Friday Round-up: this week in the news
- Faced with budget cuts, Topeka, Kansas has decriminalized domestic violence and will no longer prosecute abusers. http://bit.ly/qjH95Y. But as one writer points out, the costs of this measure could be greater than lawmakers realize: http://wapo.st/ocu1fE
- Hunger is rising in some DC suburbs: http://wapo.st/pCJtth
- Monday was Columbus Day, but it was also World Homeless Day.
- One in every four people will require mental health care at some point in their lives. But globally, less than $3 per person per year is spent on mental health. http://bit.ly/qTFjbO