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Wed., Oct. 1, 2008, 9:39 a.m.

Study: Panhandlers Earn Up To $40 Per Hour

Item: Study says panhandlers can get up to $40/hour/KREM2

More Info: The city is exploring the issue of panhandling and is looking at ways to potentially curtail that activity. A city study revealed that some panhandlers can earn between $30 and $40 per hour. Despite seemingly high earnings, panhandlers all too frequently suffer from substance abuse problems, have criminal records and are unemployed

Question: Do you donate money to panhandlers?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.