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Portland, Oregon, approves $27M for new homeless camps

Nov. 30, 2022 15:22 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City Council members in Portland, Oregon, have voted to allocate $27 million of the city's budget to build a network of designated camping areas for homeless people, approving a fiercely disputed budget measure as the city tries to address its homelessness crisis. ...

Georgia hospital asks county to spend taxes on indigent care

Nov. 25, 2022 14:58 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Macon hospital authority wants its local government to start sharing local property tax collections to help pay for indigent care. The Macon-Bibb County Hospital Authority discussed its plans earlier this month, The Telegraph of Macon reports. The...

Remote desert camps house World Cup fans on a budget

Nov. 23, 2022 14:18 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — For scores of foreign soccer fans, the road to the World Cup in Doha starts every morning at a barren campsite in the middle of the desert. Visitors who found hotels in central Doha booked up or far beyond their budget have settled for the faraway, dust-blown...

Homeless vote in Portland, Oregon, delayed in angry meeting

Nov. 18, 2022 17:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City Council members in Portland, Oregon, pushed back a vote on a disputed budget measure that would finance the construction of designated camping areas for homeless people after residents expressed strong opposition during public testimony. Mayor Ted Wheeler...

Library caught in flap over LGBTQ material loses millage

Nov. 09, 2022 21:18 PM EST

JAMESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An embattled western Michigan library targeted by residents opposed to LGBTQ materials on its shelves has lost most of its funding with the latest failure of the renewal of a property tax millage. The Patmos Library in Jamestown Township outside...