The low temperature for Columbus, OH on Saturday was 6 degrees. Blowing snow was creating whiteout conditions for drivers. George and Joyce Gruss were already delayed hours by winter weather when they stopped at a Wendy’s off of Interstate 71 to get some dinner.
While they ate, they noticed a woman at a nearby table crying. “We were thinking maybe it was a Valentine’s Day gone bad or something,” George told ThinkProgress. But when Joyce asked her and her male companion what was wrong, it turned out they were homeless and stuck in Columbus after someone they Read More
Home care worker Patricia Evans
Kimberly Weems has been a home care worker in Atlanta for over 14 years. She first got interested in the field after caring for a blind uncle. “It’s my passion,” she said. “This is just something I’ve always wanted to do, to keep people’s loved ones in their homes.”
But her passion doesn’t always pay the bills. She’s currently making $8.50 an hour and doesn’t get any extra pay for overtime hours or for the time she spends traveling between clients. It’s a challenge to live on that while caring for Read More
On Feb. 5, New Jersey became the latest state to subvert democracy by authorizing the fast-track sale or lease of water utilities without public notice, comment, or approval. The controversial decision Read More