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Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jul. 29, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ July 28 The Post and Courier on affordable housing: It’s no surprise that a recent survey found widespread agreement that the Charleston region has a serious lack of affordable housing. Anyone who looked to buy or rent in recent years can tell you...

Ann Arbor to put tax on ballot to build affordable housing

Jul. 28, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ann Arbor voters will decide whether to raise millions of dollars through a new property tax to build or acquire housing for people with certain incomes. The 1-mill tax would cost $125 per year for a home with a $125,000 taxable value, MLive.com reported. It could raise $6.5...

FILE - Los Angeles police officers Emada Tingirides talks as her husband Capt. Phil Tingirides, looks on during a news conference in Los Angeles Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Los Angeles officials announced Monday, July 27, 2020, a major expansion of the city's signature community policing program that prioritizes building relationships between officers and residents in an effort to reduce crime amid a nationwide reckoning on racial injustice and police brutality. Recently promoted Deputy Chief Tingirides, will oversee the new bureau. (AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)

Los Angeles' community policing program to expand citywide

Jul. 27, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles officials announced Monday a major expansion of the city’s community policing program that prioritizes building relationships between officers and residents in an effort to reduce crime amid a nationwide reckoning on racial injustice and police brutality. Under the new...

Branson tries to find affordable housing for the homeless

Jul. 24, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — It was a windy day in early June, and Cecelia Dardnella McGrath had spent much of the morning crying. She woke that day to police ordering her to pack up her belongings and leave the wooded area where she’d camped for more than three months. It was private property, and the owner...

Deal: City to require affordable housing near Obama library

Jul. 22, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will require new developments near the planned Obama Presidential Center to include affordable housing and provide other neighborhood protections under an agreement reached between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and activists. The proposal was introduced Wednesday in the City Council. Calling...

FILE - In this July 15, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington after stepping off Marine One. Trump’s pledge to rollback an Obama-era effort to eliminate racial disparities in America’s suburbs is drawing harsh criticism from fair housing advocates, who call it a blatant attempt at racial politics and an appeal to white votes before the November election. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Fair housing groups slam Trump's suburban racial rhetoric

Jul. 18, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

Washington (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pledge to roll back an Obama-era regulation designed to eliminate racial disparities in the suburbs is drawing harsh criticism from fair housing advocates, who label it a blatant attempt to play racial politics and appeal to white voters in the final weeks...

In this photo provided by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, Diane Coleman speaks with homeless individuals outside of Interfaith Emergency Services where she works as the Center for Life manager Feb. 28, 2020, in Ocala, Fla. As the Center for Life manager, Coleman oversees the center's offering of free medical services and prescriptions for uninsured and low-income people. Homeless people have taken to the woods to avoid arrests in the city, which has cracked down on people sleeping in public spaces or on private property. (Richard Shaw/Howard Center for Investigative Journalism via AP)

Ocala homeless fined, jailed: nowhere to sleep legally

Jul. 11, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Diane Coleman drives past run-down motels, mom-and-pop cafes and car repair shops on the main drag of this north-central Florida city of about 60,000 people. At a stoplight, she pulls out her phone and searches through photos until she finds what she is looking for: a picture of a...

Boston extends public housing rent moratorium amid pandemic

Jul. 10, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Housing Authority is extending its moratorium on nonessential evictions through the end of the year to give thousands of lower income residents relief during the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Marty Walsh said Friday. The Democrat said the moratorium, which was originally put in place...

Seattle urged to see a 'world without law enforcement'

Jul. 9, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Representatives from a new coalition urged the Seattle City Council to immediately begin redirecting millions of dollars in funding from the Police Department to community-based solutions, affordable housing and a new approach to public safety. “I really, truly do not believe change...

Coronavirus kills funding of 37 projects in Oregon

Jul. 8, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A steep drop in lottery funds due to the COVID-19 crisis has killed the sale of $273 million in state bonds to pay for major projects in Oregon, the Bulletin newspaper of Bend reported Wednesday. The 37 projects authorized by the Legislature at the end of the 2019 session include water...