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America’s Climate Refugees Have Been Abandoned by Trump 17.10.2017 Mother Jones
As hurricane after hurricane ravages Puerto Rico and the Gulf Coast, the Trump administration has quietly walked away from a government-wide effort to help the growing number of American communities whose very existence is threatened by climate change. “There are communities that need help right now. They’re struggling, they’re asking, and the resources to assist […]
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How to Wipe Out Puerto Rico’s Debt 16.10.2017 American Prospect
(Rex Features via AP Images) Activists rally at Trump Tower in New York on October 3, 2017. An earlier version of this article ran at CounterPunch . During his visit to hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump shocked the bond market when he told Geraldo Rivera of Fox News that he was going to wipe out the island’s bond debt. He said on October 3: You know they owe a lot of money to your friends on Wall Street. We’re gonna have to wipe that out. That’s gonna have to be—you know, you can say goodbye to that. I don’t know if it’s Goldman Sachs but whoever it is, you can wave good-bye to that. How did the president plan to pull this off? Pam Martens and Russ Martens, writing in Wall Street on Parade , note that the U.S. municipal bond market holds $3.8 trillion in debt, and it is not just owned by Wall Street banks. Mom-and-pop retail investors are exposed to billions of dollars of potential losses through their holdings of Puerto Rican municipal bonds, either directly or in mutual funds. ...
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Forecast: California home prices will continue to rise in 2018 13.10.2017 LA Times: Business

Home prices in California will continue to increase next year, but at a slower pace, said a forecast released Thursday by the California Association of Realtors.

The median price of a home is expected to rise 4.2 percent in 2018 to $561,000, less than the expected 7.2 percent increase this year.

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The federal government spends more than twice as much subsidizing homeowners as it does helping people avoid homelessness 11.10.2017 Washington Post
The federal government spends more than twice as much subsidizing homeowners as it does helping people avoid homelessness
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14 Michigan communities awarded water system fix-up funds 27.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Fourteen Michigan communities are getting money to improve their water and sewer systems. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. says $23.2 million in grants are being distributed under a program established last year. It’s intended to boost economic growth and help low- and moderate-income communities upgrade public infrastructure. The recipients were chosen […]
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National Museum Of African American History And Culture Celebrates 1 Year 25.9.2017 NPR News
Thousands of people flock to the museum each day, making it one of the most popular Smithsonian destinations in the nation's capital.
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Ben Carson breaks with Trump, endorses Roy Moore in Alabama Senate nomination race 23.9.2017 Washington Post
Ben Carson breaks with Trump, endorses Roy Moore in Alabama Senate nomination race
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East St. Louis regains control over housing authority 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — The city of East St. Louis has regained control of its housing authority after three decades, though it still has some federal oversight. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday formally returned the southwest Illinois city’s housing authority to local control. The department has entered into […]
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The Energy 202: Climate change terms altered in another corner of EPA’s website 22.9.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Climate change terms altered in another corner of EPA’s website
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Tenants to get rent reimbursement for Harvey flooded units 21.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials are trying to determine how many public housing residents were wrongly told to pay rent this month for homes left uninhabitable by Hurricane Harvey. The Houston Chronicle reports that some residents at the Houston Housing Authority’s Clayton Homes complex were told they’d lose their units if they didn’t pay. The […]
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Federal posts unfilled 8 months into Trump administration 17.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DENVER (AP) — A slow hiring pace by the Donald Trump administration in Colorado and surrounding states has produced a spate of vacant top federal jobs. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/2h8Lp7L) the delays affect law enforcement, the environment, housing and other policy. Colorado Springs businessman Robert Blaha co-chaired Trump’s Colorado presidential campaign and participates in […]
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The Trump administration has yet to fill some crucial federal posts for Colorado, the region 17.9.2017 Denver Post: Local
Eight months into the Trump administration, a slate of top federal jobs in Colorado and the West remains unfilled -- a hiring delay that touches everything from the environment to criminal justice and one which local leaders and activists said hampers their ability to work with the White House.
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3 New Mexico tribes get federal housing dollars 15.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three New Mexico Native American communities will be sharing more than $2 million in federal housing grants. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding grants to the Jicarilla Apache Housing Authority, the Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority and the housing authority at Cochiti Pueblo. With a need for more […]
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Alaska Native tribes, villages win HUD grants 15.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal officials say 14 Alaska Native tribes and villages have won grants totaling more than $7 million for housing projects and economic development needs. The $7.03 million comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Officials say the funds awarded Thursday are part of $55.2 million in grants being […]
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The best and the brightest in the Trump administration ... and everyone else 14.9.2017 Washington Post
The best and the brightest in the Trump administration ... and everyone else
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Guam government seeks apartment bids for homeless shelter 12.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HAGNATA, Guam (AP) — The government of Guam is asking owners of apartment buildings to submit bids to provide temporary shelter to the island’s homeless. The Pacific Daily News reported (http://bit.ly/2wUeiLb ) Monday that the government is interested in finding out how many private businesses would lease an apartment complex with a minimum of 15 […]
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After nine months, federal offices are still waiting to hang Trump’s picture 12.9.2017 Washington Post
After nine months, federal offices are still waiting to hang Trump’s picture
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson has a compassion problem 12.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
HUD Secretary Ben Carson has a compassion problem
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Decatur spending $400,000 in federal money on sidewalks 9.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The Decatur City Council has approved $400,000 to pay for replacing old sidewalks in inner-city neighborhoods. The (Decatur) Herald and Review reports that work was expected to start this week and be finished by Dec. 8. Public Works Director Rick Marley says the city hasn’t undertaken a project solely focused on […]
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This budget shift would make a bad housing situation worse 9.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
It is clear that reducing federal funding where it is needed the most will hurt millions of families nationwide
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