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The poor should have a right to an attorney, and not just in criminal cases 23.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Los Angeles County Public Defender Ricardo Garcia graphically and dramatically explained what a vital change the Supreme Court’s 1963 Gideon decision made on the administration of justice in the United States. As was so ably illustrated, having a lawyer impacts justice for the indigent,...

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'We should brace ourselves:' Death toll tops 600 in Africa cyclone flooding 23.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

With the flooding easing in parts of cyclone-stricken Mozambique, fears rose Friday as the scope of the disaster continues to be revealed.

So far, more than 600 people have been killed in Mozambique and neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi in the disaster.

Eight days after Cyclone Idai struck southeast...

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A new study says it can predict homelessness. But L.A. County doesn’t want the data 21.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Hoping to lower the cost of mitigating homelessness by preventing people from becoming homeless in the first place, a Los Angeles research group says it has created a screening tool that can predict who is likely to become chronically homeless after losing a job or leaving the foster-care system.

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Essential California: USC selects new leader to guide it out of scandal 21.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, March 21, and here’s what’s happening across California:


Carol L. Folt, the recently departed chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be the next president of USC, a choice underscoring...

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Daily Digest: Tension rises at Capitol 21.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A round-up of some Minnesota political stories to get your Thursday started.
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California mayors push Newsom for more funding to address homelessness 21.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and mayors from 10 other large California cities lobbied Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, asking for hundreds of millions in additional funding to combat homelessness in their communities.

The request followed a successful effort last year from big-city mayors, including...

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Despite improving economy, state's homeless population jumps 10 percent since 2015 20.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
An increasingly tight labor market was not enough to prevent the growth of Minnesota's homeless population since 2015.
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‘The Aftermath’ explores compassion for the enemy in the wake of WWII 20.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In 1946, after World War II had finally come to a close, the German city of Hamburg was in ruins. Over 100,000 citizens had been killed during the air raids and, in the months following the war, millions of people were homeless and without food. The British government occupied Hamburg, its officers...

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L.A. promised more housing for homeless people — but some neighborhoods are way behind 20.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Housing for homeless people? In Chatsworth?

Jason Brackett isn’t holding his breath.

“It’s not gonna happen on this side of town,” Brackett said one afternoon this month, pausing from pulling shopping carts down a sidewalk. “They don’t want us here.”

Despite the pledge that Los Angeles City Council...

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Metro Transit boss: Crisis in customer service sparks improvements on buses and trains 20.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In response to rider complaints, Metro Transit's general manger said he's digging into the agency's rainy day fund to pay for needed improvements on the area's trains and buses.
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Sparks to be sponsored by coalition of veterans group, county and state mental health agencies 19.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The suicide rate is higher among female veterans than male veterans. So is the homeless rate.

It is easy for a sports team to honor veterans, to provide them with a free ticket and a standing ovation. It is more challenging to provide them with resources to impact their daily life, particularly...

Behind every good story is a teacher 18.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Tanitoluwa Adewumi and his family won't be homeless much longer now that the New York Times has publicized his achievement: At 8, he's just won his division in the New York State chess championship.
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Minneapolis townhomes will provide housing for families who have been homeless 17.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority's Minnehaha Townhomes in the East Nokomis neighborhood will serve 16 families who have been without homes.
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Irvine mayor claims win in special election for O.C. supervisor 16.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Irvine’s mayor has claimed victory in this week’s special election for a seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors, saying he’s “grateful and honored to have a chance to serve the people” of the 3rd District.

In results released Friday, Don Wagner emerged with more than 41% of the votes over...

Essential California: Miles from USC and the admissions scandal, these students sell food for college money 15.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, March 15, and here’s what’s happening across California:


What does the college admissions cheating scandal look like from the point of view of poor students trying to get into some of the same elite schools...

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Man found dead on Malibu beach had been shot 15.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A homeless man whose body was found Monday on a Malibu beach turned out to have been shot, the coroner’s office said Thursday.

Deputies responded to a report of a body found near the 25600 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu around Monday, authorities said.

The man was pronounced dead at the...

ACLU report provides damning review of Orange County temporary homeless shelters: ‘Jail is better’ 14.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A year-long investigation found three of Orange County’s emergency homeless shelters riddled with problems including reports of physical and sexual abuse, neglect of residents with disabilities and mental illnesses, and filthy conditions, according to a report released Thursday by the American...

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Mpls. mayor marks new partnership with Red Lake Nation on trip to reservation 14.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It's rare for city governments to partner directly with tribes, who typically work with the federal government. That's changing, at least between the city of Minneapolis and the Red Lake Nation. This week, the mayor of Minneapolis drove nearly five hours north to visit the Red Lake Tribal Council.
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What to do close to home for the weekend: Orchids, cherry blossoms and classic cars 13.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Foster a new or existing passion at one of next weekend’s festivals, be it orchids, chili or classic cars.

Los Angeles

Learn about housing issues and homelessness prevention on a Skid Row walking tour with the Inner City Law Center. The organization offers monthly tours to combat the stigma of...

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Oregon Man Wants to Shelter Homeless on Cruise Ship 13.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
But local authorities aren't convinced.
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