Public Health Issues – U.S. Cities, States and Areas

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U.S. CITIES

U.S. STATES

U.S. AREAS

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General Information

Doo-Doo, the New Urban Crisis | RealtyHop – posted 2/8/19

https://www.realtyhop.com/blog/doo-doo-the-new-urban-crisis/#figure13

How States and Cities Reinforce Racial Segregation in America – posted 2/8/19

http://www.governing.com/topics/public-justice-safety/gov-segregation-main-feature.html

America Has a Sewage Problem – posted 3/20/19

http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-sewage-septic-tank-pollution-health.html

Chemical scare prompts demand for stricter PFAS standard – posted 3/22/19

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/21/pfas-families-school-federal-state-standard/3015338002/

NCRC-Research-Gentrification-FINAL3.pd – posted 3/23/19

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Aba91da0f-994c-47bc-b30f-71fb529b3c12

How Poor Americans Get Exploited by Their Landlords – Route Fifty – posted 3/23/19

https://www.routefifty.com/health-human-services/2019/03/how-poor-americans-get-exploited-their-landlords/155780/

How to Bring Back Struggling Cities – Route Fifty – posted 3/31/19

https://www.routefifty.com/management/2019/03/how-bring-back-struggling-cities/155946/

How to Revive Shrinking Metropolitan Cities | Manhattan Institute – posted 3/31/19

https://www.manhattan-institute.org/how-shrinking-metropolitan-cities-can-be-revived

The Growth of Salaries and Benefits in the Federal Government, State and Local Governments and Public Education, 19982017 – posted 4/23/19

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ae66f7d41-128a-4254-aaa6-8a8305cccc66

Study finds annual salary needed to afford a house in 50 largest U.S. cities – posted 4/24/19

https://www.kusi.com/study-finds-annual-salary-needed-to-afford-a-house-in-50-largest-u-s-cities/?fbclid=IwAR3MrbxXZ77VCNbfLTcyJZy2QJTv1kpbHGMgu0wJgMOBDS759yH5K0mTfG0

Homeless Camps Are Infectious Disease Time Bombs | American Council on Science and Health – posted 4/24/19

https://www.acsh.org/news/2017/09/13/homeless-camps-are-infectious-disease-time-bombs-11820

Health & Hygiene Confessions: America’s Filthiest Cities Revealed – posted 5/3/19

https://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/blog/health-hygiene-confessions-americas-filthiest-cities-revealed/

For Countless Americans, Living In Their Vehicles Has Become “The New Normal” | Zero Hedge – posted 6/12/19

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-12/countless-americans-living-their-vehicles-has-become-new-normal

 

U.S. CITIES

Albuguerque

Little League battling needle epidemic » Albuquerque Journal – posted 5/9/19

https://www.abqjournal.com/1313100/needles-deflate-atrisco-valley-little-league.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1557369802

 

Baltimore

Report shows investment in Baltimore African-American neighborhoods hasn’t overcome racist policies of past – Baltimore Sun – posted 2/8/19

https://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-urban-institute-report-20190206-story.html

“The Black Butterfly”: Racial Segregation and Investment Patterns in Baltimore – posted 2/15/19

https://apps.urban.org/features/baltimore-investment-flows/

JHU study: Dangerous commutes linked to student absenteeism | WBFF – posted 2/15/19

https://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/jhu-study-dangerous-commutes-linked-to-student-absenteeism

 

Berkeley 

Trash Piling Up On Berkeley’s Highway 80 Access Road – CBS San Francisco – posted 3/25/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/03/24/trash-piling-up-on-berkeley-highway-80-access-road/?utm_campaign=true_anthem&utm_content=5c98b4cc4b73850001591a47&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=social

 

Denver

Denver says feces, urine, litter prompted large homeless sweep around shelter | FOX31 Denver – posted 2/8/19

https://kdvr.com/2018/10/30/denver-says-feces-urine-litter-prompted-large-homeless-sweep-around-shelter/

Denver Public Works said feces, urine and rats prompted sidewalk cleanup at homeless camp | 9news.com – posted 2/8/19

https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/denver-public-works-said-feces-urine-and-rats-prompted-sidewalk-cleanup-at-homeless-camp/73-609321208

Denver spent more than $400,000 on private contractor to help with homeless sweeps | FOX31 Denver – posted 2/8/19

https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/denver-public-works-said-feces-urine-and-rats-prompted-sidewalk-cleanup-at-homeless-camp/73-609321208

Denver women team up to combat garbage buildup | FOX31 Denver – posted 2/8/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/01/20/denver-women-team-up-to-combat-garbage-buildup/

Under homeless deal, Denver will give notice before seizures | FOX31 Denver – posted 2/28/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/02/27/under-homeless-deal-denver-will-give-notice-before-seizures/

Marijuana ER visits climb in Denver hospital study – posted 3/26/19

https://apnews.com/a6b485be1d2f42bab3dfcb2947f546ce

Some Initiative 300 opponents say it would turn Denver city parks into campgrounds | FOX31 Denver – posted 3/31/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/03/29/some-initiative-300-opponents-say-it-would-turn-denver-city-parks-into-campgrounds/

Springtime ushers urban encampments into Denver metro | FOX31 Denver – posted 4/5/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/04/04/springtime-ushers-urban-encampments-into-denver-metro/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5ca6d419e6dfda0001dc5dc5&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

