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Halting HIV by 2030 is a challenge. Here’s why it’s especially tough in the South 17.2.2019 LA Times: Nation

By midmorning, a line snaked out the door of AID Atlanta’s Midtown clinic. It was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and the waiting room was packed with people — a worker in an orange safety vest, a mother cradling a toddler, a man in a navy suit — waiting to be tested.

Downstairs, Ted Krug,...

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Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a key test on his embrace of a new California water tax 17.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Thirty-four words written into California law a few years ago take a strong stance on the most basic of human needs:

“It is hereby declared to be the established policy of the state that every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption,...

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$1,973 LEDs and the Green New Deal 16.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
How many union workers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
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This city told Amazon and Google: No incentives for you 16.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Amazon canceled plans for a New York City Headquarter after meeting stiff opposition over big tax breaks and other incentives. A California mayor refused to offer similar incentives but landed Google anyway.
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Deploy an 'army of cats' to catch L.A. City Hall's rats? Not so fast 16.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Los Angeles County health officials said Friday that bringing in cats to deal with City Hall’s rat infestation would only spread the fleas being carried by rodents.

“The fleas from the rat would immediately jump onto the cat,” said Dr. Dawn Terashita, an associate director with the Los Angeles...

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Five winning ideas to build housing more quickly and cheaply for L.A.'s homeless community 16.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

One idea is to assemble micro communities out of polymer panels. Another is to revive the iconic L.A. bungalow courtyard. A third is to convert two-car garages into studio apartments across suburbia.

Those projects, and two others to build more-conventional housing using prefab modules, have been...

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In Palm Springs, a record $9-million sale showcases the Midcentury craze 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A great migration is underway in Palm Springs. More than 100,000 people are flocking to the desert city Feb. 14-24 for a celebration and exploration of all things Midcentury Modern.

It’s called Modernism Week, and it has helped drive renewed interest in the chic style from the middle of the last...

The Hauntingly Beautiful Spirit Houses of Thailand 15.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Author Pitchaya Sudbanthad recalls learning about the importance of his family's spirit houses while visiting his grandparents in Thailand as a child.
Mpls. eyes new weapon in fight against climate change: energy disclosures 15.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minneapolis City Council is expected to pass rules that would require landlords and sellers disclose energy efficiency information before people commit to buying or renting. The thinking is these rules will help make Minneapolis' affordable housing and climate change goals.
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L.A. Planning Commission backs new hotel, housing development near USC 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A Los Angeles city commission backed plans Thursday for a new complex with hundreds of hotel rooms, shops, restaurants and housing near USC, overriding opponents who complained it would drive out longtime tenants and destroy a historic district.

The Fig would bring seven-story buildings to a 4.4-acre...

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Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House No. 21 trades hands in Hollywood Hills 14.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In the Hollywood Hills, a glass box with a storied past has sold for $3.26 million.

The Laurel Canyon home was constructed in conjunction with the Case Study House program, a post-World War II initiative that commissioned aesthetic and affordable housing prototypes from 1945 to 1964. Noted architects...

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Maxine Waters has a powerful new House position — and freshmen who could make it challenging 14.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Rep. Maxine Waters had toiled 28 years in Congress for the moment last month when she presided over the powerful House Financial Services Committee for the first time as its chairwoman — and she wanted to make sure everything was perfect.

So the Los Angeles Democrat cleared her throat, prepared...

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Congress awaits final border bill with shutdown deadline looming 14.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
House and Senate leaders aim to vote by the Friday deadline on a seven-bill spending package that includes a $1.375 billion in funding for 55 miles of fencing along the U.S. border with Mexico.
New York City Legislation Would Make It Cheaper to Rent an Apartment 13.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Bills slated to be introduced by New York City Councilman Keith Powers and Councilwoman Carlina Rivera would limit brokers’ fees and security deposits on rental apartments.
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'Patriotic Millionaires' Demand Multimillionaires Tax 13.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The taxes we're talking about will not affect people's quality of life," Abigail Disney said.
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Abandoning high-speed rail would be a mistake for California, the country and the planet 13.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Gavin Newsom distressed some people and delighted others Tuesday when he announced that he was putting on hold California’s ambitious plans to build a bullet train from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and that he would instead focus on finishing high-speed rail service where construction was...

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Read Gov. Gavin Newsom's prepared remarks for his first State of the State address 13.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Here are the full prepared remarks for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first State of the State address:

Mr. Speaker, thank you for being a champion for all Californians – and for welcoming Jen and me into your house today.

Madam Pro Tem – thank you for your commitment to collaboration, which has helped make...

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Newsom to dramatically scale back struggling high-speed rail, twin tunnels projects 13.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in his State of the State speech today that he intends to scale back the California’s $77-billion high-speed rail system, saying that while the state has "the capacity to complete a high-speed rail link between Merced and Bakersfield," "there simply isn’t a path to get...

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HUD Official Who Planned Eric Trump’s Wedding Just Kicked Off a Monthlong Publicity Stunt 12.2.2019 Mother Jones
After saying that the government shutdown delayed her plans, Department of Housing and Urban Development Regional Administrator Lynne Patton is moving into New York City’s public housing for one month. Patton, who once organized events for members of the Trump family (including Eric Trump’s wedding), was appointed by HUD Secretary Ben Carson in 2017 to […]
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This Is the Green New Deal’s Biggest Problem 11.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Slate. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. There might be no better monument to the limits of American environmentalism in the climate change era than a parking garage in Berkeley, California. It’s got “rooftop solar, electric-vehicle charging stations and dedicated spots for car-share vehicles, rainwater capture and water treatment […]
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