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November 10, 2016
Welcome once again to the Mood Elevator. And never has there been such a need for good news as this week. So, let’s get straight into it. Denver to hire homeless residents for day jobs – no strings attached And we begin in Colorado, where the city of Denver is embarking on a mission to employ the homeless. If you’ve ever watched The Wire, you might be familiar with the concept of day-labourers; people who are picked up and do a single day’s work for a day’s pay. Well Denver is making this system work for its city’s homeless, paying them $12.59 an hour for their work. They don’t have to go through checks or have to worry about the right ID, they just have to be there. The pilot programme will run until October 2017, with $400,000 set aside. Omar wins MN House seat; nation’s first Somali-American lawmaker Some positive political news for you now, in the shape of Ilhan Omar, who won a Minnesota House seat on Tuesday to become America’s first Somali-American legislator. After her Republican opponent dropped out,…