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SLO group seeks suitable land for tiny homes homeless village

The number of homeless people in San Luis Obispo County increased this year. A recent report from the county’s social services department revealed the number rose by more than 30 percent in 2019 , compared to two years ago. A group of people are hoping to help lower the numbers, by trying to create a village of tiny homes to house a portion of the county’s homeless, but there are still hurdles to overcome.

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib Cancels Visit To Israel And The West Bank

Updated at 12:40 p.m. ET Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., says she's canceling her visit to Israel and the West Bank. Israel's interior ministry announced Friday that it would allow Tlaib to enter the country as a private citizen to visit her aging grandmother, after it banned her and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from going on a political trip amid pressure from President Trump. In a statement Friday morning, Tlaib said that she "decided to not travel to Palestine and Israel at this time. Visiting...

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The number of homeless people in San Luis Obispo County increased this year. A recent report from the county’s social services department revealed the number rose by more than 30 percent in 2019, compared to two years ago. A group of people are hoping to help lower the numbers, by trying to create a village of tiny homes to house a portion of the county’s homeless, but there are still hurdles to overcome.

What does it mean to be in a polyamorous relationship? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as "involving, having, or characterized by more than one open romantic relationship at a time." Today it is just one of many new relationships gaining popularity. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy found that one in five people in the U.S. engage in some form of consensual non-monogamy (CNM) at some point in their lifetime. Are open relationships and non-monogamous relationships really that common? Are polyamorous relationships the new normal?

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If you see police and emergency responders converging around a Paso Robles school site on Wednesday, it’s just a drill. The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services is holding an active shooter training exercise at an empty school campus on 17th Street.

What the world needs now is one good hug. As a matter of fact, what we all need to thrive are many good hugs, a few held hands, a rub on the shoulder and every form of healthy affection that can address our national epidemic of skin hunger. According to social scientists, a lack of touch can lead to a devastating decline is our physical and mental health. Have you reached your minimum four hugs today? Tune in for a conversation with Elizabeth Barrett, the Reluctant Therapist, about how to improve our collective well-being, and possibly heal the divide in our country. 

Fifty years ago, in August of 1969, half a million young people gathered on a farm in New York for the Woodstock Music & Art Festival. To mark the anniversary, KCBX shares the stories of San Luis Obispo County residents who were there. 

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Residents in the San Luis Obispo County town of Santa Margarita are facing a rise in their water bills, after the county board of supervisors held a hearing Tuesday to hear protests to the proposed increase. Since the county received just 23 written protests out of 500 water customers, the increase went through.

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The US Forest Service is taking additional public comment this month on a controversial plan that will relax permitting for new logging and forest management projects.

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Fifty years ago, in August of 1969, half a million young people gathered on a farm in New York for the Woodstock Music & Art Festival. KCBX is sharing the stories of San Luis Obispo County residents who were there. 

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Fifty years ago this month, half a million young people gathered on a farm in New York for the Woodstock Music Festival. KCBX shares the stories of San Luis Obispo County residents who were there. 

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Fifty years ago this month, half a million young people gathered on a farm in New York for the Woodstock Music Festival. This week and next, KCBX shares the stories of San Luis Obispo County residents who were there. 

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