Hurricane Michael
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More than walls and a roof

Compassion | A tiny house community works to provide long-term stability for the homeless
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 12/19/18, 03:26 pm

AUSTIN, Texas—Alan Graham started the Community First! Village in Austin, Texas, three years ago as a Christian alternative to the Housing First model. Housing First, a strategy widely used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, provides housing to the homeless before addressing problems like drug addiction or mental illness. Research suggests the rapid rehousing strategy does not lead to long-term housing security, but that hasn’t stopped the federal government from spending hundreds of millions of dollars on it.

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Another storm still rages in Florida

Politics | The contentious gubernatorial race is a microcosm of U.S. politics
by Anne K. Walters
Posted 10/25/18, 04:31 pm

Florida’s gubernatorial candidates have faced a slew of political storms along with a literal hurricane in their closely watched contest to lead the nation’s third largest state.

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Florida hopes to restore power to Panhandle by early November

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/24/18, 10:51 am

Many homes and businesses in the Florida Panhandle remain too damaged to receive utility service, but those that can should have power back by the first of November, Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday. That’s roughly a month after Hurricane Michael roared across the Southeast, devastating parts of Florida, Georgia, and Alabama and causing widespread damage in the Carolinas and Virginia. A governor’s office news release said fewer than 47,700 accounts remained without power in Florida, down from more than 400,000 immediately after the hurricane.

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