Homeless families, recreational marijuana, and Between Two Fires
VNN Weekly Digest February 27- March 5
Emergency shelter shortage leaves homeless families with nowhere to go
(MICHIGAN) There's a type of homelessness that might not be visible to most people: family homelessness. But Kate O'Keefe, the Vice President of Advancement for Family Promise in Grand Rapids, sees these families every day.
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Criminal justice reform efforts driving fundraising in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana
(OKLAHOMA) The campaign in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana in Oklahoma has raised more than $3 million, mostly relying on out-of-state groups and criminal justice reform organizations to pad its bank account.
Citizen publishes new novel set during the 1920s Creek Allotment Era
(MUSCOGEE NATION) The Allotment Era and Tulsa’s rise as the “Oil Capital of the World” is a sensitive topic among Muscogee (Creek) families whose ancestors lost their allotments to outsiders. It is also the setting for J.D. Colbert’s new novel, “Between Two Fires.”
WEATHER ACROSS AMERICA
(NATIONAL) Heavy snow and pockets of rain/freezing rain over parts of the Upper Mississippi Valley and Upper Great Lakes, snow over the higher elevations over the West, and elevated and Critical Risk of fire weather over the Southern High Plains.
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