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Elizabeth Warren campaigns for a 2nd day in Minnesota

Aug. 20, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is campaigning for a second day in Minnesota, the home turf of fellow candidate Amy Klobuchar and a state that President Donald Trump hopes to flip into the GOP column next year. Warren will visit Better Futures Minnesota on Tuesday. The...

Former foster care youths targeted in college campus plan

Aug. 19, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — A banker who leads a nonprofit wants to transform an old college campus in eastern Nebraska into a place where former foster care youths could live and learn trades. The former Dana College campus in Blair would become a holistic site where foster youths who have aged out of state...

Health officials warn of spike in hepatitis A cases in Vegas

Aug. 18, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials in Las Vegas are using the word "outbreak" to describe a sharp spike in hepatitis A cases reported mostly among homeless people and drug users. The Southern Nevada Health District reported Wednesday that from November to June it tallied 83 cases of the virus that causes...

Sacramento files lawsuit to ban 7 men from business district

Aug. 18, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The city of Sacramento has filed an unusual lawsuit to ban seven men considered to be a "public nuisance" from a popular business corridor. The lawsuit alleges the men are "drug users, trespassers, thieves ... and violent criminals" who have illegal weapons and ammunition and have...

Homeless shelter for women finally opens doors

Aug. 18, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

ROME, Ga. (AP) — With a head full of soft dark curls that matched her soft voice, the shy 22-year-old woman known only as "Lex" already had picked out a single bed for herself in the back corner of one of the renovated rooms in the new homeless shelter for women and children Tuesday (Aug. 6) afternoon....

Apartment building for homeless planned in Des Moines

Aug. 17, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A homeless shelter in downtown Des Moines is building a 24-unit, $4.3 million apartment building made out of shipping containers for the chronically homeless. The Des Moines Register reports that Central Iowa Shelter and Services was recently awarded $2.7 million from the National...

Barbers give free haircuts to Racine's poor

Aug. 17, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Chris Sidebottom was starting his new job last month. He was about to board a bus to Milwaukee to go to work, but stopped to get a haircut first. Sidebottom stopped in at the Hospitality Center on a Monday morning, the Downtown services hub that helped him stay on his feet when he...

WV school boss: I didn't mean to downplay homeless students

Aug. 16, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The head of West Virginia's school system says he didn't mean to downplay the seriousness of the rising number of homeless students in the state at an education board meeting earlier this week. Superintendent of Schools Steven Paine issued a statement Friday saying he "in no way...

WV school boss: I didn't mean to downplay homeless students

Aug. 16, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The head of West Virginia's school system says he didn't mean to downplay the seriousness of the rising number of homeless students in the state at an education board meeting earlier this week. Superintendent of Schools Steven Paine issued a statement Friday saying he "in no way...

Editorials from around New England

Aug. 16, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

CONNECTICUT Conn. already eclipsed on shared solar New Haven Register Aug. 16 The movement of light is the fixed definition for speed. The movement of Connecticut is pretty much the opposite. In recent years, about the only way Connecticut lands before New York and Massachusetts is alphabetically. There may be no...