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Stories In This Collection (5)

Reformed leaders of rival gangs in Lehigh Valley collaborate on a community need: Diapers

The Morning Call

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An anti-violence program served as the spark for a “diaper drive” that delivered more than 163,000 donated diapers to 1,100 families as the coronavirus shutdown took hold, a charity drive enabled by a gang truce – and run by gang members themselves. Members of the Latin Kings, Crips, and Bloods, ...

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Kentucky town hires social workers instead of more officers - and the results are surprising

WAVE-TV

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Alexandria, Kentucky's 17-officer police department avoided the expense of hiring more police officers by adding two social workers to assist police in responding to the types of calls that can often turn into repeat calls to 911. By working with people in domestic disturbances, mental health cri...

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What happened when the BC government started selling cannabis

Capital Daily

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Legalized marijuana sales in Canada were supposed to make the industry safe, stable, and prosperous. But the rollout of licenses for pre-existing private dispensaries has turned into a debacle for small businesses in British Columbia. Ignoring the advice given to Health Canada by dispensaries see...

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Nashville schoolroom helps single parents with students' online learning

WKRN-TV

Broadcast TV News / 3-5 Minutes

The Dream Center is providing a free schoolroom in Nashville for the children of single parents to stay on track for school. The nonprofit, which is run and staffed by volunteers, provides free meals to 32 students throughout the day, and helps them complete their daily lessons, all while followi...

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Cincinnati Tenants Are Building Equity With Each Rent Payment

Reasons to be Cheerful

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Dividend housing is an innovative initiative in Cincinnati giving renters the benefit of building equity without buying or selling real estate. Residents earn credits by maintaining the property, attending monthly tenant meetings, and paying their rent on time. In addition to equity, residents ar...

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