Poverty

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, a four-story mixed-use building is under construction adjacent to an older, single-family home in Seattle. A massive influx of new residents and an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing rents. On Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a ban on evictions during December, January and February. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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February 11, 2020 - 11:08 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Most residential evictions in pricey Seattle have been banned for the city's coldest and wettest months of December, January and February but city leaders decided against invoking the ban for November and March. The move aimed at helping low- and moderate-income tenants from being...
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Wreaths are laid at a statue of former President Nelson Mandela at the entrance to the Victor Verster prison in Paarl, South Africa, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Thirty years ago, Nelson Mandela was released from 27 years of imprisonment at Victor Verster prison by South Africa's apartheid regime and instantly galvanized the country, and the world, to dismantle the brutal system of racial oppression. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
February 11, 2020 - 9:47 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Thirty years ago, Nelson Mandela was released from 27 years of imprisonment by South Africa's apartheid regime and instantly galvanized the country, and the world, to dismantle the brutal system of racial oppression. Raising a clenched-fist salute and striding...
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File - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, Mohammed Nuru, director of San Francisco Public Works, is interviewed at the Tenderloin Pit Stop mobile bathrooms in San Francisco. A top San Francisco official in charge of cleaning up the city's notoriously filthy streets and a champion of adding more portable toilets has been arrested, jail records show. Nuru was taken into custody Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, along with Nick Bovis, the owner of Lefty O'Doul's, a longtime sports bar popular with tourists and locals that closed two years ago. Records say only that the men were arrested for felony safekeeping, which typically indicates federal charges. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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January 28, 2020 - 5:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A top San Francisco official tasked with keeping the streets clean was charged Tuesday with public corruption in schemes that include offering a bribe for space at San Francisco International Airport, providing inside information to a friend seeking permits to build homeless...
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Officers attend to one of several shooting victims, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Seattle, after a gunman opened fire in the heavily trafficked downtown area. (David Silver via AP)
January 23, 2020 - 8:50 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A shootout in downtown Seattle that left a woman dead and a 9-year-old boy injured was the third violent incident this week in a part of the city long known for rampant drug use and street unrest. Business groups implored officials to improve public safety. And while crime rates in...
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A tent city set up by the US army reserve stands in Guanica, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. A 6.4 magnitude quake that toppled or damaged hundreds of homes in southwestern Puerto Rico is raising concerns about where displaced families will live, while the island still struggles to rebuild from Hurricane Maria two years ago. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
January 19, 2020 - 3:57 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the heads of Puerto Rico’s housing and family departments Sunday in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency supplies dating from Hurricane Maria. The removal of Housing Secretary Fernando Gil and Department of...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, photo, Belith Ariza, a barista trainer at Starbucks, opens the doors to the community meeting space at a local Starbucks Community Store, in Phoenix. The Seattle-based company plans to open or remodel 85 stores by 2025 in rural and urban communities across the U.S. That will bring to 100 the total number of community stores Starbucks has opened since it announced the program in 2015. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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January 16, 2020 - 7:07 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Starbucks has a point to prove: There's more to the company than selling $4 lattes to rich people. The Seattle-based coffee giant that has cultivated a reputation for being socially responsible said Thursday it is expanding its effort to put more coffee shops — and create more jobs...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019 file photo Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore talks during a news conference at LAPD headquarters in Los Angeles. Moore said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at a news conference that in half of 2019's homeless homicide cases, the perpetrator was someone also believed to be experiencing homeless. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 15, 2020 - 3:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even as murders in Los Angeles have decreased in recent years, the number of homeless homicide victims has gone up, authorities said. Overall, homicides in the city dipped from 260 in 2018 to 253 in 2019, city officials announced Wednesday. Meanwhile, the number of homeless...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, a man lies in a tent with others camped nearby under and near an overpass in Seattle. Microsoft has pledged another $250 million to address homelessness and develop affordable housing in response to the Seattle region's widening affordability gap. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
January 15, 2020 - 3:08 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — One year after Microsoft announced it was committing $500 million toward affordable housing in the Seattle area, it's upping that by half. The additional $250 million will provide a line of credit to help the Washington State Finance Commission finance about 3,000 additional units of...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2019, file photo, Sharena Thomas, left, Carroll Fife, center, Dominique Walker, second from right, and Tolani KIng, right, stand outside a vacant home they took over on Magnolia Street in West Oakland, Calif. Homeless women ordered by a judge last week to leave a vacant house they occupied illegally in Oakland for two months have been evicted by sheriff's deputies. They removed two women and a male supporter Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, from the home before dawn in a case highlighting California's severe housing shortage and growing homeless population. (Kate Wolffe/KQED via AP, File)
January 14, 2020 - 5:31 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homeless women ordered by a California judge last week to leave a vacant house they illegally occupied in Oakland for two months were evicted before dawn Tuesday by sheriff's deputies in a case that highlighted the state's severe housing shortage and growing numbers of homeless...
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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, left, talks with Misty Cross, second from left, Tolani King, center, Sharena Thomas, second from right, and Dominique Walker, all from the group Moms 4 Housing, at a rally outside of City Hall in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Some California lawmakers said they support a group of homeless women who have been illegally living in a vacant three-bedroom house since November, partly to protest real estate speculators who drive up housing costs in the pricey San Francisco Bay Area. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 10, 2020 - 6:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homeless women who are illegally occupying a house in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area do not have the right to stay and must leave within five days, a judge ruled Friday. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Patrick McKinney previously issued a tentative ruling in favor of...
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