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Homelessness Grows in the Delta

By Colby Sigears Delta Digital News Service JONESBORO — Poverty and homelessness impact the Delta area, keeping people under the poverty line. Hillary Starnes, an employee of the Jonesboro Grant Department, said approximately 1,800 homeless people live within Craighead County. “We’re getting a homeless task force to help be resources for the people in the community to get them back

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Couple Makes Best of Tough Situation

By Jessica Ladd Delta Digital News Service JONESBORO — In America, 553,000 people experienced homelessness in 2018. Of those, 2,712 lived in Arkansas. The homelessness issue in America continues to rise due to a lack of housing options for those with a low income. Without housing options, people face eviction, instability and homelessness. Low-income households don’t make enough money to

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Westside: 20 years later

Westside Middle School Memorial Garden

Students from the Spring 2018 Advanced Reporting and Reporting for Electronic Media courses investigated the 20th anniversary of the Westside Middle School shootings and the ramifications of Arkansas’ soon-to-be-implemented college campus concealed-carry law. Miranda Reynolds details remembrances from the Westside School Board, a student and a former A-State faculty member. Seth Cleveland examines how Westside survivors continue to help other

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