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A California town is paying its homeless to clean their encampment sites

A California town is paying its homeless to clean their encampment sites

A pilot project in a California town is paying homeless residents to tidy up their living areas, and it’s changing the culture of the city. The idea stemmed from a conversation with one of the city’s police sergeants, said Sarah Bontrager, the housing and public services manager for Elk Grove, a city of 174,000 people…MORE

Inside Cup Foods, where it seems George Floyd never left

Inside Cup Foods, where it seems George Floyd never left

Walking up to Cup Foods, you pass the outline of a body drawn on the street. It shows where George Floyd took his last breath. Approaching it now, it’s impossible not to see again the horrified huddle of people captured on police body camera screaming at officers to get off the neck of George Floyd.…MORE

Giants fan throws ceremonial first pitch 10 years after a near-fatal attack

Giants fan throws ceremonial first pitch 10 years after a near-fatal attack

Bryan Stow triumphantly held up a baseball before throwing the ceremonial first pitch at the San Francisco Giants’ home opener Friday. Assisted by a walker, the fan donned the Giants’ orange and black, the same colors he was wearing 10 years ago when he was beaten and nearly killed. In 2011, Stow attended an Opening…MORE

Wastewater from Piney Point has Tampa Bay on edge for possible red tide, algae bloom

Scientists are ramping up their efforts to track the nutrient-rich wastewater, contaminated by the Piney Point phosphogypsum stack, that’s being dumping into Florida’s Tampa Bay, as concern remains high that it could supercharge potential toxic algae blooms, including red tide. Ultimately, it will take weeks and months for the effects of the wastewater to be…MORE