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Even Scott Pruitt’s Friends Have Given Up on Him 18.6.2018 Mother Jones
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt may still be clinging to his job despite his ever-expanding list of controversies, but his inner circle of allies is shrinking fast.  Since April, seven key EPA staffers have resigned, four of whom had once worked for him or were longtime friends he brought to the EPA from Oklahoma. And while not directly affiliated […]
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Linking Commuter Rail to Jobs, Housing, and Opportunity in Eastern Massachusetts 18.6.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Michael Dwyer Passengers board a train at South Station in Boston Waiting at a suburban station for the train to Boston, I remember my father, who commuted to the state capital from our home south of the city for more than four decades. These old, stubborn purple-trimmed trains still lumber along just like they did when he first started riding them to work in the 1970s. As I listen for the rails to hiss and give away the approaching train, I wonder if the waves of growth and innovation engulfing metro Boston will finally force the Bay State to take a fresh approach to transit, housing, and commercial development. Scurrying down the platform toward a conductor, who hangs out of an open door to wave us in, I pass a route map for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) vast commuter rail network. A dozen branching lines carry passengers over nearly 400 miles of track (Chicago and New York are the only systems in the U.S. with greater reach). In the first half of the 19th century, ...
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Global Economy Week Ahead: U.S. Housing Starts, Brazil Rate Decision, Eurozone PMI 18.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
In the week ahead, the U.S. will see data on housing starts and home sales, while Brazil’s central bank makes an interest-rate decision and manufacturing numbers from Europe are released.
Ethics Watchdog Asks EPA to Expand Probe into Pruitt's Actions 16.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The federal government’s ethics watchdog pushed the Environmental Protection Agency’s in-house investigators to expand and accelerate their inquiry into allegations against Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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Tourism-related hiring drives May job gains in Colorado, pushing down unemployment rate 16.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
Strong tourism-related hiring contributed to a gain of 7,700 nonfarm jobs in the state last month, which pushed the unemployment rate down a notch to 2.8 percent, according to a monthly update from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
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U.S. new home construction expected to fall 300,000 units short of demand this year, more pressure for home-starved markets like Denver 15.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
Another day, another troubling outlook for the U.S. housing market. The National Association of Home Builders forecasts more than 900,000 new homes will get started in the U.S. this year. But that's not nearly enough.
'These are not kids kept in cages': Inside a Texas shelter for immigrant youth 15.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Casa Padre is a former Walmart Super Center converted into living, recreation and dining quarters for 1,469 immigrant boys ages 10 to 17.
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Colorado company picked to develop former Loretto Heights campus 15.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A local company has been picked to develop the storied Colorado Heights University campus, a visible landmark in southwest Denver that has brought out the protective instincts in its neighbors.
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San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor Defies the Liberal Litmus Test 14.6.2018 Mother Jones
London Breed officially became San Francisco’s first black female mayor Wednesday, surviving a bruising election and over a week of uncertainty after the polls closed, when Mark Leno conceded the race.  The victory makes Breed the latest in what can seem like a national wave of black women running for and winning—or at least progressing toward—public […]
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Rents pricing out minimum-wage workers across the U.S., report says 14.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
High housing costs in Colorado and across the country have been putting the pinch on renters and prospective home buyers for some time.
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Low-income renters at risk of eviction in Denver can now seek legal help from a City Council-backed defense fund 14.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Struggling renters who face eviction in Denver can now receive help from a pilot legal defense program that launched Wednesday with money provided by the City Council.
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Faribault sued for housing discrimination 13.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The ACLU is suing the city of Faribault over a housing ordinance. ACLU lawyers say the city tried to force out Somali immigrants and African-Americans.
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Borrowing Costs Climb Along With Fed Rate Increases 13.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Borrowing costs for consumers have risen as the Federal Reserve continues to tighten monetary policy, with interest rates on home, auto and credit-card loans reaching multiyear highs in recent months.
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A Rockies hall of fame in LoDo? Baseball team has big plans for a Coors Field parking lot 13.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Pro sports franchises generally build rosters. Occasionally they build practice facilities, sometimes stadiums, arenas or ballparks. The Colorado Rockies are primed to be the first Denver team to make the jump to full-on mixed-use developer.
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DU leads the way as metro universities drastically change landscape 12.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The University of Denver is not only building a new $143 million first-year dorm, it also is plowing ahead with a "radical transformation" of the campus.
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Sheriff seeks three suspects who fled area where Vail Valley fire started 11.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
Tour guide saw the shooters spark the wildfire that has consumed more than 400 acres near the Wolcott gun range.
Front Range housing growth control measure faces dim future as efforts to get it on the ballot flounder 11.6.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
A growth-control ballot measure that would severely curtail the construction of new homes and apartments along the Front Range likely won't get a hearing before voters, after its chief cheerleader conceded he's abandoning the effort for now.
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From Rats to Rainwater, a Tour of New York Public Housing 9.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
What began as a utopian New Deal dream is now a nightmare. Government should leave this business.
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Larimer Square redevelopment on ice as owner convenes advisory committee to discuss idea 8.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
A few months after unveiling them, Larimer Sqaure's owner has pressed pause on plans that call for two new buildings on the block likely to dwarf their historic and legally protected 1800s predecessors. Instead, a new group, the Larimer Square advisory committee, will convene this month to talk options.
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Growing Pains 8.6.2018 American Prospect
Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. Tomato grower Harry Singh had an idea for speeding up the harvest in the fields he rents at the Camp Pendleton Marine Base near San Diego. His foreman told Serafín Rincón, 61, to pick beside two imported contract workers in their 20s. In the summer heat, Rincón was told to run. He could hardly keep up. Rincón had come to work with his friends Santiago Bautista and Rufino Zafra They were all longtime farm workers in the area. Bautista had been working in San Diego since 2003, and Zafra since 1975. All day they had to listen to gritos(shouting) and insults from their boss Celerino when they fell behind. "Stupid donkey, you're old now," he shouted at them. "You can't make it anymore!"  The three even started trying to hold it when they had to go to the bathroom, after being yelled at for going too often. Not that using those bathrooms was a ...
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