Panhandling; Dealing with requests for food and money

GRANTS, N.M. – Every year individuals, patrons of local businesses, and visitors give thousands of dollars to panhandlers. Giving directly to panhandlers does not provide long-term solutions to homelessness, according to local officials. Instead, panhandlers negatively impact economic development and the quality of life of those living, working, and visiting in the city of Grants commented…

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