This City Might Give Homeless People the Right to Camp Anywhere – Route Fifty – posted 4/29/19

https://www.routefifty.com/management/2019/04/city-might-give-homeless-people-right-camp-anywhere/156599/

Denver approves tiny home village for homeless in Globeville neighborhood | FOX31 Denver – posted 4/30/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/04/30/denver-approves-tiny-home-village-for-homeless-in-globeville-neighborhood/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5cc83304ebf0d40001a07224&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Englewood homeless encampment grows; police express concern | FOX31 Denver – posted 5/1/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/04/30/englewood-homeless-encampment-grows-police-express-concern/

2 students pricked by used drug syringes at Denver elementary school | FOX31 Denver – posted 5/1/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/04/30/2-dps-students-pricked-by-needles-at-elementary-school/

Denver election: Initiative 300 projected to fail; would have ended camping ban | FOX31 Denver – posted 5/7/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/05/07/denver-election-initiative-300-projected-to-fail-would-have-ended-camping-ban/

 

Detroit

Detroit schools face tough choices with too many repairs, not enough money – posted 4/30/19

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2019/04/29/detroit-schools-face-tough-choices-too-many-repairs-not-enough-money/3232674002/

 

Erie /Erie County

Discrimination, irreversible injury cited in new McBride Viaduct filing – posted 2/8/19

https://www.goerie.com/news/20190207/discrimination-irreversible-injury-cited-in-new-mcbride-viaduct-filing

High lead levels found in water at Emerson-Gridley – News – GoErie.com – Erie, PA – posted 2/24/19

https://www.goerie.com/news/20190220/high-lead-levels-found-in-water-at-emerson-gridley

Handling Erie Graffiti-Then and Now – Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA – posted 3/11/19

https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/40081098/handling-erie-graffitithen-and-now?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_Erie_News_Now_-_Your_News_Team

Erie County Ranked 55th in Health Outcomes – Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA – posted 3/20/19

https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/40157910/erie-county-ranked-55th-in-health-outcomes?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_Erie_News_Now_-_Your_News_Team

How Healthy Is Erie County, Pennsylvania? | Healthiest Communities – posted 3/26/19

https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/pennsylvania/erie-county

Mice infestation forces Erie market to close – News – GoErie.com – Erie, PA – posted 4/5/19

https://www.goerie.com/news/20190404/mice-infestation-forces-erie-market-to-close

 

Flint, Michigan

What Will it Take to Save Flint, Michigan? | Cities | US News – posted 2/15/19

https://www.usnews.com/news/cities/articles/2019-02-12/what-will-it-take-to-save-flint-michigan?src=usn_fb

5 Years After Flint’s Crisis Began, Is The Water Safe?- posted 4/25/19

5 Years After Flint’s Crisis Began, Is The Water Safe? https://n.pr/2W5WV3p

From hero to pariah, Flint water expert fights for his reputation – posted 4/26/19

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/michigan/flint-water-crisis/2019/04/26/hero-pariah-flint-water-expert-mark-edwards-fights-for-his-reputation/3546987002/

Flint mayor diverted water-crisis money to political PAC, suit says – CNN – posted 5/21/19

https://www.cnn.com/2016/05/09/us/flint-mayor-water-crisis-lawsuit/index.html?no-st=1558479658

 

Los Angeles

LA’s Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood Ideals to the Test | Hollywood Reporter – posted 2/8/19

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/las-homeless-surge-puts-hollywoods-progressive-ideals-test-1174599

Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak Among Homeless in Downtown LA | NBC Southern California – posted 2/8/19

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Public-Health-Reports-Several-Cases-of-Typhus-495197621.html

Meet the Entertainment Workers Living in Their Cars Amid Housing Crisis | Hollywood Reporter – posted 2/8/19

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/meet-entertainment-workers-living-cars-housing-crisis-1169781

Typhus Epidemic Worsens in Los Angeles | NBC Southern California – posted 2/8/19

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/investigations/Typhus-Epidemic-Worsens-in-Los-Angeles-505166301.html

Flea-borne typhus in Los Angeles County: 107 cases since last year – Outbreak News Today – posted 2/8/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/flea-borne-typhus-los-angeles-county-107-cases-since-last-year-74326/

Rats and fleas have infested LA’s City Hall | Daily Mail Online –posted 2/9/19

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6680695/LA-City-Hall-considers-removing-rugs-rat-fleas.html?ito=social-facebook

Typhus Outbreak Strikes Los Angeles, but the City Is Not Alone: Public Health Watch – posted 2/24/19

https://www.contagionlive.com/news/typhus-outbreak-strikes-los-angeles-but-the-city-is-not-alone-public-health-watch

Long before City Hall rats, L.A. has struggled with the rise of typhus – Los Angeles Times – posted 2/24/19

https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-typhus-20190217-story.html

Invader mosquitoes expected to arrive early – and in droves – this year in Los Angeles and Orange counties – Press Enterprise – posted 3/25/19

https://www.pe.com/2019/03/22/invader-mosquitoes-expected-to-arrive-early-and-in-droves-this-year-in-los-angeles-and-orange-counties/?utm_content=fb-ThePressEnterprise&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=socialflow

