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Bank unloads Allen Iverson’s foreclosed home in Georgia 16.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Allen Iverson’s former home, which he lost to foreclosure, has traded hands in Georgia for a dirt-cheap $725,000.

Wells Fargo & Co. took ownership of the estate in 2017 after suing the Hall of Famer for failing to make mortgage payments on the property, according to reports. Iverson paid $2.19...

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Plans to change Larimer Square, Denver’s most historic block, entering next chapter 16.2.2019 Denver Post: Business
Starting this month, people will have the opportunity to learn more and weigh in on potential alternations to Larimer Square.
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Anti-recidivism programs won’t work as long as they’re offered only in prison 16.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Of course anti-recidivism programs in prison don’t work. Prison is a punitive environment in which inmates are constantly subjected to violence or threats of violence. That’s not an ideal learning environment.

Collectively, the clients of the nonprofit group that I lead have a recidivism...

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$1,973 LEDs and the Green New Deal 16.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
How many union workers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
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This city told Amazon and Google: No incentives for you 16.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Amazon canceled plans for a New York City Headquarter after meeting stiff opposition over big tax breaks and other incentives. A California mayor refused to offer similar incentives but landed Google anyway.
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Deploy an 'army of cats' to catch L.A. City Hall's rats? Not so fast 16.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Los Angeles County health officials said Friday that bringing in cats to deal with City Hall’s rat infestation would only spread the fleas being carried by rodents.

“The fleas from the rat would immediately jump onto the cat,” said Dr. Dawn Terashita, an associate director with the Los Angeles...

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Deutsche Bank reverses pledge to help distressed homeowners 16.2.2019 LA Times: Business

Deutsche Bank has decided that none of the more than $4 billion it promised to spend on consumer relief after the global mortgage crisis will go to distressed U.S. homeowners, according to a report by the monitor of the 2017 settlement.

Instead, the consumer-relief money will be spent on originating...

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Man apprehended in shooting at Illinois industrial park 16.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A shooter was apprehended after opening fire in an industrial park in Aurora, Ill., city officials said Friday, but police did not immediately say if anyone was shot.
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Five winning ideas to build housing more quickly and cheaply for L.A.'s homeless community 16.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

One idea is to assemble micro communities out of polymer panels. Another is to revive the iconic L.A. bungalow courtyard. A third is to convert two-car garages into studio apartments across suburbia.

Those projects, and two others to build more-conventional housing using prefab modules, have been...

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ICE Is Sending Hundreds of Asylum-Seekers to a Private Prison in Mississippi 15.2.2019 Mother Jones
On a December morning in Tijuana, Isaac Molina and his family stood in a line of migrants waiting to be allowed into the United States to seek asylum. His case for protection was thoroughly documented—the gunshot wounds in his abdomen and back, at the hands of the Nicaraguan police, were more tangible evidence than most asylum-seekers have—and […]
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Trump Pick Pledges to Preserve 30-Year Mortgage 15.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The Trump administration’s pick to help overhaul the way many Americans finance their home purchases told Congress he would work to preserve the popular 30-year mortgage, a product he has criticized in the past.
Mpls. eyes new weapon in fight against climate change: energy disclosures 15.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minneapolis City Council is expected to pass rules that would require landlords and sellers disclose energy efficiency information before people commit to buying or renting. The thinking is these rules will help make Minneapolis' affordable housing and climate change goals.
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L.A. Planning Commission backs new hotel, housing development near USC 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A Los Angeles city commission backed plans Thursday for a new complex with hundreds of hotel rooms, shops, restaurants and housing near USC, overriding opponents who complained it would drive out longtime tenants and destroy a historic district.

The Fig would bring seven-story buildings to a 4.4-acre...

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Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House No. 21 trades hands in Hollywood Hills 14.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In the Hollywood Hills, a glass box with a storied past has sold for $3.26 million.

The Laurel Canyon home was constructed in conjunction with the Case Study House program, a post-World War II initiative that commissioned aesthetic and affordable housing prototypes from 1945 to 1964. Noted architects...

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Maxine Waters has a powerful new House position — and freshmen who could make it challenging 14.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Rep. Maxine Waters had toiled 28 years in Congress for the moment last month when she presided over the powerful House Financial Services Committee for the first time as its chairwoman — and she wanted to make sure everything was perfect.

So the Los Angeles Democrat cleared her throat, prepared...

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How the bullet train went from peak California innovation to the project from hell 14.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It was billed as the most ambitious public works project since the transcontinental railroad opened up the West.

The high-speed rail network would transform California — ​cleaner air, less congested freeways and airports, and more limited suburban sprawl with a whole new style of housing around...

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Military families in privatized housing 'afraid to come forward,' survey says 14.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Military Family Advisory Network gathered responses from families in 46 states. It concluded that residents' complaints were ignored and fear of retaliation on service members' careers persisted.
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A 2015 Case Was Supposed to Overhaul California’s Solitary Confinement. The Reality Is Much More Complicated. 13.2.2019 Mother Jones
The September 2015 day that Ashker v. Brown was settled, Dolores Canales’ son had been held in solitary confinement for 15 years. “It was such an emotional morning,” Canales, a founder of the advocacy group California Families Against Solitary Confinement, recalls of the time spent sitting in an Oakland hotel room surrounded by other families like hers as they prepared for the announcement. The landmark […]
U.S. consumer prices were flat in January 13.2.2019 LA Times: Business

Consumer prices rose slightly in January, as lower gasoline prices offset the rising costs of housing, clothing and medical care.

The Labor Department said the consumer price index rose only 1.6% last month from a year earlier. That matched the slowest pace of annual inflation since June 2017.

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'Patriotic Millionaires' Demand Multimillionaires Tax 13.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The taxes we're talking about will not affect people's quality of life," Abigail Disney said.
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