Poverty

Supporters of Seattle City Council District 3 incumbent candidate Kshama Sawant react as results come in, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Seattle. (Genna Martin/seattlepi.com via AP)
November 06, 2019 - 5:06 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon poured $1.5 million into an effort to overhaul Seattle's City Council this year. It didn't deliver. Though many votes remain to be counted, early returns suggest the online retail giant and other business interests will have fewer obvious allies on the Council than at any time...
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Supporters of Seattle City Council District 3 incumbent candidate Kshama Sawant react as results come in, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Seattle. (Genna Martin/seattlepi.com via AP)
November 06, 2019 - 5:00 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon poured $1.5 million an effort to overhaul Seattle's City Council this year. It didn't deliver. Though many votes remain to be counted, early returns suggest the online retail giant and other business interests will have fewer obvious allies on the nine-member Council than at...
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FILE - This Oct. 15, 2019, file photo shows a patron of The Salvation Army homeless shelter, right, checking his belongings at a shelter near downtown Las Vegas. Amid protests that they would criminalize being homeless, Las Vegas elected officials are poised to make it a misdemeanor for people to sleep or camp in public areas when beds are available at established shelters. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
November 06, 2019 - 4:50 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Facing protests about a "war on the poor," Las Vegas officials were considering a law Wednesday that would make it illegal to sleep on the streets when beds are available at established shelters. The measure makes Las Vegas the latest city in the U.S. West — from San Francisco and...
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In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, San Francisco Mayor London Breed smiles while speaking at the annual Women In Construction Expo in San Francisco. San Francisco's mayor faces easy re-election in Tuesday's election but a hefty list of problems to solve, including a homelessness crisis, drug epidemic and a housing shortfall. The former president of the Board of Supervisors narrowly won a special June 2018 election to fill the seat left vacant by the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
November 04, 2019 - 5:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a bruising fight last year to become San Francisco's mayor, London Breed faces token opposition on Tuesday's ballot as she struggles to find solutions to the city's homelessness crisis, drug epidemic and a housing shortfall that have put the politically liberal city in...
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November 03, 2019 - 11:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor faces an easy reelection Tuesday, but she also has a hefty list of problems to solve, including a homelessness crisis, drug epidemic and a housing shortfall. London Breed, the former president of the Board of Supervisors, narrowly won a special June 2018...
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Students say the Pledge of Allegiance on their first day back to class at Roswell B. Mason Elementary School on the South Side after a Chicago Teachers Union strike closed schools for 11 days, Friday morning, Nov. 1, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
November 01, 2019 - 8:01 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and more than 300,000 students affected by an 11-day strike returned to classrooms Friday amid a tentative agreement that ended the walkout and is expected to shape education in the nation's third-largest city for the next five years. The outcome came at a cost,...
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Students say the Pledge of Allegiance on their first day back to class at Roswell B. Mason Elementary School on the South Side after a Chicago Teachers Union strike closed schools for 11 days, Friday morning, Nov. 1, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
November 01, 2019 - 3:32 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and more than 300,000 students affected by an 11-day strike returned to classrooms Friday amid a tentative agreement that ended the walkout and is expected to shape education in the nation's third-largest city for the next five years. The outcome came at a cost,...
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Students say the Pledge of Allegiance on their first day back to class at Roswell B. Mason Elementary School on the South Side after a Chicago Teachers Union strike closed schools for 11 days, Friday morning, Nov. 1, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
November 01, 2019 - 2:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and more than 300,000 students affected by an 11-day strike returned to classrooms Friday and a tentative agreement that ended the walkout is expected to shape education in the nation's third largest city for the next five years. The outcome came at a cost, though...
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This photo provided by the ACLU show Janice Carter in South Carolina. South Carolina unconstitutionally suspends the drivers' licenses of people who haven't paid traffic tickets without first determining if they can afford to pay, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Plaintiff Janice Carter, a 42-year-old Air Force veteran, said the policy leaves her with two unaffordable choices. To get her license reinstated, she said Thursday, she has to come up with $1,100 to cover past fines plus $500 for a reinstatement fee. (Sean Rayford/ACLU via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 5:12 pm
South Carolina unconstitutionally suspends the drivers' licenses of people who haven't paid traffic tickets without first determining if they can afford to pay, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. The lawsuit backed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law...
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October 31, 2019 - 12:36 pm
South Carolina unconstitutionally suspends the drivers' licenses of people who haven't paid traffic tickets without first determining if they can afford to pay, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. The lawsuit backed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law...
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