Homelessness

Diahnn "Shelly" Summers, right, embraces Lori Hogan, who is currently living in a tent in Summers' backyard months after Hurricane Michael hit in Youngstown, Fla, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. "This is the first time I've felt comfortable since the hurricane," said Hogan. "This is home for me and I love it." A small village has popped up in Summers' backyard outside Panama City: Where there once was an empty grassy space, tents now form a circle around a fir tree with Christmas lights. The tents are currently home for local residents who are still homeless months after Hurricane Michael screamed ashore with 155-mph winds, flattening, blowing away or rendering uninhabitable thousands of houses. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
March 04, 2019 - 9:23 am
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A small village of the forgotten has popped up in Diahnn "Shelly" Summers' backyard outside Panama City. Where there once was empty grass abutting woods, 10 tents now encircle a fir tree with Christmas lights. The tents shelter those still homeless more than four months...
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown holds up a signed rent control bill on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at the State Capitol in Salem, Ore. The state is now the first in the nation to impose mandatory rent control. Landlords would only be allowed to raise rent a limited amount once per year under the bill, and it is meant to address a housing crisis that has touched every corner of the state. (AP Photo/Sarah Zimmerman)
February 28, 2019 - 6:43 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed the nation's first statewide mandatory rent control measure on Thursday, giving a victory to housing advocates who say spiraling rent costs in the economically booming state have fueled widespread homelessness and housing insecurity. Brown, a...
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FILE - This April 22, 2017 file photo shows For Rent signs in front of a house in Salem, Ore. A committee of the Oregon House of Representatives debated a bill that would make Oregon the first state to impose mandatory rent controls statewide. The committee on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, rejected proposed amendments that would make certain parts of the state exempt from the bill. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
February 21, 2019 - 11:30 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, Oregon is poised to become the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a measure establishing tenant protections moving swiftly through the Legislature. Many residents have testified in favor of the legislation,...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his decision to withdraw most of the National Guard troops from the nation's southern border and changing their mission, during a Capitol news conference Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 12, 2019 - 8:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California Gov. Gavin Newsom's State of the State address (all times local): 5:50 p.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom's office says he is fully committed to building a high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles. That's despite his comments...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom walks up up the center aisle of the Assembly Chambers to deliver his first of the State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 12, 2019 - 4:53 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday he's abandoning a $77 billion plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco and will focus instead on completing a 119-mile (190-kilometer) segment in the state's agricultural heartland. Voters approved...
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Moorhead, MN area elementary school electronic sign shows to temperature Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Daytime temperatures in the Fargo-Moorhead area were near -20F as frigid weather grips the area. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy)
January 29, 2019 - 4:56 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Winter's sharpest bite in years moved past painful into life-threatening territory Tuesday, prompting officials throughout the Midwest to take extraordinary measures to protect the homeless and other vulnerable people from the bitter cold, including turning some city buses...
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In this Monday, Dec. 12, 2019 photo a Deutsche Bahn ICE high speed train is pictured in Munich, Germany. Less than three quarters of Deutsche Bahn’s long-distance trains arrived on time last year. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP, file)
January 17, 2019 - 5:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest rail company, under fire for its unpunctual service, is trying to mollify one disgruntled commuter by buying her "delay scarf." Deutsche Bahn, which on Thursday announced plans to hire 22,000 more staff, bought the hand-made scarf in an online auction for 7,550 euros...
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January 16, 2019 - 11:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft pledged $500 million to address homelessness and develop affordable housing in response to the Seattle region's widening affordability gap. Most of the money will be aimed at increasing housing options in the Puget Sound region for low- and middle-income workers at a time...
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Members of the police forces of the Republic of Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, during a parade marking the 27th anniversary of the Republic of Srpska, in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, celebrating a controversial holiday despite strong opposition from other ethnic groups in Bosnia who view it as discriminatory. The Jan. 9 holiday marks the date in 1992 when Bosnian Serbs declared the creation of their own state in Bosnia, igniting the country's devastating four-year war that killed over 100,000 people and left millions homeless. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
January 09, 2019 - 8:39 am
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — In a show of nationalist defiance, Bosnian Serbs celebrated a holiday on Wednesday that has been criticized as discriminatory by other ethnic groups in Bosnia. Waving Serb flags, several thousand people lined up in the main Serb city of Banja Luka to watch a...
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Filipinos cheer during a New Year countdown at the Eastwood Shopping Mall late Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Filipinos welcome the New Year with the loudest noise possible including setting off powerful firecrackers in one of Asia's most violent celebrations. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
January 01, 2019 - 6:04 am
Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition to 2019 as revelers around the globe bid farewell Monday to a year filled with challenges to many of the world's most basic institutions, including in the realms of politics, trade, alliances and...
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