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Funding Scarce For Training New Hires

President Barack Obama

June 24, 2011 Funding Scarce For Training New Hires John W. Schoen, msnbc.com There’s widespread consensus that millions of jobs go unfilled in the U.S. because employers can’t find skilled workers. But there’s less agreement on where the money will come from to train those jobless workers. Nobody, it seems, wants to pick up the tab. […]

A “Source” Says Rick Perry Is Running

TX Governor Rick Perry

June 24, 2011 A “Source” Says Rick Perry Is Running Robin M., Care2 News So, are we really going to see a Rick Perry presidential run?  Yes, if the Daily Beast and the Wall Street Journal are to be believed.  According to the Daily Beast, who cites the Wall Street Journal, an “an informed Republican source” […]

Water For The Homeless

Water For The Homeless

June 10, 2011 Water For The Homeless Bill Stamps, kuhf news With temperatures hovering around 100, one local group is reaching out to the homeless with water. Bill Stamps has more. The homeless can walk into a Houston shelter any time and get food, water and even a place to sleep. But when they’re out […]

Homeless Man Full of Hope

Homeless Man Full of Hope

June 17, 2011 Homeless Man Full of Hope Bill Stamps, kuhf news If you ran into Quinton Smith during one of the Star of Hope Chapel services, you’d probably think he was a minister. At 33-years old, Smith is younger than most of the other homeless men and doesn’t have the rough scars that come […]

Street Papers and Relationships

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March 3, 2011 Street Papers and Relationships Debra Bendis, Christian Century I’m a big fan of street newspapers, and in particular of StreetWise in Chicago, one of 100 such newspapers in over 38 countries. From the vendor’s point of view: A homeless person can acquire pride and success–and a few dollars. Being a vendor empowers someone who […]

Feeding Houston’s Homeless

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February 16, 2011 Peggy O’Hare, Houston Chronicle Houston recovery center finds dual benefit in feeding the homeless As soon as homeless people see the small sport utility vehicle, they start running — not away from the car, but toward it. They climb out of sleeping bags, leave their benches outside a soup kitchen, appear from behind abandoned buildings. […]

Gov. Perry to Chop 4 Texas Agencies

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January 8, 2011 Rick Perry wants to chop 4 Texas agencies Governor set to make State of the State in Austin Jay Root, Associated Press AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry will ask the Legislature on Tuesday to indefinitely suspend funding for four Texas agencies and consolidate the functions of dozens more as part of a sweeping budget plan […]

CO Adds Homeless to Hate-crime Law

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January 8, 2011 Lynn Bartels, Denver Post Staff Writer The homeless and the people who care for them successfully implored lawmakers today to add homelessness as a category to Colorado’s hate-crime laws. “Hunting season for the homeless is a year-round event,” said Vernon Lewis, a 38-year-old man who is homeless. The bill sponsor, Sen. Lucia […]

Killing of Missionary Rattles TX Border

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January 7, 2011 James C. McKinley, Jr., New York Times PHARR, Tex. — Mexico has always had a reputation here as a place where things can go wrong in a hurry. But the fatal shooting of a Texas missionary across the border late last month has reinforced the widely held belief in this region that […]

Helping the Homeless Stay Warm

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January 3, 2011 Bill Stamps, kuhf 88.7 fm Houston Public Radio The Star of Hope shelter for men has been full each night for months. But with temperatures at or below freezing, they’re expecting to be even more crowded. Community Relations Director Marilyn Fountain says no one is turned away who needs a place to stay. […]

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