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Posted on 01.15.06
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  • Posted on 01.15.06

A sentence at the bottom of an article in the local daily newspaper reads:

Although the majority of the area’s homeless are concentrated downtown, Slay wants more help from other regional governments.

It’s funny the difference a carelessly chosen word makes. A better journalist or a thoughtful editor might have used the word “because,” instead of “although.”

It is, in fact, true that I have encouraged St. Louis County and its many municipalities to expand on their under-funded - or non-existent - homeless services programs. I have done so because the current situation - in which most of the services required by homeless people are downtown - serves to draw homeless people downtown from throughout the region.

You can read about the City’s homeless services programs here and here and here. You usually don’t read about them here.