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Oklahoma program allows panhandlers to work for money


March 18, 2018

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa's A Better Way program began operating March 9, but before it did, city officials wanted to make one thing absolutely clear: the day-labor initiative isn't just for panhandlers.

It's for you, too.

"The term 'A Better Way,' it's also a message to the whole of the community," said Mike Brose, executive director of Mental Health Association Oklahoma. "The reason why people panhandle is because people hand the money out their car windows. It encourages that behavior.

"So, the message is also to the broader community — there is a better way."

Mental Health Associati...

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