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  • Cities require residents to clear their sidewalks http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20150227/NEWS/150229276/1994/NEWS

  • Red Cross passes out smoke detectors on West Side http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/02/26/red-cross-smoke-alarms.html

  • Fire department to provide smoke detectors http://www.athensmessenger.com/news/fire-department-to-provide-smoke-detectors/article_d9ddbfe8-2611-5ebc-a888-a3e037a40373.html kudos to Lowes!

  • Over $2 million to be available to help public housing residents find jobs in Ohio http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/over-2-million-to-be-available-to-help-public-housing-residents-find-jobs-in-ohio-1.570438

2/21/15 Wal-Mart raises could help lift pay in lower-wage industries
Other retailers and some fast food restaurants may now feel compelled to follow suit to retain their workers and attract others to fill openings, economists said.2/18/15  The 25-cent raise: What life is like after a minimum wage increase  http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2015/02/wal-mart_raises_could_help_lif.html#incart_river

2/18/15 
The 25-cent raise: What life is like after a minimum wage increase  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/02/17/the-25-cent-raise-what-life-is-like-after-a-minimum-wage-increase/


2/17/15  Two stories on low cost cellular (Disclosure:  the RHINO is a satisfied Republic Wireless customer)
 2/15/15  Few Tennessee welfare applicants fail drug tests http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/02/09/tennessee-drug-testing-welfare-applicants/23140147/   Let's see: 37 out of 16,000...that's 0.23% by my calculation.

2/14/15:  How bail punishes the poor for their poverty  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/02/13/how-bail-punishes-the-poor-for-their-poverty/

2/10/15  Many states have cracked down on payday loans. Here’s how lenders still get away with it.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/02/09/many-states-have-cracked-down-on-payday-loans-heres-how-lenders-still-get-away-with-it/






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