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Nashville street newspaper faces financial crisis

Nashville street newspaper faces financial crisis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ A Nashville street newspaper that rose from a shoestring operation helping the homeless to the biggest-circulation publication of its kind in North America now finds itself seeking a helping hand in hard times.

Now the staff of The Contributor hope readers will pitch in with donations to help a long-thriving paper survive.

The publication has risen from an all-volunteer effort to a nonprofit with a paid staff helping to turn out 110,000 papers a month. But fundraising hasn't kept pace with the paper's growth. The Contributor is now reporting just enough money for one more edition.

``Final Issue?'' reads the latest headline of The Contributor, which has aided hundreds of Nashville's poor and homeless since its 2007 beginnings.

 

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