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ACLU Unimpressed By Colorado City Anti-Begging Law

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The ACLU says Grand Junction’s city council has taken a step in the right direction with changes to its anti-begging law, but could go further. 120 more words

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Sign Flying

From Liz Seymour at Triad City Beat:

The sequence of events that leads someone to panhandling is much too complex to fit on a cardboard sign.

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Employment Disasters

Panhandling Inside The Grocery Store

I’m wondering if I was scammed today in the grocery store. I was almost finished shopping in the produce and a youngish man came up to me with a young girl around 4 years old and asked if I would buy him a chicken. 458 more words

Life

Fight the poverty, not the people

Re: Councillor’s call for ‘no panhandling’ zones worries Homeless Coalition, by Dalson Chen, April 8.

We should be fighting poverty itself, not those who are affected by it. 116 more words

Letters

A little compassion goes a long way

Re: Councillor’s call for ‘no panhandling’ zones worries Homeless Coalition, by Dalson Chen, April 8.

We should all count ourselves lucky not to be in the same position as those who are panhandling. 123 more words

Letters

A guerilla tactic for selling your short stories.

I spent the better part of March moving to a different city, same state. I don’t know where you live, but in my state-not my mental state, you don’t want to got there-but in Washington, on the wet side of the mountains, you will see at most freeway exits a person holding up a sign. 440 more words

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Grand Junction Rethinks Panhandling Law

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – City councilors have unanimously approved changes to their panhandling ordinance after a legal challenge.

The Daily Sentinel reports that at a meeting Wednesday, councilors removed a prohibition on knowingly panhandling from at-risk individuals and near school grounds. 159 more words

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