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Steller: Tucson shoots the messenger in homeless protest

The city of Tucson is gradually dismantling the homeless protest group that has been sleeping on the sidewalk next to Veinte de Agosto Park downtown since Oct. 1.

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Steller: Tucson must avoid Forum Fatigue, start to act

You can’t blame Tucsonans who are suffering from Forum Fatigue.

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Volunteers canvass Tucson to measure homelessness

Volunteers canvass Tucson to measure homelessness

Kathy Blevins, who has been homeless for the past four years, has carefully set up her campsite on a floodplain in north Tucson. Under the canopy of an old saltcedar tree, her site is marked by a fence of wooden pallets, adorned with a fake flower and a “private property” sign. A dream catc…

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Steller: Homelessness lets dubious Tucson charity go on

In an ideal Tucson, Libby Wright would not be a factor.

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New bridge lights tested

New bridge lights tested

A homeless man stands in a vacant lot near the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge while its lights are tested on Dec. 2, 2013. The span opens Feb. 9. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

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Church on the Streets goes to the homeless

Church on the Streets goes to the homeless

Volunteers stand ready to feed homeless men a hot dinner on Monday evening, Nov. 4, 2013, near the St. Louis riverfront from a volunteer group called Churches on the Streets. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

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Church on the Streets goes to the homeless

Church on the Streets goes to the homeless

Homeless men line up to get their hot dinner on Monday evening, Nov. 4, 2013, near the St. Louis riverfront from a volunteer group called Churches on the Streets. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

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Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Timothy Barbaud, 51, eats a hot meal at the Churches on the Streets gathering near the St. Louis riverfront on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Barbaud said that he has been sleeping under a bridge, but now that it is so cold and windy, he has moved into a parking garage. "I'm not complaining," he sai…

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Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

The Churches on the Streets gathering takes place next to the old Cotton Belt Rail Depot near the St. Louis riverfront on Nov. 11, 2013. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

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Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Pastor Paul Gonnella, 50, (right) hands out clothes to a homeless man near the St. Louis riverfront on Oct 21, 2013. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

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Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Homeless people and volunteers gather around to hear Pastor Paul Gonnella, 50, on a cold night near the St. Louis riverfront on Nov. 11, 2013. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

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Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

With a cold, steady rain coming down, volunteers with Churches on the Streets put together bags of food and toiletries to take to homeless camps on Nov. 18, 2013. The volunteers leave to find homeless people after Pastor Paul Gonnella's sermon. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

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Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Pastor Paul Gonnella, 50, praises God as he listens to the testimony of volunteer Angela Valdes during a Churches on the Streets service near the St. Louis riverfront on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Valdes shared that she lived through some difficult times in her life but she was able to turn thin…

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Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Pastor Paul Gonnella, 50, praises God many times during his sermon near the St. Louis riverfront on Nov. 18, 2013. Gonnella tells the gathered crowd of homeless people and volunteers that he has turned his life around after years of crime, drugs, and homelessness. Gonnella said that he spent…

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Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Volunteer Catherine Murden gets into the spirit of the religious music during a Churches on the Streets gathering near the St. Louis riverfront on Nov. 11, 2013. Murden said that her son, Ben Murden, 39, died of an accidental drug overdose on Sept. 30. "This was his favorite place to come," …

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Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Pastor Paul Gonnella, 50, (left) listens as his step-father, George Hessler, 82, sings religious songs during a Churches on the Streets gathering near the St. Louis riverfront on Nov. 11, 2013. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

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Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Homeless people and volunteers gather around to hear Pastor Paul Gonnella, 50, (center) near the St. Louis riverfront during a Churches on the Streets gathering on Nov. 11, 2013. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

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Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Jamarr Banks, 30, checks messages on his cellphone at his homeless camp north of downtown St. Louis on Nov. 11, 2013. Banks said that he has been homeless since he was 13, except for when he was a guest of the Department of Corrections. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

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Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Volunteer Dennis Cooper, from Millstadt, puts up the church sign near the St. Louis riverfront before the start of the prayer service and dinner on Oct. 21, 2013. The group brings flood lights in the trailer and a sound system. Cooper and his wife, Cindy, helped start Churches on the Streets…

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Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Churches on the Streets goes to the homeless

Otis King, 51, drinks coffee near the St. Louis riverfront on Nov. 4, 2013. King said that he has AIDS and that he is trying to get enough money together to stay at a friend's apartment. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

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