Newsom seeks more money for novel homeless housing program
SAN JOSE, Calif. — As Project Homekey funds begin to dry up, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday said he’s seeking an extra $200 million to help more cities and counties convert property into homeless housing.If approved by the state’s Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the request would increase the innovative program’s buying power by a third. So far, Project Homekey has allocated $449.9 million of its $600 million budget, funding 3,351 new housing units. Newsom announced 19 new projects on Monday.“Not only is Homekey unprecedented in providing capital to house people experiencing homelessness, but...
The Mercury News
LaTurner ousts incumbent Watkins in Kansas 2nd District after voter fraud charges
Kansas Treasurer Jake LaTurner defeated embattled Republican Rep. Steve Watkins in the GOP primary Tuesday, three weeks after the freshman congressman was charged with voter fraud.LaTurner has 49% of the vote with more than 50% of precincts reporting in the Kansas 2nd Congressional District. Watkins has 31%, while former Kansas Secretary of Administration Dennis Taylor has 21% in the three-way GOP race.The Associated Press declared LaTurner’s GOP primary victory around 9:30 pm. He will go on to face Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla, who easily won the Democratic nomination with 76 % of the vot...
The Kansas City Star
TCU football players boycott practice after coach allegedly repeats slur said by player
TCU head football coach Gary Patterson allegedly told a player to stop using the N-word in team meetings and, in doing so during a testy exchange at practice on Sunday, allegedly repeated the racial slur himself.Linebacker Dylan Jordan described his version of the incident in a lengthy social media post Monday, saying Patterson’s use of the N-word prompted a number of players to boycott Monday’s practice.Jordan alleges that during Sunday’s practice Patterson called him “a f ——— brat. I’ll send you back to Pitt,” referring to Jordan’s hometown of Pittsburg, Kansas.Jordan replied: “For what? I a...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram