City council to vote Tuesday on buying hotels for homeless housing

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other civic leaders gathered Monday to urge the City Council to vote Tuesday to purchase two hotels for housing hundreds of homeless San Diegans.

Faulconer, who was joined by City Council President Georgette Gomez, Councilmember Chris Ward and San Diego Housing Commission President and CEO Richard C. Gentry, asked that the council purchase the Residence Inn Hotel Circle and Residence Inn Kearny Mesa hotel properties — which could be turned into 332 permanent units for more than 400 homeless people.

Many of those people have been staying with Operation Shelter to Home, a collaborative project began by the city and homelessness service providers in April to manage more than 1,000 people experiencing homelessness at the San Diego Convention Center during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to city data, it has already helped find permanent housing for more than 660 people.

“These properties

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Investment in travel magazine is ‘vote of confidence’ in sector

An investment that will enable the relaunch of an independent magazine hit by Covid-19 has been labelled a “vote of confidence” in the travel media sector.

Ardent Media Ltd, which owned the quarterly Family Traveller magazine, was put into voluntary liquidation in September after the travel industry was paralysed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

But chief executive and founder Andrew Dent is part of a new team of investors that has bought the Family Traveller brand’s assets and is set to relaunch the magazine with a December/January issue focusing on Easter and summer holidays for 2021.

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Dent said: “It is a massive recognition to the work we have done over the years that despite incredibly tough trading conditions we have attracted investment to continue our work building the world’s largest community of family travellers.

“In the months leading up to the Covid crisis we were operating a profitable and

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Myanmar Migrants Flock to Bangkok to Vote



Migrants from Myanmar queue to cast advance ballots at Myanmar’s embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, on Oct. 4, 2020. / Nyein Nyein / The Irrawaddy

By Nyein Nyein 6 October 2020

BANGKOK – Leaving his home at 3 am, it took U Zay Yar Lin about six hours to reach Myanmar’s embassy in Bangkok from Nakhon Sawan in central Thailand to vote ahead of Myanmar’s November election.

Although he has been in Thailand for 16 years, U Zay Yar Lin, originally from Yay Nan Chaung Township, Magwe Region, did not vote in the 2015 general election as he was too far from Bangkok. But he said he made time this year, “to support the party we love, which needs every single vote it can get”.

Sharing his joy after casting his ballots on Saturday, he said he could not sleep the night before because of his excitement.

Early on Saturday morning,

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You can vote today in South Carolina. Here’s where, how and why

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This article has been updated to include additional information.

Today is the first day of in-person absentee voting in South Carolina.

Any registered voter can vote absentee in this election because of the “State of Emergency” that was prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. Voters must go to their county elections office, complete an application for an absentee ballot and then cast their ballot. Many counties have satellite locations, as well.

Below are the sites, times and dates for in-person absentee voting in Greenville, Pickens and Anderson counties. For information for other counties, visit scvotes.gov, online, where a spreadsheet of locations can be found.

Greenville County in-person absentee voting sites

  • Voter Registration and Elections Office, 301 University Ridge, Suite 1900, in Greenville. Open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Oct. 5 to Nov. 2. Also open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, and from
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A 2013 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that gutted key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act allowed new laws that make it more difficult to vote in Indian Country. (narf.org)

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. — This year’s coronavirus pandemic has made it more difficult for many Americans to vote in the Nov. 3 election, but voting obstacles are not new for those living in Indian country.

Native American reservations have what’s called non-standard mail service, which means they don’t have mailboxes or receive residential mail delivery, and instead travel to a postal-provider office, sometimes a gas station or mini-mart.

Jacqueline De León, staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund, said indigenous people live much farther from polling locations than non-Natives.

“It’s much more difficult than the average American can conceive of, to vote in Indian country,” De León explained. “Native Americans have a decrease in

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How Hotels Are Helping Get Out The Vote In The 2020 Election

When you think of hotels, you probably imagine snuggling into a freshly made bed piled high with pillows, indulging in room service and letting your worries melt away. But securing the future of our democracy? Yep, you can now add that to the list, too. 

Hotels around the country are empowering guests take action this election through creative programs and packages. These hotels don’t care if you’re Democrat, Republican, Independent, or of any other political persuasion—they just want to make sure all their guests have the tools and info they need to cast their ballot. And some are even offering special incentives to guests who show up wearing their “I voted” stickers. 

Take a look at how hotels are helping get out the vote in the 2020 general election.

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Many Myanmar Migrants in Thailand To Be Denied Vote as Extra Polling Stations Ruled Out

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By Nyein Nyein 25 September 2020

Myanmar citizens planning to vote in Thailand next month will only be able to cast early ballots at the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok and Consulate in Chiang Mai due to public health concerns amid COVID-19, despite earlier demands that more polling stations be opened in areas where many Myanmar migrants work.

Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election will be held at the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok from Oct. 3-13 from 8 am to 6 pm, according to an embassy announcement on Friday. Prior to the announcement, Ambassador U Myo Myint Than also met 17 volunteers and labor rights advocates based in Bangkok on Thursday, informing them of the situation.

“We asked that mobile polling stations be set up in areas outside of Bangkok, as many workers won’t be able to travel to Bangkok as they only get one day off

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