, Ore. The affordable housing crisis in Portland and the accompanying homeless problem has gotten so bad that local officials are thinking outside the box with similar plans to build "tiny houses" for homeless families and place them in the backyards of willing residents. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, File)
March 17, 2017 - 8:38 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Faced with an intractable homeless problem, officials in Portland are thinking inside the box. A handful of homeless families will soon move into tiny, government-constructed modular units in the backyards of willing homeowners. Under the pilot program taking effect this...
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March 12, 2017 - 11:55 pm
HOVERBOARD FIRE Flags ordered at half-staff for firefighter HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered flags in the commonwealth to be flown at half-staff to honor a central Pennsylvania fire official who died after he was injured in a crash while responding to a fatal fire. Lt...
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People hold a candlelight vigil outside the National Palace in remembrance of the girls who died in a fire at the Virgin of the Assumption Safe Home in Guatemala City, Thursday, March 9, 2017. A blaze, that killed at least 35 girls at a shelter for troubled youths, erupted when some of them set fire to mattresses to protest rapes and other mistreatment at the badly overcrowded institution, the parent of one victim said Thursday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
March 10, 2017 - 3:05 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's president called for a restructuring of his country's youth shelter system following a fire that killed at least 36 girls at an overcrowded government facility for children, sending a nation into shock and anger. The death toll mounted slowly Friday as girls...
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People hold a candlelight vigil outside the National Palace in remembrance of the girls who died in a fire at the Virgin of the Assumption Safe Home in Guatemala City, Thursday, March 9, 2017. A blaze, that killed at least 35 girls at a shelter for troubled youths, erupted when some of them set fire to mattresses to protest rapes and other mistreatment at the badly overcrowded institution, the parent of one victim said Thursday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
March 10, 2017 - 8:37 am
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's president called for a restructuring of his country's youth shelter system following a fire that killed at least 36 girls at an overcrowded government facility for children, while grieving families began receiving the bodies of their loved ones. The shelter outside...
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