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Mitch Perry Report for 11.14.16 — Questioning the exit poll data

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Among the significant factoids produced by the exit poll conducted by Edison Research from last Tuesday’s election was that Donald Trump actually did better than Mitt Romney when it came to winning the Latino vote. It wasn’t by much, but according to that information, Trump received 29 percent support from Hispanics, better than Romney’s 27 percent in 2012. That seems counterintuitive to some, considering that while Romney’s most egregious comment when it came to immigration was that people would need to “self-deport,” Trump went much further in his language.…

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Hillsborough County’s ‘Operation Reveille’ to provide housing to 25 homeless veterans

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At the third “Operation: Reveille” event held at Port Tampa Bay on Friday, officials with the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative (THHI) and a variety of other partners announced that they would connect 25 homeless veterans to housing and other services. “I want to go ahead and let the veterans know, you can get out of homelessness, but you have to work hard. You have to be the one. The services are here. Grasp them,” said Navy veteran Joanne Jones, 54, the…

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Ending homelessness among veterans by the end of the year: Difficult but not impossible

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The Obama administration’s goal to eliminate homelessness among military veterans by the end of the year could be a difficult mission as tens of thousands of vets remain on the streets, including perhaps 3,000 in Florida. A point-in-time count in February around the Tampa Bay area counted nearly 400 veterans living on the streets of Pinellas County. In Hillsborough County, 181 vets were without homes. That number represents a 42 percent drop from the previous year, but was more than…

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‘Gimme Shelter’ hackathon to use tech in fight against homelessness

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While shelters and work programs play a big role in combatting homelessness, technology and apps could be the key to fighting the problem, according to the Tampa Innovation Alliance. The group will host the “Gimme Shelter” hackathon June 3 – 5 for volunteer coders to work on as many as 10 projects, including apps to address panhandling, help landlords take advantage of voucher programs and for point-in-time homeless count surveys. “This is a fantastic opportunity for Tampa Innovation Alliance to…

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In Tampa, the drive to end homelessness among military veterans by the end of 2015 marches on

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In 2010, the White House and Veterans Affairs Department issued an ambitious plan to end Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. And while that leaves less than 50 days for that to be accomplished, officials in Hillsborough County today said the timeline remains realistic. On Veterans Day at Port Tampa Bay in the Channel district, a host of local lawmakers and other dignitaries convened for the second annual Operation:Reveille, a collaboration between Hillsborough County, the city of Tampa and the…

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