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After statewide efforts, Hawaii sees homelessness rate decrease

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Despite its relatively small population and land area, Hawaii has one of the highest rates of per-capita homelessness in the United States. Homelessness affects about 505 out of every 100,000 people there. Continue reading

Baltimore program hopes to overcome violence with mindfulness

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Schools in Baltimore, Maryland are experimenting with meditation as a way to help students deal with stress and trauma. Continue reading

Community comes together to help homeless students and families

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In order to address the homelessness problem facing students, a school district in Kansas City, Kansas, with over 1,000 homeless students, partnered with Avenue of Life, a nonprofit organization that brings students out of homelessness by supporting the entire family. Continue reading

Will Americans living in poor rural areas vote?

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Some poorer residents of rural America say their voices are not being heard as part of the national political dialogue and the presidential election. Continue reading

U.S. not yet in post-racial society, Dallas pastor says

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Recent police-related events in the U.S. have many Americans seeking ways to improve racial tensions throughout the country. Continue reading

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