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Analysis: Trump's view of Middle East would make sense if nobody lived in Middle East 16.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Donald Trump banged the same old drum during a speech on national security Monday in Ohio. The Republican nominee hailed his candidacy as one of strength and toughness, touted his clarity of vision over the troubles that blight the Middle East and endanger America, and grandstanded once more on the threat of “radical Islam.” Nearly the entire national security establishment in Washington — which includes many card-carrying Republicans — seems to balk at the notion that Trump could be a viable, q... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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As US housing recovers, low incomes keep Detroit far behind 7.8.2016 AP Business
DETROIT (AP) -- Ann and Oscar Mack had fallen behind on property taxes and knew they faced foreclosure on their home of 20 years. But they didn&apos;t know their house on Maiden Street, in a blighted east side Detroit neighborhood, was already listed for auction....
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As US housing recovers, low incomes keep Detroit far behind 7.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

DETROIT (AP) — Ann and Oscar Mack had fallen behind on property taxes and knew they faced foreclosure on their home of 20 years. But they didn’t know their house on Maiden Street, in a blighted east side Detroit neighborhood, was already listed for auction. No one “let us know we were about to lose […]
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‘Everybody is still in pain.’ But is it finally getting better in riot-scarred Baltimore? 31.7.2016 Washington Post
More than a year after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, the six officers charged in the case have gone free. But while many in the nation long ago moved their attention elsewhere, Baltimore cannot.
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Detroit razes 10,000th vacant house under Duggan blight plan 19.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DETROIT (AP) — A two-story, wood-frame house on Detroit’s northwest side became the 10,000th vacant structure torn down as part of Mayor Mike Duggan’s massive plan to eliminate blight. An excavator was used to quickly tear down the house Tuesday on Marlowe Street. It was another win in a yearslong battle to improve Detroit neighborhoods. […]
Ruling: Lender cannot suddenly change your locks if you miss mortgage payments 18.7.2016 Seattle Times: Local

The Washington state Supreme Court ruled this month that mortgage lenders may not take possession of a property before foreclosure in response to missed mortgage payments.
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Washington state invalidates common mortgage provision 17.7.2016 AP Business
SEATTLE (AP) -- Laura Jordan came home from work one day to find herself locked out. She had missed two mortgage payments, and the company servicing her loan had changed the locks without warning....
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A wealthy U.S. family fights to control a key route to Canada 2.7.2016 Washington Post
A wealthy U.S. family fights to control a key route to Canada
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Blight reduction effort used in Illinois slammed by U.S. watchdog 28.6.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
Illinois blight fighters are disputing a taxpayer watchdog's report that casts doubt on the effectiveness of a federally funded effort to demolish vacant and abandoned homes left over from the nation's housing crisis. The report, by the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief ...
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Bill that would allow giant digital billboards in downtown L.A. draws heat 25.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

State lawmakers have resurrected a controversial bill that could allow  developers to erect several giant electronic billboards around the $1-billion Metropolis high-rise project in downtown Los Angeles.

The measure by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) is aimed at helping the economic...

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Beating death of homeless man in SF shows crisis in luxe cities 9.6.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Police are looking for more suspects in the torture of a homeless man who was beaten to death and dumped in a pond in Golden Gate Park.
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Homeless man tortured for three days, beaten to death and dumped in Golden Gate Park 9.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

San Francisco police searched Wednesday for more suspects in the three-day-long torture of a homeless man who was beaten to death and dumped in a pond in Golden Gate Park, a brutal crime targeting a vulnerable population that has become a major flashpoint in this city and others with rising housing...

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Beating death of homeless man shows problem in pricey cities 9.6.2016 AP Washington
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco police searched Wednesday for more suspects in the three-day-long torture of a homeless man who was beaten to death and dumped in a pond in Golden Gate Park, a brutal crime targeting a vulnerable population that has become a major flashpoint in this city and others with rising housing costs....
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Las Vegas residents on edge over invasion of squatters 15.5.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

Squatters have infiltrated every part of the Las Vegas Valley, taking over empty houses in working-class neighborhoods, in upscale planned communities and everywhere in between. And they often bring along a trail of crime.
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La Plata County: Cellphone tower could ruin view from train, house 27.4.2016 Durango Herald
A proposed cellphone tower in the Animas Valley comes with two promises: improved mobile phone reception, and to some, a blight that threatens historical surroundings.La Plata County officials expect to receive a Class II land-use permit application within a few months for a 120-foot, unlit monopole cellphone tower on Trimble Lane. The...
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Struggling Illinois homeowners get extra $151 million in federal help 21.4.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
Struggling Illinois homeowners may be able to get help with their mortgages later this year after the federal government awarded the state an extra $151 million to tackle the blight wrought by the Great Recession. The additional "Hardest Hit" funds allocated to Illinois on Wednesday mean it ...
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Essential California: Cal State teachers get a raise 9.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It is Saturday, April 9. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:

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Children and lead: Children living near the old Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon have higher levels of lead in their blood than those whose homes are farther away, according to new data. The...

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A tiny roof over one's head is better than none 20.3.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Until recently most Angelenos likely regarded tiny houses — residences as small as 70 square feet — with bemusement, as fodder for cable TV series or design magazines. Last month, however, tiny houses became a social justice cause when the city seized three that had been donated to people who are...

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Appellate court hands L.A. a legal victory on digital billboards 11.3.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A three-judge panel handed a major defeat Thursday to an advertising company that had sought to invalidate the city's prohibition on new digital billboards in Los Angeles.

Baton Rouge, La.-based Lamar Central Outdoor had challenged the city's 2002 sign ordinance, which bars new billboards from...

MN tree researchers, foodies give American chestnut a second chance 28.1.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A blight in the early 1900s wiped out the species, once known as the "Redwoods of the East." Now, a southern Minnesota farm is producing hybrid chestnut trees that survive winters and bear fruit.
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