FROM Rebecca Isaacs
Lost Jobs, Foreclosures and Homelessness for SoCal Families Last year, the official count of homeless people in Los Angeles County was more than 70,000. This year's count has not yet been reported, but the call for homeless services is on the rise at the same time that available resources are on the decline. Lost jobs and foreclosures are driving entire families from homes to apartments to motels. For the chronically homeless, it's even worse.
Housing the Homeless on Skid Row Los Angeles County is considering a program to place some of the most vulnerable of the homeless on Skid Row into permanent housing. With an estimated 70,000 people living in the streets, how should the county choose who gets the most services, and will this program really help alleviate the suffering?
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The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?