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VPD's Jodyne Keller reaches out to city's homeless

Officers like Jodyne Keller are working to reduce the number of homeless on the streets. But stories of police brutality have damaged the relationship between the VPD and the homeless community.

Janice Abbott of Atira Empowers Women in Remarkable Ways

Janet Abbott has made a career of helping women become more empowered. Women who've suffered the worse kinds of abuse. Atira is the result.