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Editorial: Trump's new homeless guru doesn't think housing is the key to ending homelessness 6.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The last thing the federal government needs is a homelessness consultant with regressive, outdated ideas about how to fix homelessness.

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Probe can’t determine cause of Minneapolis high-rise fire 3.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Officials found the blaze was accidental, but they weren’t able to pinpoint the exact cause. Last Wednesday’s fire left five people dead.
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Agency cited sprinkler need months before high-rise fire 30.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority noted a need for sprinklers in older high-rise apartments months before a massive fire broke out in a 50-year-old building, leaving five people dead from smoke inhalation.
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Here’s Why Neighborhoods With More People of Color Pay Higher Energy Bills 28.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in CityLab and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It is well-established that the lower a family’s income, the more that family will pay for lighting and heating the house, running appliances, and keeping the wi-fi on. Such outcomes would suggest that this is a class problem or a function […]
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Denver residents find radon in their subsidized apartments – and housing authority won’t do anything about it 22.11.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
While Denver has done some testing for carcinogenic radon in its public housing, 70 percent of units have yet to be checked. When testing by The Oregonian/OregonLive found high levels in several units, the Denver Housing Authority said it wouldn’t follow up.
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This Was the First Debate in Years That Anyone Asked About Housing 21.11.2019 Mother Jones
Housing is a sleeper issue in the 2020 presidential election. In response to a nationwide affordable housing crisis, candidates have issued robust affordable housing plans, toured homeless encampments, and talked it up on the campaign trail. It’s an issue of particular salience in the current political moment. Donald Trump is the only president to have […]
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Bernie Sanders and AOC Just Unveiled a Green New Deal for Public Housing 15.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in CityLab and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Socialist Democrats are pushing the progressive envelope with a new iteration of Green New Deal legislation this week, this time with a focus on public housing. On Thursday, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a new bill […]
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If Herman Cain Asked You to Vote For Trump, Would You? 14.11.2019 Mother Jones
Last week, President Donald Trump went to Atlanta and with much fanfare announced that his re-election campaign was launching a coalition that would convince Black people that they should reelect him in 2020. He cited the unemployment rate and the First Step Act, legislation that aimed to reduce the sentences of certain incarcerated people (but […]
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The Most Loyal Trump Official Is Actually a Black Woman 8.11.2019 Mother Jones
“You have not been the kindest journalist to me,” Lynne Patton told me over the phone. I could not argue with that: In reporting on her rise from Trump family aide to a key offic­ial at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, I’ve covered her one-month stay in public housing and her Instagram post […]
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October Democratic Debate: Live Fact Check, Analysis 16.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Twelve candidates are on stage in Westerville, Ohio, on Tuesday night — amid an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. NPR reporters are providing live analysis and fact checks of their remarks.
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Opinion: California's clear-cutting project in the Rim fire area is setting up the region for another tragedy 14.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Newsom's clear-cutting project in the Rim fire region increases the risk of fire and threatens California's climate and communities.

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Editorial: President Trump, if you really care about homelessness, help California house homeless people 20.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

No question, California has built far too little housing in recent decades, and that red tape has played a role in that. But Carson's solution to the problem, like President Trump's, is nothing more than slogans. They need to get real.

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With a Click of the Like Button, a Trump HUD Official Violated Federal Law 19.9.2019 Mother Jones
Lynne Patton, the New York and New Jersey regional administrator at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is well-known for her active and often controversial social media presence, in which she often attacks liberals and expresses admiration for President Donald Trump. But her laissez-faire attitude about how government officials should conduct themselves online may […]
Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Calling for Brett Kavanaugh’s Impeachment 15.9.2019 Mother Jones
On two separate occasions, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to classmates at Yale University in the 1980s, according to new reporting from New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly.  The two published details of the incidents, one of which involved Deborah Ramirez, whose allegations were not fully investigated during Kavanaugh’s confirmation […]
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Castro and Biden Spar Over Semantics, Health Care 13.9.2019 Mother Jones
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro sparred with former Vice President Joe Biden in a contentious moment at Thursday’s third Democratic presidential debate, arguing that Biden couldn’t keep the facts straight about his own health care plan. But Castro seems to have misheard Biden’s own words. Castro said that Biden’s plan would leave […]
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September Democratic debate: Live fact check, analysis 13.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Ten presidential candidates share the stage Thursday night. Follow NPR's live coverage of their remarks on health care, immigration, trade and more.
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Vouchers, Tax Credits, Zoning—Can a President Do Anything to Fix the Housing Crisis? 11.9.2019 Mother Jones
America is in the middle of a housing crisis. There is not a single county in the US where a minimum wage worker can afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment. Every night, nearly 553,000 people sleep on the streets in the United States. So, it’s no surprise that the 2020 presidential hopefuls are trying to […]
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'Fortnite' Update 10.30 Adds Moisty Palms, Greasy Grove & Tactical SMG - Patch Notes 11.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Fortnite" Update 10.30 is live,and it brings Moisty Palms and Greasy Grove to the Battle Royale map. Read the full patch notes here.
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HUD is Violating the Law by Withholding Billions in Disaster Aid From Puerto Rico, Democrats Say 6.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Democrats plan to investigate why HUD has missed a 90-day deadline to begin allowing Puerto Rico to apply for more than $8 billion in allocated mitigation funds for natural disasters.
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Jay Inslee Won the 2020 Presidential Climate Change Town Hall and Four More Takeaways 5.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Perhaps Washington Governor and 2020 dropout Jay Inslee has Washington D.C. in his future after all. Climate czar has a nice ring to it.
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