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San Jose coalition for affordable housing wins big

San Jose, which advertises itself as "the capital of Silicon Valley," has one of the highest housing costs in the nation, as well as - not coincidentally - one of the highest rates of homelessness.

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Walmart worker explains why she shut down Park Ave.

"One week, after I paid rent, I only had $6 leftover for groceries and bills; that is no way to live."

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Proposition 2: A bad idea for California

Prop 2 sets aside a percentage of the surplus billions in unexpected tax revenues, without restoring the $15 billion in brutal budget cuts beginning in 2008 .

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State of Florida itself at stake on November 4

Florida's governor, Rick Scott, has either stood by and let the degradation of the state occur or has actively contributed to it.

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Homeless youth need support now more than ever

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act,, which has provided funding for services to youth experiencing homelessness across the nation.

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Rights groups sue feds over immigrant families

"What we are seeing in Artesia is nothing less than a sham process that values expediency over justice".

 

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Labor journalist blames U.S. policy for child immigrant crisis

U.S. policies for decades forced kids and many of their parents to flee, because the U.S. made Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador dangerous places.

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U.S. policy driving the children north

The poverty and suffering of Guatemalans, and especially indigenous Guatemalans, is rooted in long term U.S. policy in the region.

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U.S. trade policy linked to crisis at the border

The mass migration of children from Central America has been at the center of a political firestorm over the past few weeks.

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Children fleeing violence and poverty

Displaced children as young as 13 are leaving their homes in Central America in greater numbers than ever before due to violence from wars involving the cartels, gang initiations and or extortion.

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