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By Investing in Pre-K, We Can Create a Generation of Pandemic-Resistant Adults 9.7.2020 Mother Jones
As the world grapples with the devastation of the coronavirus, one thing is clear: The United States simply wasn’t prepared. Despite repeated warnings from infectious disease experts over the years, we lacked essential beds, equipment, and medication; public health advice was confusing, and our leadership offered no clear direction while sidelining credible health professionals and institutions. […]
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Biden’s Campaign Teamed up With Bernie to Write a Progressive Platform. Will Joe Actually Run on It? 9.7.2020 Mother Jones
Joe Biden wouldn’t back the Green New Deal. Throughout the Democratic primary, he acknowledged the urgency of the climate crisis, but maintained any solution should be “rational and affordable.” Instead of committing to the vision Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) had put forth, Biden proposed his own plan to create 10 million green new jobs. Ocasio-Cortez […]
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Apartment developers remain bullish on Denver even as the pandemic batters the economy 3.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
Denver's recent apartment boom has come during a time in which the city has attracted young, high-paid renters from other parts of the country in droves and condo development in Colorado has been depressed by concerns about developer liability. Now that the decade-long economic expansion that helped fuel the boom has come to an abrupt end thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, apartment developers --in Denver and across the country-- find themselves at a crossroads.
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How North Carolina Transformed Itself Into the Worst State to Be Unemployed 2.7.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. By March, when the coronavirus began accelerating through the United States, Shawn Hill-Watkins had been working as a cashier at a Food Lion supermarket […]
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Biden Wants to Desegregate the Suburbs. Naturally, Trump Is Furious. 2.7.2020 Mother Jones
During the 2020 Democratic primary, housing policy played a far more prominent role than in any presidential contest in recent memory, as candidates released aggressive plans to combat rising costs, exclusionary zoning, and a wave of evictions. But the issue seemed destined to be relegated to the margins in the general election, amid more politically potent […]
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Coronavirus and financial hurdles are delaying projects to build homeless housing 1.7.2020 LA Times: Health

More than six months after Mayor Eric Garcetti predicted that a new housing project for homeless people would open every three weeks, there has been only one other opening to celebrate. The coronavirus pandemic is one reason for the delay -- but only one.

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Column One: Two Midwestern cities. Two local billionaires (Koch and Buffett). Which one can boost prosperity? 1.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

In the middle of America, without intention or, really, anyone noticing, a decades-long, real-world experiment shaped by the money, politics and eccentricities of two 80-something billionaires is underway in two equally white, Christian, Republican cities.

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DPS graduates can attend Community College of Denver for free this fall 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Eligible 2020 graduates of Denver Public Schools can attend the Community College of Denver for free this fall, the college announced Tuesday.
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The Spin: Mayor Lightfoot blasts Trump, lays out ‘terms of engagement’ for feds to help Chicago | Top cop blames ‘evil murdering bastards’ for children’s deaths in Chicago | Gas tax, minimum wage hikes hit July 1 30.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.
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Opinion: Corruption at City Hall isn't surprising, but it's still infuriating 27.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Readers say they are not surprised by L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar's arrest, but that did not stop them from expressing outrage.

Opinion: Amid pandemic and recession, the Trump administration attacks 20 million Americans' health coverage 26.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Didn't Trump take the hint from the 2018 election, when Democrats retook the House by running against the GOP's efforts to repeal Obamacare?

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Taipei's homeless are few but desperate 25.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

Homelessness is a rare misfortune in Taiwan, but still a struggle. "I have nothing," says one man. "I'm worried about starving."

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Letters to the Editor: Arresting Councilman Jose Huizar won't end corruption at L.A. City Hall 25.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Developers flocked to Jose Huizar's council district, where they allegedly could pay to play. Now, it's time for other city leaders to act.

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Editorial: How L.A. City Hall enabled Jose Huizar's alleged corruption 24.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It's far past time for the council to untangle the unholy intertwining of campaign finance and the city's land-use approval process.

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Editorial: Death row inmates have constitutional rights, too 23.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A 1996 federal law limited death row appeals by undermining the spirit of constitutional protections against improper imprisonment. We need to fix that.

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'Heroes Wear Masks': Father-daughter duo shares a message in chalk 21.6.2020 LA Times: Health

In late March, Neal Brandenburg used street art to keep his daughters occupied. Months later, the Culver City chalk became a neighborhood sensation.

Editorial: Could a vacancy tax help L.A.'s housing crisis? Maybe. But not the version the city is planning 21.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

L.A.'s major housing problem is not the small number of homes sitting empty. It's the shortage of housing affordable to middle- and low-income Angelenos.

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Why the sickest workers may be among the first back on the job 19.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
America’s employment-based health insurance system could become another liability in the country’s fight to contain the coronavirus, pushing workers at highest risk of serious illness from the coronavirus back to work the fastest.
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Editorial: L.A. County has a plan to move away from jails and toward public health. What are we waiting for? 19.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We need L.A. County's Care First, Jails Last Alternatives to Incarceration program moving forward, fully funded.

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Hickenlooper, Romanoff say they haven’t done enough for racial justice in final Democratic Senate debate 17.6.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Both candidates said they would reopen the case of Elijah McClain, an unarmed black man who died during a violent arrest in Aurora last summer.
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