3 dead in shooting at Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Florida

EDGEWATER, Florida — A man went to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Florida and shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her friend before turning the gun on himself, police said Tuesday. Quinton Hunter brandished the gun shortly after entering Monday night’s meeting, Edgewater Police Chief Joseph Mahoney said at a news conference on Tuesday. About … Read more

A man’s story of trauma and transformation

When a trusted adult abuses a child, the cumulative trauma of the decades of silence that often follow such an injury is clearly detrimental, because Gerry Georgatos knows first hand. *CONTENT DISCLAIMER: This article is about sexual assault THREE YEARS ago I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Only one in about 300 Australians lives with … Read more

GoFundMe scammer who used homeless vet’s story gets 5 years

A New Jersey man who made up a story about a homeless veteran helping his then-girlfriend and used the story to solicit more than $400,000 in online donations was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday. ‘State. Mark D’Amico had pleaded guilty in December 2019 and admitted to concocting the feel-good story in late … Read more

Gough had the guts to get things done

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the election of the Whitlam government, Victor Kline asks, what would Gough do to address the chronic deficiencies of our current society? MY PROBLEM is that I am old enough to remember the fundamental reforms of the Whitlam Government, so it is difficult for me to get excited … Read more

The ‘Horrific’ Violence Unhoused People Face

The day after the Langley shootings on July 25, about 65 people living on the city’s streets gathered at the Langley Vineyard church over a quiet and sombre meal. Announcements, Events & more from Tyee and select partners Send Us Your Mall Memories! What do you remember of the malls of your life? Share your … Read more

Why the Poor Suffer from Poor Health: A Capitalist Legacy

‘Inflamed: Deep Medicine And The Anatomy Of Injustice’ reveals a critical observation – that inflammation repeatedly links poor health and structural injustice, writes April M short. ACTIVIST, FILMAST and best-selling author Raj Patel was dressed as a genetically modified tomato when he met Rupa Marya MD more than a decade ago. They were at a … Read more

At least 234 dead or injured in gang violence in Haiti July 8-12: UN

A Haitian policeman confronts people queuing to collect gasoline at a gas station in Port-au-Prince on July 15, 2022 Gang violence killed or injured at least 234 people from July 8 to 12 in Haiti’s Cité Soleil, a poor and densely populated neighborhood in the capital Port-au-Prince, the United Nations said on Saturday. Unrest broke … Read more

Public housing has been proposed for Kitsilano. What happened next is predictable

When a mixed development of supportive housing and below-market rental buildings was proposed for Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighborhood, people quickly organized opposition to the project. One after another, speakers lined up at the June 30 public hearing to voice their concerns about potential residents of the 13-story Arbutus Street and 7th Avenue project. They worried that … Read more

Dallas program aims to break down barriers in the workplace – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

A new program in Dallas aims to change lives by removing barriers to work. It’s called Workforce Dallas and it starts in some of the city’s most at-risk-of-poverty zip codes. Program management said the goal is to bring a holistic and practical approach to workforce training, skills development and job matching. Felicia Miller said she … Read more