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An ever-growing burden

Compassion | Despite enormous spending on housing, homelessness rises in Los Angeles
by Charissa Koh
Posted 6/12/19, 04:25 pm

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) announced last week that between 2018 and 2019 the county’s homeless population increased by 12 percent and the city’s increased by 16 percent despite massive government efforts and spending.

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New Hampshire Senate overrides veto to abolish death penalty

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/30/19, 12:39 pm

The New Hampshire state Senate Thursday abolished the death penalty in the state, overriding the governor’s veto in a 16-8 vote, exactly the two-thirds needed. The 400-member state House of Representatives last week had just enough votes to override Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto.

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Opioid treatment behind bars

Compassion | Advocates push for medication therapy that has questionable success
by Charissa Koh
Posted 5/22/19, 03:59 pm

A grant from a private foundation will give jail inmates in 15 U.S. communities access to medication-assisted opioid therapy, an addiction treatment that gets mixed reviews from therapists and patients.

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