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Tennessee city faces pushback over park bench blocks

Sep. 23, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — A park bench addition designed to prevent people from sleeping in public spaces has received pushback from some Tennessee residents. News outlets report that officials in Kingsport, Tennessee, have added wooden blocks through the middle of park benches intended to keep people from...

Nonprofit hosts outreach weekend to help homeless veterans

Sep. 21, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island nonprofit is hosting its 27th annual outreach weekend to provide services to homeless veterans and veterans at risk of becoming homeless. Operation Stand Down Rhode Island has set up a military-style encampment at Diamond Hill State Park in Cumberland. Veterans can...

New $30M supportive housing complex completed in the Bronx

Sep. 21, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State officials are hailing the completion of a new $30 million supportive housing complex in the Bronx. The facility, in the Bedford Park neighborhood, includes 82 apartments for low-income families at risk of homelessness as well as adults with disabilities. Known as Webster Green,...

The Latest: Activist charged in overdose appears in court

Sep. 19, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a federal charge against political activist Ed Buck in a drug death at his Los Angeles-area home (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Ed Buck appeared in federal court after being charged in connection with a deadly drug overdose at his Los Angeles area home, but the political...

Trump threatens EPA action against San Francisco

Sep. 19, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened to unleash the Environmental Protection Agency on San Francisco Wednesday after a California visit during which he blamed the homelessness crisis on "liberal" policies. Trump accused the city of allowing a tremendous amount of waste, including needles,...

No truce: Trump keeps up feud with California during visit

Sep. 18, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump remains on a war footing. With California. Trump's primary mission during his two-day visit to the state was to raise millions from wealthy Republicans. But he also made a point of deriding the state's handling of its homeless crisis, and on Wednesday, he issued a...

The Latest: Trump accuses SF of environmental violations

Sep. 18, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump in California (all times local): 10:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says the Environmental Protection Agency will be "putting out a notice" of violations in San Francisco related to its homeless population. Trump told reporters Wednesday aboard Air Force...

Little Rock extends homeless program that pays minimum wage

Sep. 18, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Little Rock City Board is extending a program that pays minimum wage to homeless people who pick up litter. KATV reports that the board's unanimous vote Tuesday approved an ordinance for $160,000 to fund the Bridge to Work program for one more year to determine its...

California Editorial Rdp

Sep. 18, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

Sept. 17 The San Diego Union-Tribune on California homelessness: Given the way President Donald Trump sometimes mocks California; many residents might be inclined to take his recent comments about wanting to help the state with its homelessness problems with a grain of salt. The White House budget actually sought...

Trump says he will do 'something' about homelessness

Sep. 18, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump began a California visit on Tuesday, saying he will do "something" about homelessness but offering no specifics beyond the mention of creating a task force. "We can't let Los Angeles, San Francisco and numerous other cities destroy themselves by allowing what's...