Cher Says Los Angeles Should ‘Take Care of Its Own’ Before Accepting More Immigrants – posted 4/15/19

https://news.ntd.com/cher-says-los-angeles-should-take-care-of-its-own-before-accepting-more-immigrants_316600.html

Homeless Dying in Record Numbers on the Streets of Los Angeles | Healthiest Communities | US News – posted 4/24/19

https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2019-04-23/homeless-dying-in-record-numbers-on-the-streets-of-los-angeles?src=usn_fb

Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten complains about homeless crisis in LA neighborhood | Daily Mail Online – posted 4/27/19

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6966735/Sex-Pistols-Johnny-Rotten-complains-homeless-crisis-LA-neighborhood.html?ito=social-facebook

LA Homeless Encampment Cleanups: Are Millions of Tax Dollars Being Wasted? | NBC 7 San Diego – posted 5/15/19

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/investigations/national-investigations/Los-Angeles-Homeless-Encampments-Tent-City-Trash-Garbage-Waste-Cleanup-509849151.html?df

Unknown ‘infestation’ closes LAPD jail – Daily News – posted 5/15/19

https://www.dailynews.com/2019/05/15/unknown-infestation-closes-lapd-jail/

Unknown Infestation Prompts Closure of LAPD Pacific Station Jail Indefinitely | KNX 1070 – posted 5/15/19

https://knx1070.radio.com/articles/unknown-infestation-prompts-closure-lapd-pacific-station-jail-indefinitely

Rotting Trash Piles Sky-High in LA, Attracting Rats and Raising Concerns of a New Epidemic | NBC Southern California – posted 5/21/19

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/investigations/Rats-Fleas-Los-Angeles-Garbage-Trash-Piles-Health-Mayor-Eric-Garcetti-510171121.html

LAPD employee being treated for salmonella typhi, 1 other shows symptoms | abc7.com – Typhoid – posted 5/30/19

https://abc7.com/health/2-lapd-employees-being-treated-for-salmonella-typhi/5322562/

Dr. Drew says LA public health in ‘complete breakdown’: ‘No city on Earth tolerates this’ | Fox News – posted 5/31/19

https://www.foxnews.com/health/dr-drew-says-third-world-countries-would-be-insulted-to-be-compared-with-los-angeles

Pictures from downtown LA capture the problem it faces with trash as it tries and rodents | Daily Mail Online – posted 6/2/19

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7095533/Pictures-downtown-LA-capture-problem-faces-trash-tries-rodents.html

Rats and other vermin infest LAPD downtown station, sparking anger among officers – Los Angeles Times – posted 6/3/19

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-rat-infestations-lapd-typhus-20190530-story.html

Homelessness jumps 12 percent across Los Angeles County despite $619M in spending | Fox News – posted 6/4/19

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Tents housing homeless people lining a street in downtown Los Angeles last week. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
https://www.foxnews.com/us/homelessness-jumps-12-across-los-angeles-county

Lack Of Rent Control Blamed For LA Homeless Crisis | Patch – posted 6/11/19

https://patch.com/california/santamonica/s/gqsd8/lack-rent-control-blamed-la-homeless-crisis?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_term=community+corner&utm_campaign=autopost&utm_content=santamonica

Union: Los Angeles officer has typhoid fever, 5 others show symptoms – posted 6/13/19

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https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/9654806-181/union-los-angeles-officer-has

 

Louisville, Kentucky

Scenes from a downtown Louisville homeless camp that will be cleared out – podted 3/29/19

https://www.courier-journal.com/picture-gallery/news/2019/03/28/downtown-louisville-kentucky-homeless-camp-about-to-be-cleared-out-photo-gallery/329

Louisville city crews clear out downtown homeless camp with brooms and Bobcats – posted 4/3/19

https://www.courier-journal.com/picture-gallery/news/local/2019/04/01/louisville-kentucky-homeless-camps-downtown-jackson-jefferson-streets-camp-cleared-photo-gallery/3330840002/

Louisville mayor’s budget to cut 300 jobs, libraries, pools, much more – posted 4/25/19

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/metro-government/2019/04/25/louisville-mayor-budget-cut-300-jobs-libraries-pools/3563114002/

Louisville budget cuts: Fischer to slash public safety, LMPD spending – posted 4/25/19

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/metro-government/2019/04/25/louisville-budget-cuts-fischer-slash-public-safety-lmpd-spending/3563346002/

Louisville homeless camp at CSX site in Irish Hill cleared – posted 4/29/19

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2019/04/29/fourth-louisville-homeless-camp-demolished-people-scatter-shelter/3617739002/

 

New Orleans

New Orleans at ‘crossroads’ as newly homeless numbers rise – posted 4/28/19

https://apnews.com/f85bb3d93ecf4022a591ca734ea4f8c3

 

New York City

Homelessness in NYC:Elementary School – posteds 3/11/19

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A0337b6f3-b6ac-4851-8656-3e97cc15c19a

The real reasons why New Yorkers are fleeing the city – posted 4/26/19

https://nypost.com/2019/04/20/the-real-reasons-why-new-yorkers-are-fleeing-the-city/?utm_source=NYPFacebook&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&sr_share=facebook&utm_medium=SocialFlow

