NEWS: As UGM criticizes the "housing first" approach to homelessness, Catholic Charities defends its progress.
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IN OTHER NEWS
Making a sacrifice
Mead School District's budget cuts mean Riverpoint Academy will close. Parents and students are devastated. (KXLY)
Denver has become the first city to decriminalize magic mushrooms. (NPR)
The Catholic way
Pope Francis issued a new church law today: Instead of simply reporting to police, any sexual abuse is to be reported to superiors within the church, who, surely, will do the right thing. Right? (Associated Press)
A conservative Christian group is pushing Bible classes in public schools nationwide — and it’s working. (Washington Post)