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Southern California Salvation Army facility gutted by fire

Jul. 29, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — Damage from a huge fire at a Southern California Salvation Army facility was estimated at $3.5 million, authorities said. The fire was burning in a lot in the city of Perris when firefighters arrived Tuesday afternoon, and it soon spread to a large building and surrounding vegetation,...

Raimondo unveils expanded housing and infrastructure bonding

Jul. 27, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday announced increases to her proposed housing and infrastructure and recreational bond recommendations for the upcoming state budget as part of her plan to boost Rhode Island's post-pandemic economy. The Housing and Infrastructure Bond, which the new...

Governor announces grants to keep people fed during pandemic

Jul. 22, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The first round of grants to food producing and distribution organizations that will help ensure that families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic have access to nutritious, locally grown food were announced Wednesday by Gov. Charlie Baker. The nearly $3 million in initial grants are...

FILE - In this April 1, 2020 file photo, a closed sign is displayed outside a Salvation Army store and donation center in Glenview, Ill. Across the country, drug and alcohol recovery programs claiming to help the poor and the desperate are instead conscripting them into forms of indentured servitude, requiring them to work without pay or for pennies on the dollar, in exchange for their stay. For the first time, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has determined how widespread these programs have become. In 1990, in response to a complaint from a former participant, the Labor Department launched an investigation into the nation's largest chain of work-based rehabs, The Salvation Army, which operates about 100 programs across the country. At The Salvation Army's rehabs, participants were required to work full time processing donations for the organization's thrift stores, receiving a stipend of only $5 to $20 a week. The department found The Salvation

Review finds many who work during rehab aren't being paid

Jul. 7, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

Across the country, drug and alcohol recovery programs claiming to help the poor and the desperate are instead conscripting them into forms of indentured servitude, requiring them to work without pay or for pennies on the dollar, in exchange for their stay. Some work at rehab-run businesses, such as thrift...

McCaffrey, Thompson look to unite Charlotte through sports

Jun. 22, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey is partnering with linebacker Shaq Thompson in an effort to unite the Charlotte community through sports programs for underserved youth through the “22 Together” program. They say their goal is to use sports as a vehicle...