Mold, Rats and No Hot Water: Will Federal Oversight Improve Public Housing in New York? – posted 4/29/19

https://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/gov-new-york-city-public-housing-authority.html

 

Oakland

4 Oakland Churches to Offer Overnight Parking for Homeless Living in Cars – CBS San Francisco – posted 3/20/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/03/16/oakland-churches-offer-overnight-parking-homeless-living-cars/?utm_campaign=true_anthem&utm_content=5c8d47c94b73850001c4baa8&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=social

Oakland To Invest Millions In ‘Tuff Shed’ Program To Help House Homeless – CBS San Francisco – posted 4/10/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/04/04/oakland-to-invest-millions-in-tuff-shed-program-to-help-house-homeless/?utm_campaign=true_anthem&utm_content=5ca8a30900e48b00017e32f9&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=social

 

Philadelphia

A decades-long gang war in South Philly is consuming a generation of kids | Mike Newall – posted 3/20/19

https://www.philly.com/opinion/south-philadelphia-gang-violence-arrests-grays-ferry-gun-task-force-shapiro-20190308.html?utm_source=facebook.com&cid=Philly.com+Facebook&utm_campaign=Philly.com+Facebook+Account&utm_medium=social

Study: Philly among leaders in gentrification, which has pushed out people of color – posted 3/22/19

https://www.philly.com/news/gentrification-philadelphia-african-american-latino-investment-neighborhood-20190320.html?utm_campaign=Philly.com+Facebook+Account&cid=Philly.com+Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com

SEPTA keeps bleeding bus riders. It may take years to stanch the losses. – posted 3/26/19

https://www.philly.com/transportation/septa-bus-ridership-transit-loss-20190326.html?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=Philly.com+Facebook+Account&cid=Philly.com+Facebook&utm_medium=social

Video: Illegal dumpers shove construction debris, trash right onto Philly roadways, sidewalks – posted 6/5/19

https://www.inquirer.com/science/climate/philadelphia-illegal-dumping-crackdown-20190605.html?utm_campaign=Philly.com+Facebook+Account&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&cid=Philly.com+Facebook

Among Philly kids, trauma and poverty are linked to mental illness, learning problems and more, Penn study finds – posted 6/7/19

https://www.inquirer.com/health/childhood-trauma-poverty-adversity-mental-illness-puberty-brain-childrens-hospital-penn-20190607.html?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Philly.com+Facebook+Account&cid=Philly.com+Facebook

 

Portland

Advocates think bill to end most exemptions from childhood vaccinations has a shot – Portland Press Herald – posted 2/8/19

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/01/18/bill-would-end-non-medical-exemptions-from-childhood-vaccinations/

Mayor: Efforts to aid Portland’s black neighborhoods an ‘abject failure’ | OregonLive.com – posted 2/8/19

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/04/mayor_efforts_to_aid_portlands.html

Portland anarchists flood lawyer’s office with water as ‘warning’ for representing ICE union | Fox News – posted 5/1/19

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/portland-anarchists-flood-lawyers-office-with-water-as-warning-for-representing-ice-union

Low-Income Communities in this City are More at Risk for Disasters – Route Fifty – posted 5/6/19

https://www.routefifty.com/management/2019/05/low-income-communities-city-are-more-risk-disasters/156697/

 

Salt Lake City

County to enforce ‘no camping’ rule and start homeless camp ‘cleanups’ | fox13now.com – posted 5/27/19

https://fox13now.com/2019/05/27/county-to-enforce-no-camping-rule-and-start-homeless-camp-cleanups/

 

San Diego

San Diego (Again) Bans Sleeping in Cars – Route Fifty – posted 5/16/19

https://www.routefifty.com/management/2019/05/san-diego-again-bans-sleeping-cars/157042/

 

San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco’s dirtiest block | Daily Mail Online – posted 2/8/19

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6258483/Welcome-San-Franciscos-dirtiest-block.html?ito=social-facebook

SF Mayor Says Her City Is Drowning In Poop: ‘There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen’ | The Daily Caller – posted 2.8.19

https://dailycaller.com/2018/07/15/san-francisco-poop-problem/

SF Mayor: ‘There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen’ | NBC Bay Area – posted 2/8/19

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/SF-Mayor-Theres-more-feces-on-the-sidewalks-than-Ive-ever-seen-488156431.html

San Francisco homelessness crisis ‘cruel and inhuman’: UN report – Business Insider – posted 2/8/19

https://www.businessinsider.com/san-francisco-homelessness-cruel-un-human-rights-report-2018-10?fbclid=IwAR3ZSJvH7fdq_6XCenH9pc1FuDytkEuHX8saTMzDON1GdF36i6rblBU4KF8&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=topbar&utm_term=desktop&referrer=facebook

SF Supervisor Mandelman challenges Mayor Breed on homelessness progress – SFChronicle.com – posted 2/8/19

https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/SF-Supervisor-Mandelman-wants-answers-from-Mayor-13423744.php

Those needles littering the streets? The city gave them out – SFChronicle.com – posted 2/8/19

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Those-needles-littering-the-streets-The-city-12898656.php?t=e472c73e75&utm_campaign=sfgate&utm_source=article&utm_medium=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sfgate.com%2Fbayarea%2Farticle%2FDrug-needle-reports-on-BART-including-woman-12955354.php

