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Some of Bozeman's homeless find safe summer shelter at pond

Sep. 26, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — It’s a sunny, cool Tuesday evening in September. A breeze gently ripples Bozeman Pond as three ducks splash in and out of the water. Sunlight dapples about a dozen tents nestled on the northeast side of the pond, where about a dozen people who are unable to find...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 24, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 19, 2021. Editorial: In Guilford, making white people afraid and bashing ‘critical race theory’ proves a winning political strategy School board primaries rarely get much attention, but this year’s Republican Board...

US court order to house LA Skid Row homeless overturned

Sep. 23, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge’s sweeping order requiring the city and county of Los Angeles to quickly shelter all homeless people living on downtown’s Skid Row was overturned Thursday by an appeals court that called it an abuse of judicial discretion. The 9th...

Montpelier decriminalizes homeless camping on city property

Sep. 23, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The city council in Montpelier has unanimously approved allowing emergency camping on city public property for the homeless because of a lack of affordable housing and shelter beds. The city council on Wednesday voted to decriminalize such...

California recall could boost Newsom's clout for 2022

Sep. 16, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The recall election that once threatened to derail California Gov. Gavin Newsom's political future has instead given it new life, offering a rare midterm vote of confidence that could fuel an ambitious legislative agenda featuring new coronavirus vaccine mandates,...

Portland approves new homeless shelter to house hundreds

Sep. 15, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The city of Portland has approved a new homeless shelter that will house hundreds and provide job assistance, an on-site health clinic and housing and other services. Supporters said the Riverside Street shelter is an urgent need for Mainers...

Advocates for homeless demand more action from lawmakers

Sep. 09, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

Providence, R.I. (AP) — Advocates for homeless Rhode Islanders are urging state leaders to do more to address a big increase in the problem since the pandemic began. Members of the Rhode Island Homeless Advocacy Project set up dozens of tents on the grounds of the...

Dane County officials considering plan to shelter homeless

Aug. 30, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Buying a hotel to house homeless people, building another tiny house village, making camping easier, searching for car camping sites — all are part of a major Dane County proposal that would put at least $7 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding toward housing...

Audit: California agency bungled COVID-19 funds for homeless

Aug. 25, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California agency didn't properly distribute federal relief funds meant to help homeless residents during the coronavirus pandemic, and the mismanagement was so prolonged that local organizations may lose the money because of missed deadlines, auditors said...

GOP's Faulconer still trying to make mark as recall nears

Aug. 13, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has for years been a candidate-in-waiting, viewed by many California Republicans as someone moderate enough to win back the governor's office in the heavily Democratic state. That theory is being put to...