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Government wants to take blighted property neglected after L.A. riots; owner objects 23.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Ever since the 1992 riots, there have been promises but not changes at the corner of Vermont and Manchester avenues.

Property owner Eli Sasson has over the years proposed a shopping center, a housing development and an entertainment complex for a vacant lot the size of three football fields in...

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Wisconsin is the GOP model for ‘welfare reform.’ But as work requirements grow, so does one family’s desperation. 23.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The Trump administration is using Wisconsin as a model, but hopeful statistics belie the continuing struggles of low-income families trying to meet increasing standards for public assistance.
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Hollywood’s newest action star: The Constitution’s taking clause 19.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
It’s a true-story thriller featuring heroes, villains and a history-making struggle. ‘Little Pink House’ speaks truth to power.
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Next-gen mapping company with eye on self-driving cars opens office in Boulder 12.4.2018 Denver Post: Business
Here Technologies says its HD maps would help drivers and driverless cars get a more granular view of the road from the car lanes to landmarks.
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Douglas County GOP fills commissioner vacancy left by Trump administration appointee 12.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The Douglas County Republicans this week selected Diane Holbert, the treasurer for the county, as commissioner following the resignation of David Weaver from that post earlier this month.
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Sexual harassment at Colorado Capitol is a significant problem, but lawmakers will defer action for now 11.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado's sexual harassment scandal will linger into the 2019 legislative session, as leaders decided Wednesday not to take additional action this session to address the troubling culture at the Capitol.
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The unlikely link between the Front Range’s abandoned shopping carts and rising home prices 11.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A marker of urban blight, abandoned shopping carts are a reflection of rising home prices and with them, growing housing insecurity and homelessness, officials say. Those realities underline the challenges associated with cleanup efforts by a small but rising number of communities.
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You Are Here 7.4.2018 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Building long-term housing isn't enough. Homeless people need basic services now 22.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: A United Nations observer recently condemned the deplorable conditions in which the homeless residents of Los Angeles live. (“Faced with complaints of filth and blight, L.A. cracks down on overnight RV parking. Now, the homeless are scrambling,” March 15)

These people, despite being...

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As businesses cite blight, overnight RV parking bans on L.A. streets grow — and the homeless scramble 15.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

For a while, Vincent Neill and his family parked their weathered RVs on a stretch of roadway in Canoga Park, where the kids had friends down the street.

But then business owners began to complain, he said. So Neill, his wife and their seven children relocated their caravan of vehicles to a Chatsworth...

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Revival of a blighted South L.A. neighborhood is stalled by its onetime dentist, critics say 10.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary
After practicing dentistry for decades in South Los Angeles, and buying up most of his block, Alan Kleinman walked away, leaving behind abandoned buildings that he has refused to sell to developers who think the riot-damaged area around Broadway and Manchester is ripe for a revival.
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How Trump can take on the Justice Department — and help rural communities 8.3.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
There’s little hope that this $844,000 program can be salvaged even though it seeks to tackle crime and blight.
He stole $5 and a bottle of cologne. His bail was set at $350,000 5.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The case of a San Francisco senior citizen accused of stealing $5 and a bottle of cologne from his neighbor reveals the obvious injustice of California’s bail system, and may finally lead to reform.

Kenneth Humphrey has languished in San Francisco County Jail for more than 250 days on $350,000...

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No one would build on barren land near Suitland Metro. So the county is taking the risk. 26.12.2017 Washington Post
No one would build on barren land near Suitland Metro. So the county is taking the risk.
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Trump’s War on the Environment Is a Civil Rights Emergency 26.11.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The Trump administration’s dismantling of environmental regulations has intensified a growing civil rights battle over the deadly burden of pollution on minorities and low-income people. Black, Latino, and disadvantaged people have long been disproportionately afflicted by toxins from industrial plants, […]
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Historians respond to John F. Kelly's Civil War remarks: 'Strange,' 'sad,' 'wrong' 31.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
“It's the Jim Crow version of the causes of the Civil War. I mean, it tracks all of the major talking points of this pro-Confederate view of the Civil War,” said Stephanie McCurry, professor of history at Columbia University.
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The grandson of a slave is a vocal champion for Confederate monuments 9.10.2017 Washington Post
The Florida resident, whose grandfather was a Confederate soldier, calls the flag a symbol of Christianity: “A lot of people thought blacks fled, but blacks fought in every state.”
Battling Blight in Memphis 5.10.2017 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Tennessee’s second-largest city has become a national model for eliminating the scourge of abandoned buildings and vacant lots. In 2012, New Horizon Apartments, located midway between Elvis Presley’s Graceland and Memphis International Airport, had a major problem. The recently renovated complex was wedged between two burned-out buildings that were often targeted by vandals. But these kinds of contradictions are built into the cityscape. “Memphis is like a checkerboard: One street over, it’s horrible blight and the next street it’s just the nicest neighborhood you’ve ever been in,” says Ryan Poe, a life-long Memphis resident who writes for The Commercial Appeal, the city’s daily newspaper. “Growing up in Memphis, blight is a daily sight, and you know, you’re used to it.” Yet the checkerboard quality of blight erodes the quality of life in a neighborhood, depresses property values, and frustrates residents. Private developers were interested in acquiring the derelict buildings ...
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Two Mexico City earthquakes exactly 32 years apart. Two very different responses 22.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

At 22 million people, metropolitan Mexico City is the largest urban area in our hemisphere. As the capital of New Spain, it governed a massive empire, stretching from the Philippines to Utah. The symbol of the eagle and the snake, which is at the center of our flag and on the seal of the city of...

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London mayor targets ‘ghost mansions’ and empty penthouses 19.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Sadiq Khan believes taxing the empty properties could ease the city’s affordable housing shortage. Others aren’t so sure.
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