Time to get rid of sheriffs in California – SFChronicle.com – posted 2/8/19

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/article/Time-to-get-rid-of-sheriffs-in-California-13562693.php

Land Of Discontent: 44% Consider Leaving Bay Area In Survey – CBS San Francisco – posted 3/25/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/03/25/bay-area-discontent-44-percent-desire-to-leave-housing-costs-traffic/

Wealthy ‘NIMBY’ libs in Pelosi’s SF district raise $60G to fight center for city’s homeless | Fox News – posted 3/31/19

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/san-franciscos-wealthy-in-pelosis-district-raise-60g-to-oppose-homeless-shelter-as-city-struggles-with-homelessness

Interactive map reveals the staggering number of human waste on San Francisco’s streets | Daily Mail Online – posted 4/18/19

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6924787/Interactive-map-reveals-staggering-number-human-waste-San-Franciscos-streets.html?ito=social-facebook

Increasing presence of homeless people seeking shelter at SFO airport – Story | KTVU – posted 4/19/19

http://www.ktvu.com/homeless/increasing-presence-of-homeless-people-seeking-shelter-at-sfo-airport

San Francisco reports big syphilis increases in women – Outbreak News Today – posted 4/19/19

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/san-francisco-reports-big-syphilis-increases-in-women-94364/

San Francisco sees ‘brownout’ amid spike in public pooping, reports say | Fox News – posted 4/19/19

https://www.foxnews.com/us/san-francisco-sees-brownout-amid-spike-in-public-pooping-reports-say

San Francisco ‘Safe Overnight Parking’ Pilot Program Approved – CBS San Francisco – posted 4/25/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/04/24/san-francisco-safe-overnight-parking-pilot-program-approved/?utm_campaign=true_anthem&utm_content=5cc19355341f8f00018cd486&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=social

Poll: SF Bay Area Residents Lagging In Frequency Of Bathing, Changing Underwear – CBS San Francisco – posted 5/3/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/05/03/san-francisco-hygiene-baths-changing-underwear/

Fire At Homeless Camp Behind Emeryville Home Depot Burns Stored Stock – CBS San Francisco – posted 5/5/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/05/04/fire-at-homeless-camp-behind-emeryville-home-depot-burns-stored-stock/?utm_campaign=true_anthem&utm_content=5ccec25fe506e700010754e8&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=social

Stossel – San Francisco – posted 5/5/19

Homeless Population Surges Across San Francisco Bay Area – CBS San Francisco – posted 5/18/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/05/16/homeless-population-surges-across-san-francisco-bay-area/

 

San Jose

San Jose Police To Add Patrols Of Waterways Where Homeless Camps Are Nestled – CBS San Francisco – posted 5/15/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/05/14/san-jose-police-patrols-creeks-rivers-homeless-camps/?utm_campaign=true_anthem&utm_content=5cdbf163df42390001126fc1&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=social

 

Seattle

In new poll on homelessness, Seattle area favors compassion but distrusts politicians | The Seattle Times – posted 2/8/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/homeless-poll-results/?utm_source=marketingcloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TSA_011319225526+Poll+on+homelessness+finds+Seattle+area+favors+root+causes+as+a+higher+priority+tha_1_13_2019&utm_term=

In Seattle’s Sodo district, frustration mounts amid RVs, drugs and skyrocketing crime | The Seattle Times – posted 2/8/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/rvs-drugs-and-skyrocketing-crime-push-seattles-sodo-district-from-sleepy-to-creepy/

Seattle Times poll finds strong support for more transit — but not bike lanes | The Seattle Times – posted 2/8/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/in-new-poll-seattle-and-king-county-residents-want-more-public-transit-even-if-theyre-not-using-it-now/

Seattle business owners issue cry for help, ask city leaders to address repeat offenders | Q13 FOX News – posted 3/20/19

https://q13fox.com/2019/02/26/seattle-business-owners-issue-new-report-as-a-cry-for-help-towards-city-leaders-to-address-repeat-offenders/

Top Seattle leaders largely silent on report on violent repeat offenders | Q13 FOX News – posted 3/20/19

https://q13fox.com/2019/03/20/top-seattle-elected-leaders-refuse-to-respond-concerning-violent-repeat-offenders/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c9370041adf64000193a2de&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

System Failure – Report on Prolific Offenders in Seattle’s Criminal Justice System – posted 3/20/19

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A722629ea-4a64-41c0-a79d-cd26d2e7cda6

Tourists watch homeless encampment sweep near Fremont Troll | Q13 FOX News – posted 3/20/19

https://q13fox.com/2019/03/19/tourists-watch-homeless-encampment-sweep-near-fremont-troll/

City removes homeless camp near Seattle’s Fremont Troll that was site of overdoses | The Seattle Times – posted 3/24/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/city-removes-homeless-camp-near-seattles-fremont-troll-that-was-site-of-overdoses/

Bartell Drugs says they will not open any more stores in downtown Seattle after violent assaults on employees | Q13 FOX News – posted 3/26/19

https://q13fox.com/2019/03/25/bartell-drugs-says-they-will-not-open-anymore-stores-in-downtown-seattle-after-violent-assaults-on-employees/

