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A rooftop patio outdoor space is shown at Mary's Place, a family homeless shelter located inside an Amazon corporate building on the tech giant's Seattle campus, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The shelter marks a major civic contribution bestowed by Amazon to the hometown it has rapidly transformed. But the facility also serves as a stark display of haves-and-have-nots, given that some blame Amazon's explosive growth over the past decade for making living in Seattle too costly for a growing number of people. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Amazon's homeless shelter faces Seattle crisis, criticism

Jul. 10, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A homeless shelter built on Amazon’s perfectly manicured urban Seattle campus is a major civic contribution that pushes the company to face the crisis and criticism in the hometown it has rapidly transformed. Believed to be the first homeless shelter built inside a corporate office...

Emilyanne Wade, 12, left, looks on as Tricia Nora, a pediatric nurse practitioner, examines Sophia, Wade's baby doll, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in a medical clinic at Mary's Place, a family homeless shelter located inside an Amazon corporate building on the tech giant's Seattle campus. The facility is home to the Popsicle Place shelter program, an initiative to address the needs of homeless children with life-threatening health conditions. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Amazon homeless shelter boosts unique program for sick kids

Jul. 4, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — After becoming homeless, Connie Wade realized she'd be missing something critical to care for her daughter. She and 12-year-old Emilyanne couldn't camp in a car or on the streets because they need to plug in a machine that helps the girl breathe easier. Emilyanne has Down syndrome and her...

California's budget has billions in cuts to close deficit

Jun. 29, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $202.1 billion budget on Monday, reflecting an economy and tax revenues hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic. The budget contains billions of dollars in cuts to state worker salaries, the court system and public colleges and...

FILE - In this May 26, 2020, file photo, homeless residents stay at a bus stop at the corner of Lincoln and Colfax in downtown Denver. Homeless encampments that have sprung up across the city during the coronavirus pandemic will be cleaned up, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said Wednesday, June 24, 2020, calling them a public health threat. He didn't specify whether the city intended to remove the camps or intensify efforts to sanitize some of them. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Denver mayor vows tent cities cleanup, cites health threat

Jun. 24, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Homeless encampments that have sprung up across the city during the coronavirus pandemic will be cleaned up, Mayor Michael Hancock said Wednesday, calling them a public health threat. He didn’t specify whether the city intended to remove the camps or intensify efforts to sanitize some...

L.A. County agency offers $800M plan to help 15,000 homeless

Jun. 23, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An $800 million plan was unveiled Tuesday to house 15,000 homeless people in Los Angeles County who are considered most vulnerable to the coronavirus. The county’s Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority presented a three-year COVID-19 recovery plan to the county Board of...

Western Indiana agency selects location for homeless center

Jun. 20, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A social services agency in western Indiana has selected a location for a long-sought day center for homeless people. Reach Services said it has chosen a 4,500-square-foot building in Terre Haute that has housed a nursing home, a child care center and a juvenile detention center....

FILE - This May 21, 2020 file photo shows a homeless encampment at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Beaudry Avenue along the 110 Freeway during the coronavirus outbreak. in downtown Los Angeles. A judge has approved an agreement in which the city and county of Los Angeles will provide housing for almost 7,000 homeless people who live near freeways. Officials said Thursday, June 18, 2020 the city will provide 6,000 new beds within 10 months and another 700 beds over 18 months. Meanwhile the county will spend $300 million over five years to fund services for the people. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Judge OKs housing for 7,000 LA homeless living near freeways

Jun. 18, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has approved an agreement in which the city and county of Los Angeles will provide housing for almost 7,000 homeless people who live near freeways and those over 65 or vulnerable to COVID-19, officials said Thursday. The city will provide 6,000 new beds within 10 months...

FILE - In this May 21, 2020 file photo, a man is seen at a homeless encampment that sits under Interstate 110 near Ramirez Street during the coronavirus outbreak in downtown Los Angeles. The number of homeless people counted across Los Angeles County jumped 12.7% over the past year to more than 66,400, according to data released Friday, June 12, by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Authorities fear that figure will spike again once the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic is felt. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Homelessness deepens in Los Angeles County, jumps 13%

Jun. 12, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of homeless people counted across Los Angeles County jumped 12.7% over the past year to more than 66,400 and authorities fear that figure will spike again once the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic is felt, officials said Friday. The majority of those experiencing...

Dozens of homeless people evicted from Minneapolis hotel

Jun. 10, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More than 200 homeless people have been evicted from a Minneapolis hotel that had become a refuge during protests against the death of George Floyd who died after a police officer kept his knee on his neck while he was handcuffed on the ground. Volunteers at the Sheraton Minneapolis...

Gov. Raimondo extends state of emergency for another month

Jun. 5, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo on Friday extended Rhode Island’s state of emergency and several other of her coronavirus-related executive orders for an additional month to prevent a resurgence of the disease. The state of emergency, that originally took effect on March 9, was extended...