Poverty

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)
January 16, 2020 - 8:07 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 - 4:32 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 - 4:08 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 - 6:31 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 - 7:20 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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Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, center, is joined by City Councilmember Joe Buscaino, left, and Project Director Santiago Reyes while on a tour at A Bridge Home Project homeless shelter in Los Angeles on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
January 10, 2020 - 6:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg chased California votes on Friday in dueling events, looking to sway Democrats in the state that delivers the largest haul of delegates in the presidential contest. Appearing at a short-term housing complex for the homeless, Buttigieg promised a new...
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In this Dec. 5, 2019 photo, a view of the south side of the White House in Washington decorated for Christmas. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Friday finds only about 1 in 10 Americans expect a downturn in their own lives in 2020. But about 4 in 10 say the way things are going nationwide will get worse in the year ahead. 2020 is an election year, and that might have something to do with it: Most Democrats and Republicans alike say they're dissatisfied with the state of politics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 10, 2020 - 11:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — At home and in their own lives, Americans by and large have an upbeat view of the year to come. When it comes to how the country will fare in 2020, well, that's another matter. A new poll released Friday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 file photo, Boston Celtics' Enes Kanter plays against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in Boston. Former Oklahoma City Thunder player Enes Kanter plans to open a charter school in the city. Kanter, who now plays for the Boston Celtics, has told Oklahoma City Public Schools of his plan to open the Enes Kanter School for Exceptional Learning. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
January 09, 2020 - 5:25 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Oklahoma City Thunder player Enes Kanter plans to open a charter school in the metro area that focuses on serving low-income minority students and those from immigrant families with limited English-speaking abilities. Kanter, who currently plays for the Boston Celtics,...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2019 file photo, immigration activists rally outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, in Washington. Leaders of advocacy groups warned lawmakers on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, that the fight over a failed citizenship question, the digital divide and the wording of questions on Hispanic origin and race may lead to the undercounting of some communities during the 2020 Census. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 09, 2020 - 4:44 pm
Leaders of advocacy groups warned lawmakers on Thursday that the fight over a failed citizenship question, the digital divide and the wording of questions on Hispanic origin and race may lead to the undercounting of some communities during the 2020 Census. The leaders from ethnic advocacy groups...
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In this undated photo provided by Camden Coalition, its staff members discuss patient engagement. Results published in New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, show that after six months, readmission rates were the same for those in the program and others given usual care. Researchers say more effort must focus on homelessness and addiction, which complicate medical care. (Camden Coalition via AP)
January 08, 2020 - 9:16 pm
Researchers thought they had a way to keep hard-to-treat patients from constantly returning to the hospital and racking up big medical bills. Health workers visited homes, went along to doctor appointments, made sure medicines were available and tackled social problems including homelessness,...
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