Seattle Is Dying: Hundreds of Homeless Dead Due to Failed Public Health Policy | American Council on Science and Health – posted 3/26/19

https://www.acsh.org/news/2019/03/19/seattle-dying-hundreds-homeless-dead-due-failed-public-health-policy-13896

The tents will not go away until the state helps fund services | The Seattle Times – posted 4/10/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/the-tents-will-not-go-away-until-the-state-helps-fund-services/

Seattle City Attorney discusses repeat offender report | Q13 FOX News – posted 4/15/19

https://q13fox.com/2019/04/11/seattle-city-attorney-discusses-repeat-offender-report/

Seattle’s persistent crime problem demands change | The Seattle Times – posted 4/20/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/editorials/seattles-persistent-crime-problem-demands-change/

North Seattle HIV cluster among drug users and homeless people worries health officials | The Seattle Times – posted 4/20/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/north-seattle-hiv-cluster-among-drug-users-and-homeless-people-worries-health-officials/

Seattle Is Dying: HIV Outbreak Hits Homeless | American Council on Science and Health – posted 4/24/19

https://www.acsh.org/news/2019/04/19/seattle-dying-hiv-outbreak-hits-homeless-13969

In the aftermath of a drug bust, Seattle homeless camp is cleaned up again | The Seattle Times – posted 5/20/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/in-the-aftermath-of-a-drug-bust-seattle-homeless-camp-is-cleaned-up-again/?utm_content=buffera7395&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=owned_buffer_f_m

Mayor orders extra police patrols and resources in more Seattle neighborhoods | Q13 FOX News – posted 5/29/19

https://q13fox.com/2019/05/28/mayor-orders-extra-police-patrols-and-resources-in-more-seattle-neighborhoods/

Seattle team in charge of removing homeless camps will gain staff, operate 7 days a week | The Seattle Times – posted 5/31/19

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/seattle-team-in-charge-of-removing-homeless-camps-will-gain-staff-operate-7-days-a-week/?utm_content=bufferf0f78&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=owned_buffer_f_m

Finally, funds to clean up highway tent camps | The Seattle Times = posted 6/3/19

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A homeless encampment adjacent to Interstate 90 in Seattle in 2017 (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times, File)
https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/editorials/finally-funds-to-clean-up-highway-tent-camps/?utm_content=bufferb8e57&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=owned_buffer_f_m

Seattle’s Minimum Wage Has Been a Disaster, as the City’s Own Study Confirms – Foundation for Economic Education – posted 6/11/19

https://fee.org/articles/seattles-minimum-wage-has-been-a-disaster-as-the-citys-own-study-confirms/

—— NBER – Seattle – the study to above article – posted 6/11/19

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ae4a48ff7-9581-4213-b71b-d4c5edb50d92

 

U.S. STATES

Alaska

Frustration with homelessness mounts in all quarters – Anchorage Daily News – posted 6/10/19

https://www.adn.com/opinions/2019/06/08/frustration-with-homelessness-mounts-in-all-quarters/

 

Arkansas

Concerning Cyanide Levels Found in Some Benton County Area Well Water – posted 3/11/19

https://www.nwahomepage.com/news/concerning-cyanide-levels-found-in-some-benton-county-area-well-water/1836292702?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KNWA_-_Northwest_Arkansas_News

New Research Shows Over 2,000 Homeless Youth Live in Northwest Arkansas – posted 3/22/19

https://www.nwahomepage.com/news/new-research-shows-over-2-000-homeless-youth-live-in-northwest-arkansas-1/1867993048?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KNWA_-_Northwest_Arkansas_News

Arizonia

Arizona is putting thousands of schoolchildren at risk for measles – posted 3/11/19

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-health/2019/02/23/arizona-putting-thousands-schoolchildren-risk-measles/2885894002/

Arizona House Panel Votes to Expand Vaccine Exemptions Amid Ongoing Measles Outbreakposted 3/11/19

https://gizmodo.com/arizona-house-panel-votes-to-expand-vaccine-exemptions-1832857390/amp

California

Some doctors helping anti-vaccine parents get medical exemptions – posted 2/9/19

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/some-doctors-helping-anti-vaccine-parents-get-medical-exemptions-n963011

Vaccine Medical Exemptions For Sale in California | Katie Joy – posted 2/9/19

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/withoutacrystalball/2019/01/vaccine-medical-exemption/?fbclid=IwAR1M4W61dP7-xlCcCo8qb-Wh5m295RjE_pphoaFXKguhbmw2mi68a4axy7k

Doctor who prescribed pot cookies to 4-year-old for ‘temper tantrums’ gets license revoked over diagnosis | Fox News – posted 2/8/18

https://www.foxnews.com/health/california-doctor-license-revoked-prescribing-pot-cookies-to-treat-boys-temper-tantrums

California exposure to volcanoes. – posted 3/11/19

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Acd3feab7-5375-4e98-81ff-05265175bb0b

Typhus and Tuberculosis Are Spreading in California Homeless Populations – The Atlantic – posted 3/12/19

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/03/typhus-tuberculosis-medieval-diseases-spreading-homeless/584380/?utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_content=5c85a5243ed3f00001b2c501_ta&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Gov. Newsom, California Mayors Push For More Money To Help Homeless – CBS San Francisco – posted 2/22/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/03/20/gov-newsom-california-mayors-push-for-more-money-to-help-homeless/

