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Heist for the holidays

Heist for the holidays

Organized theft is pummeling California retailers, and some blame the state’s policies

Oregon decriminalized hard drugs last year, but so far the state’s alternative enforcement measures are showing disappointing results

Some worry the move would further incentivize illegal crossings

Cities are boosting police funding to counter a crime wave, but that may not be enough to solve the problem


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Democrats and Republicans in Congress failed to compromise on police reform legislation, but local-level changes may have better success

The city is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on the problem

The state seeks to prevent the release of dangerous defendants before trial

Many of those encamped in Del Rio, Texas, remain or will be released into the country

SNAP gets the biggest increase in the history of U.S. food stamps

Extra unemployment aid ends on Labor Day