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Mobile van will offer showers to homeless in Sauk Rapids 20.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Some time ago, someone asked Nancy Dyson and Jason Jaques, of Sauk Rapids, where they could go to get a shower in the area. They had nothing to offer. So they solved the problem themselves.
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California Inc.: China accelerates plans for self-driving cars 20.5.2019 LA Times: Business

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Friday brought news that California gained 46,000 jobs last month, while the unemployment...

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When you find a stray dog, the best thing you can do for it is take it to a shelter 20.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

On April 2, Doobi, a homeless man’s little brown dog, took off from the tent they shared in a West Hollywood alley. As soon as her owner realized that she was gone, he grabbed his phone to post a blizzard of “Lost Dog” notices online.

Someone found the dog nearby, and up went a photo on the local...

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Lower pay and higher costs: The downside of Lyft's car rental program 20.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It was an advertisement for Lyft that convinced Chris Berry to leave his small town and head to Nashville.

He could make a comfortable living driving for the ride-hailing service, the Craigslist post read, and Lyft would even rent him a car that met the company’s specs.

So Berry, an Iraq war veteran...

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Using environmental laws to stop homeless shelters is counterproductive 19.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The latest figures show there are 8,000 homeless people in San Francisco, yet residents want to use the California Environmental Quality Act to halt the building of a homeless shelter in their city.

I work next to the Santa Ana River in Orange County, where about 700 homeless people...

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Bobby Joe Maxwell, suspected L.A. serial killer whose convictions were overturned, dies at 69 18.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Less than a year after prosecutors dropped all charges against him, a man once accused of killing 10 homeless people in a string of downtown murders has died.

Bobby Joe Maxwell, 69, died in a Los Angeles hospital late last month, said one of his longtime attorneys, Fred Alschuler.

He was buried...

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Green Line pulls back some overnight service as crime worries rise 17.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Beginning in August, trains will not run between 2 and 4 a.m. weekdays. They'll be instead replaced with buses that will stop near each Green Line station.
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in Jerusalem: ‘I support the embassy being here’ 17.5.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spent five days in Israel this week, chairing a visiting bipartisan delegation of American mayors.

Garcetti met with The Times in Jerusalem a few hours before returning to Los Angeles. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

The United States celebrated...
Force Trump Hotels to Take in Homeless Asylum Seekers, Says Florida Mayor 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"To bring hundreds of people here every week without providing the necessary resources to house and feed them is inhumane," Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen said.
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California puts off dealing with its housing crisis for another year 17.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Well, it looks like 2019 won’t be the state Legislature’s “Year of Housing” after all.

For months, it seemed like California lawmakers were warming to the idea of sweeping legislation to make it easier to build badly needed housing. The boldest proposal on the table, by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San...

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Essential California: Inside the demise of SB 50, the state’s most talked-about bill 17.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, May 17, and I’m writing from Los Angeles.

The machinations of state politics rarely burst beyond the Sacramento bubble, but Sen. Scott Wiener’s proposal to radically rethink California housing has dominated the conversation...

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Why homelessness makes it so easy to feed an addiction 17.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: There was a good line in Steve Lopez’s column about addiction and homelessness: “The absence of well-paying jobs and affordable rent can sabotage self-control and crush hope.”

A $20 bill will not buy housing. When someone is down and out, cigarettes, beer and maybe food for a pet...

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Boulder police officer who arrested black man filming now named in excessive force lawsuit 17.5.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Boulder police officer whose arrest of a black man filming an interaction between homeless people and officers is the subject of an independent review has now been named in an excessive force lawsuit by a woman who said the officer shoved her while she was filming an arrest in 2018.
Homeless population jumps by thousands across the San Francisco Bay Area 17.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California is spending millions of dollars to stem the tide of homelessness without much to show for it. The latest evidence of that arrived Thursday, when several Bay Area cities and counties reported that their latest tallies of homeless people revealed big increases.

San Francisco saw a 17%...

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Climate change could bring the bubonic plague back to Los Angeles 16.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The steamship caused the last global outbreak of bubonic plague. Climate change could cause the next one.

Longer, hotter weather patterns are extending the breeding season of rats and rodents, leading to a steep increase in their numbers in places like Los Angeles, New York and Houston. Over the...

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Minnesota's best beers right now, ranked by local brew experts 16.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It's patio season, and that means it's a perfect time to check in with Minnesota brewers and beer experts about what they're favorite drink is at the moment.
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Large majority of Minnesota homeless people have a mental illness 16.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new study from the Wilder Foundation indicates nearly two thirds of Minnesota's homeless population is living with a mental health condition, which can exacerbate their difficulty finding and keeping housing.
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Eric Trump's Profanity Laced Attacks on De Blasio Cheered By HUD Official 15.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“You know what else has GONE TO SH*T under the watch of the @NYCMayor?” HUD administrator Lynne Patton tweeted.
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A onetime addict on skid row has something to say about the homeless problem 15.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It was one of those digital town hall chats on social media, and the subject was one that impacts almost every neighborhood in Los Angeles — homelessness.

The conversation, by residents of Eagle Rock, Highland Park and southwest Pasadena, was fueled by a story my colleague Gale Holland wrote. She...

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In L.A. and the Bay Area, environmental law is used to block homeless shelters 15.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Earlier this spring, residents of a San Francisco waterfront neighborhood put up a plea on GoFundMe, seeking to raise $100,000 to file a lawsuit under one of California’s landmark environmental laws.

The fundraiser, which surpassed its goal, wasn’t intended to fight a toxic waste facility or industrial...

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