Governor Newsom Pushes For Fee To Clean Up Tainted Water – CBS San Francisco – posted 3/22/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/03/20/governor-newsom-pushes-for-fee-to-clean-up-tainted-water/

Moody’s: FEMA’s Decision About California Dam Is a Signal to States and Localities – Route Fifty – posted 3/25/19

https://www.routefifty.com/infrastructure/2019/03/femas-decision-california-dam/155778/

Independent report blames DWR, ‘long-term systematic failure’ for Oroville Dam spillway crisis – Times-Standard – posted 3/25/19

https://www.times-standard.com/2018/01/05/independent-report-blames-dwr-long-term-systematic-failure-for-oroville-dam-spillway-crisis/

CA housing crisis bill aims to help homeless college students | The Sacramento Bee – posted 3/31/19

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article225294450.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Sexually Transmitted Disease Rates Continue To Rise In California – capradio.org – posted 4/22/19

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2019/04/22/sexually-transmitted-disease-rates-continue-to-rise-in-california/

Homelessness in San Bernardino County jumps 23 percent in 2019 – Press Enterprise – posted 4/25/19

https://www.pe.com/2019/04/24/homelessness-in-san-bernardino-county-jumps-23-percent-in-2019/

California Politicians Hiked Gas Tax, Now Demand Investigation Into State’s $4 Per Gallon Gas Prices – Reason.com – posted 4/25/19

https://reason.com/2019/04/24/california-politicians-hiked-gas-tax-now-demand-investigation-into-states-4-per-gallon-gas-prices/

Where are the top 6 US regions with worst smog? California – Times-Standard – posted 4/25/19

https://www.times-standard.com/2019/04/25/top-6-us-regions-worst-smog-california-american-lung-association/

Which San Bernardino County cities have the biggest homeless populations? – San Bernardino Sun – posted 4/26/19

https://www.sbsun.com/2019/04/24/which-san-bernardino-county-cities-have-the-biggest-homeless-populations/?utm_content=fb-sbsun&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com

Volunteers count 2,811 homeless people in Riverside County, 22% more than last year – Press Enterprise – posted 4/27/19

https://www.pe.com/2019/04/26/volunteers-count-2811-homeless-people-in-riverside-county-22-more-than-last-year/

Study estimates 15,000 cancer cases could stem from chemicals in California tap water | FOX31 Denver – posted 4/30/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/04/30/study-estimates-15000-cancer-cases-could-stem-from-chemicals-in-california-tap-water/

Homeless People In Fremont Found Living In Makeshift Tree Houses – CBS San Francisco – posted 5/31/19

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/05/30/fremont-homeless-living-in-tree-houses/

 

Colorado

Report gives Colorado an “F” when it comes to making school drinking water lead-free | FOX31 Denver – posted 3/28/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/03/28/report-gives-colorado-an-f-when-it-comes-to-making-school-drinking-water-lead-free/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c9cbf7a3ed3f00001720651&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Colorado’s air quality is getting worse with growing population, new report says | FOX31 Denver – posted 4/24/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/04/24/colorados-air-quality-is-getting-worse-with-growing-population-new-report-says/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5cc04a0216ce3f000141f146&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Homeless camps along South Platte River in Englewood to be removed | FOX31 Denver – posted 6/4/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/06/04/homeless-camps-along-south-platte-river-in-englewood-to-be-removed/

Englewood to consider camping ban along South Platte River | FOX31 Denver – posted 6/10/19

https://kdvr.com/2019/06/10/englewood-to-consider-camping-ban-along-south-platte-river/

 

Connecticut

What on Earth Is Wrong With Connecticut? – The Atlantic – posted 3/15/19

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/07/connecticut-tax-inequality-cities/532623/?utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_content=5c8a30c69ebbef00013bea32_ta&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

 

Hawaii

State: Elevated levels of contaminants identified at 18 East Hawaii schools – Hawaii Tribune-Herald – posted 3/11/19

https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2019/03/07/hawaii-news/state-elevated-levels-of-contaminants-identified-at-18-east-hawaii-schools/

Mass Transit mismanagement could hurt entire state’s federal funding – Hawaii Tribune-Herald – posted 4/21/19

https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2019/04/21/hawaii-news/mass-transit-mismanagement-could-hurt-entire-states-federal-funding/

Efforts to cleanup homeless camps net truckloads of rubbish – Hawaii Tribune-Herald – posted 4/27/19

https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2019/04/27/hawaii-news/efforts-to-cleanup-homeless-camps-net-truckloads-of-rubbish/?HTH=ecd057e423b97e9afa1c3cf148cb6ac2503526d7

 

Illinois 

Still Separate After All These Years: How Schools Fuel White Flight – posted 2/8/19

http://www.governing.com/topics/education/gov-segregation-schools.html

Audit finds gaps in checks on underfunded police, fire pensions | State Politics | ilnews.org – posted 4/22/19

https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/audit-finds-gaps-in-checks-on-underfunded-police-fire-pensions/article_fac23f4e-6537-11e9-8a28-2f5d31eebde2.html#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

Report: Gov. J.B. Pritzker under federal criminal investigation | State Politics | ilnews.org – posted 4/24/19

https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/report-gov-j-b-pritzker-under-federal-criminal-investigation/article_529f0000-6699-11e9-85cb-331618f0e7be.html#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

