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Feds to spend more than $10.5 million on Colorado public housing 12.2.2016 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will set aside more than $10.5 million to improve public housing in Colorado, officials said ...
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Tickets Out of Poverty? 9.2.2016 American Prospect
This article appears in the Winter 2016 issue of The American Prospect magazine.  Subscribe here . For Lorraine Washington, a housing choice voucher, colloquially known as Section 8, represents escape and opportunity. Before her recent move enabled by the subsidy, she lived in the Blumberg Apartments, a public housing complex in one of the most impoverished corners of Philadelphia. Then the Philadelphia Housing Authority slated her building for demolition and offered its residents a choice: They could move to a new public housing unit in the city or accept a Section 8 voucher—which can, in theory, be used anywhere they might want to go. “You should see the mob of people out here at night, drug dealers everywhere,” Washington said before her move. “It was terrible to come around here and try to walk around at night. I’m used to being very clean, not this trash all over the place and people disrespecting you. I have had a lot of problems around here, with people I don’t even know. Me and my daughter don’t ...
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Despite Mixed Results, Congress Expands 'Moving To Work' Program In Pittsburgh 9.2.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
Congress expanded a Department of Housing and Urban Development program called "Moving to Work" that gives local housing authorities increased autonomy. Longtime participants, such as the Pittsburgh housing authority, like the freedom but not everyone agrees that the program benefits the people who rely on those agencies.
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Alaska State Troopers steer clear of tribal-leadership dispute 7.2.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Alaska state troopers said they don’t know who the rightful tribal leaders are in a western Alaska village involved in a power struggle, and they’ve taken no action weeks after a federal judge said the agency could use force to evict former leaders.
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Salinas tries to reboot itself as agricultural technology center of California 7.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Dario Molina's alternative life scrolls by on both sides of Highway 101 north: acre upon acre of lettuce, spinach, heartbreak.

Not me, he thinks. Not anymore.

"Sometimes I reminisce," Molina says. "Damn, I remember working in that field. I remember that heat ... that song. Now I'm just thinking,...

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Salinas hopes to turn farm workers' children into computer scientists 6.2.2016 LA Times: Business

Dario Molina's alternative life scrolls by on both sides of Highway 101 north: acre upon acre of lettuce, spinach, heartbreak.

Not me, he thinks. Not anymore.

"Sometimes I reminisce," Molina says. "Damn, I remember working in that field. I remember that heat ... that song. Now I'm just thinking,...

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Wall Street’s impact on Seattle’s housing affordability 4.2.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Cash-buyers in Seattle’s red-hot housing market are more often than not large investors whose first order of business is to hike up rents.
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Wells Fargo to pay $1.2 billion to settle home loan case 3.2.2016 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wells Fargo says it has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to settle a lawsuit from the government related to its Federal Housing Administration home mortgage program....
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Wells Fargo to pay $1.2 billion to settle home loan case 3.2.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo says it has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to settle a lawsuit from the government related to its Federal Housing Administration home mortgage program. The bank said Wednesday it reached the agreement earlier this week with the U.S. Department of Justice, two attorneys general and the Department of Housing […]
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NYC flood defense plan advances, but completion years off 27.1.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW YORK (AP) — After ocean waters poured into lower Manhattan during Superstorm Sandy, experts began dreaming up a solution: a U-shaped barrier of earthen berms, walls and gates that would keep floods out and the nation’s financial capital dry. Now, more than three years later, a version of that idea has stacked up over […]
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L.A. is working to count a hidden population - homeless young people 27.1.2016 LA Times: Commentary

When Marlon Sibrian turned 18 and aged out of the Los Angeles County foster care system, he had nowhere to go. His social worker dropped him off at the door of a Boyle Heights youth shelter.

Sibrian's time there made it easy for him to recognize the homeless young men amid similarly hoodie-clad...

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NYC flood defense plan advances, but completion years off 27.1.2016 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- After ocean waters poured into lower Manhattan during Superstorm Sandy, experts began dreaming up a solution: a U-shaped barrier of earthen berms, walls and gates that would keep floods out and the nation's financial capital dry....
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Live updates: Democrats line up to be questioned one by one at Iowa town hall 26.1.2016 Chicago Tribune: Nation
More from Trail Guide Jan. 24 Donald Trump: 'I try to pay as little tax as possible' Jan. 23 Donald Trump says he could 'shoot somebody' and not lose voters Jan. 22 Chris Christie heads back to New Jersey as blizzard approaches Jan. 21 Donald Trump and Ted Cruz try to debunk each other's ...
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Julian Castro, campaigning for Hillary Clinton, embarks on a vice presidential test run in Iowa 25.1.2016 LA Times: Nation

Julian Castro, a rising star in the Democratic Party, was stumping for Hillary Clinton in southeastern Iowa on Sunday when a union leader extended a hand and a question in Spanish.

“I heard Clinton might pick you for vice president,” said Jose Pulido, who represents workers at a hog slaughterhouse...

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Potential running mate to campaign for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire 25.1.2016 Boston Globe: New Hampshire
Potential running mate to campaign for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire
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No federal funding for Front Range disaster projects 24.1.2016 Denver Post: Local
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — The city of Longmont is looking for $130 million in an effort to reduce the flood plain of the ...
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Michelle Obama urges mayors to remove 'stain' of veteran homelessness and praises L.A. efforts 22.1.2016 LA Times: Nation

First Lady Michelle Obama urged the nation's mayors Thursday to redouble efforts to ease homelessness among military veterans in a speech that both highlighted progress and underscored the magnitude of the problem.

Obama, speaking at the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington,...

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Cain and Abel, Michael and Fredo, Cuomo and de Blasio 9.1.2016 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
They were once brothers in liberalism, but now the governor regularly yanks the mayor’s chain, especially about homelessness.
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AP EXPLAINS: End-of-session spending, tax bills in Congress 13.12.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and top lawmakers want to wrap up a year’s worth of budget work and let Congress adjourn this coming week until 2016. There are two major bills: A $1.1 trillion government-wide spending measure and a broad renewal of expiring tax breaks for businesses and individuals that could cost hundreds […]
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AP EXPLAINS: End-of-session spending, tax bills in Congress 13.12.2015 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House and top lawmakers want to wrap up a year's worth of budget work and let Congress adjourn this coming week until 2016. There are two major bills: A $1.1 trillion government-wide spending measure and a broad renewal of expiring tax breaks for businesses and individuals that could cost hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade....
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