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By Frank Watson
Gazette Columnist 

A Universal Living Wage


March 21, 2019

Homelessness has been cussed and discussed with no solution in sight. With no viable plan most officials wring their hands and hope the problem will go away. The latest suggestion is to pay them a living wage. Thus the unfortunate street people could afford the requisite training to find jobs. I guess this is possible. The evening news interviewed an ex-homeless lady who received money from a private charity and was eventually able to open a coffee shop, thus, becoming a local success story. We sometimes forget that other countries can have experiences similar to ours. Homelessness is an in...

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