 

Kentucky

Kentucky’s ‘too low and too slow’ response to hepatitis A outbreak – posted 2/24/19

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/02/22/kentuckys-response-nations-worst-hepatitis-outbreak/2947263002/

How Kentucky’s hep A outbreak grew into the nation’s largest – posted 2/24/19

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/investigations/2019/02/21/kentucky-hepatitis-a-outbreak-grew-into-nations-largest/2903855002/

Kentucky hep A outbreak: Nurse told state to be more aggressive – posted 3/11/19

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2019/03/01/hepatitis-outbreak-nurse-told-kentucky-officials-response-too-late/3015982002/

Report: Kentucky’s food insecurity rate higher than national average – posted 5/1/19

https://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Kentucky-children–509310581.html

 

Maryland

Health, safety inspectors put Maryland public housing last | WBFF – posted 4/11/19

https://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/health-safety-inspectors-put-maryland-public-housing-last

 

Minnesota

New homeless count reflects what metro officials have said for months — but it’s even worse in rural areas – Twin Cities – posted 3/22/19

https://www.twincities.com/2019/03/20/new-homeless-count-reflects-what-metro-officials-have-said-for-months-but-its-even-worse-in-rural-areas/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_content=fb-PioneerPress&utm_campaign=socialflow

 

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s children face lead perils everywhere. A new state report offers ideas to protect them. – posted 6/7/19

https://www.inquirer.com/news/toxic-city-lead-poisoning-children-philadelphia-schools-asbestos-20190607.html?utm_source=facebook.com&cid=Philly.com+Facebook&utm_campaign=Philly.com+Facebook+Account&utm_medium=social

 

South Dakota

Pierre issues sudden advisory on manganese in city water due to growing EPA scrutiny | Local News Stories | capjournal.com – posted 3/28/19

https://www.capjournal.com/news/pierre-issues-sudden-advisory-on-manganese-in-city-water-due/article_84ba67e0-509c-11e9-8cbd-2799899cea69.html#utm_source=capjournal.com&utm_campaign=%2Fe-newsletter%2Fall%2F%3F-dc%3D1553779802&utm_medium=email&utm_content=read%20more

 

Tennessee

State shells out $400,000 to Tenn. Department of Health on vaccine promotions | WZTV – posted 3/11/19

https://fox17.com/news/local/state-shells-out-400000-to-tenn-department-of-health-on-vaccine-promotions

 

Texas

Texas Border ‘Colonias’ Lack Access to Basic Services – posted 2/8/19

http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-texas-colonias-border-infrastructure.html

 

Washington

Nearly 4,500 older brick buildings in Washington could be dangerous in a quake, new report says | NW News Network – posted 3/11/19

https://www.nwnewsnetwork.org/post/nearly-4500-older-brick-buildings-washington-could-be-dangerous-quake-new-report-says

Everett to open $25,000 safe parking lot for homeless families living in vehicles | Q13 FOX News – posted 3/27/19

https://q13fox.com/2019/03/26/everett-to-open-25000-safe-parking-lot-for-homeless-families-living-in-vehicles/

Snohomish County Deputy works to clear neighborhoods of illegal RVs | Q13 FOX News – posted 4/15/19

https://q13fox.com/2019/04/08/snohomish-county-deputy-works-to-clear-neighborhoods-of-illegal-rvs/

Can Spokane end homelessness? | News | khq.com – posted 4/18/19

https://www.khq.com/news/can-spokane-end-homelessness/article_92bdd24a-6164-11e9-8279-37d80e326d44.html

U.S. AREAS

Rural South

The rural South’s invisible public health crisis | Southerly – posted 2/9/19

https://southerlymag.org/2018/07/05/the-rural-souths-invisible-public-health-crisis/

‘People Are Literally Being Poisoned’: How Sewage Problems in Alabama Got So Bad — and Why Other States Should Worry – posted 2/9/19

http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-alabama-hookworm-sewage.html

 

In and Around Military Bases

Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals in the U.S. Population: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003–2004 and Comparisons with NHANES 1999–2000 – posted 2/8/19

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072821/

Toxic Chemicals Contaminate Cape | Fox News – posted 2/8/19

https://www.foxnews.com/health/toxic-chemicals-contaminate-cape

What Happened at Camp Lejeune – Pacific Standard – posted 2/8/19

https://psmag.com/environment/what-happened-at-camp-lejeune

Navy Won’t Pay Damages For Camp Lejeune’s Toxic Water – Task & Purpose – posted 2/8/19

https://taskandpurpose.com/navy-lejeune-water?utm_content=buffer16696&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Lawmakers Create Task Force To Fix Address Drinking Water Contamination On Military Bases – Task & Purpose – posted 2/8/19

https://taskandpurpose.com/military-drinking-water-contamination-task-force

Why women were told ‘Don’t get pregnant at George Air Force Base’ – posted 2/8/19

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/06/20/why-women-were-told-dont-get-pregnant-at-george-air-force-base/

These 8 military bases will test residents for cancer-causing chemicals – We Are The Mighty – posted 3/3/19

https://www.wearethemighty.com/news/military-bases-cancer-causing-chemicals?utm_campaign=News&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_term=News&utm_content=military-bases-cancer-causing-chemicals