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Home builders: Cities gouge with permit fees to fund other needs 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
A trade group for home builders alleges that many Minnesota cities overcharge for building permits to cover unrelated city costs.
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Superstorm Sandy Was One of the Worst and Best Things to Happen to Rockaway Beach 18.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Last year, right before Memorial Day, the business owners of Rockaway Beach got a terrible shock. New York City officials abruptly declared that a popular 12-block section of beachfront would be closed for the summer, and perhaps indefinitely. The reasoning […]
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Minneapolis Fed president talks potential recession 16.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Neel Kashkari joined the program and discussed what’s going on in the economy regionally and nationally.
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As Minneapolis mayor proposes budget, protesters demonstrate against police 16.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Protesters disrupted Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s budget proposal speech several times, with one protester saying they wanted money for victims of police brutality and other crimes.
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Scooter startup snubs San Francisco's poorest neighborhood despite promising access 15.8.2019 LA Times: Business

Like 11 other dockless e-scooter companies, Scoot Networks was eager to obtain a coveted permit to do business in San Francisco.

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Developers see plenty of growth in senior housing market 15.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As the baby-boomer generation ages, there’s a growing number of senior housing projects going up to meet future demand.
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Singapore prefers its Speakers' Corner to the Hong Kong protests, thank you 15.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

Singapore is approaching the unrest in Hong Kong with caution over fears of angering Beijing and triggering activism at home.

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'Cadillac tax' on generous health plans may be headed to congressional junkyard 14.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The tax on an employer's generous health plan — originally envisioned as a way to get patients to avoid unneeded care — has never been implemented. Now Congress is considering a bipartisan repeal.
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California sues to stop Trump rollback of Obama-era restrictions on coal-burning power plants 13.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said Trump's effort to dismantle the Clean Power Plan undercuts efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Trump Called Baltimore “Vermin Infested” While the Federal Government Fails to Clean Up Rodents in Subsidized Housing 13.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica. President Donald Trump launched a multiday Twitter tirade last month directed at U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, sharing video footage of derelict Baltimore neighborhoods and asking why the Democratic congressman wasn’t doing more to address the “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” in his district. Though Trump didn’t say […]
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Amid housing crisis, Culver City is the latest town to cap rents 13.8.2019 LA Times: Business

Culver City approved a temporary rent control measure Monday, joining other Southern California cities that have boosted tenant protections.

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Lured by jobs and housing, Karen refugees spread across Minnesota 13.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A small but growing number of Karen refugees are migrating from the Twin Cities metro area to put down roots in places like Albert Lea, Austin, Marshall and Willmar in Greater Minnesota.
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The Trump Administration Is Setting Up Victims of Housing Discrimination to Fail | Opinion 12.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
If Housing Secretary Ben Carson has his way, it will be virtually impossible to fight the unjustified policies that disproportionately bar people of color from obtaining housing.
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Iowa State Fair Candidates Live Stream: Schedule, What to Know As Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris Take Soapbox 10.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Day three of the Iowa State Fair political soapbox features a packed lineup of nine Democratic candidates.
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Lindsey Graham Says Republicans Will Try to "Repeal and Replace" Obamacare—Again 10.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"This is what 2020 is about. If we can get the House back and keep our majority in the Senate, and President Trump wins re-election, I can promise you not only are we going to repeal Obamacare, we're going to do it in a smart way..."
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The Impractical, Unsophisticated, Very Necessary Long-Shot Campaign to Unseat Nancy Pelosi 9.8.2019 Mother Jones
“I’m pretty sure,” says the man running to unseat Nancy Pelosi, “I am the only congressional candidate in the history of the republic who has spent time at Burning Man rhyming about the climate crisis and police violence and the role of immigrants in our community.” Shahid Buttar is laughing a little. He knows how […]
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Column: SoCal Gas accused of setting up an 'astro-turf' group to plead its case to regulators 8.8.2019 LA Times: Business

Environmentalists allege that SoCal Gas funded an astro-turf group to make its case to the California PUC.

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Not enough affordable housing? What about 'mobile' homes? 7.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota, like much of the nation, has acute shortages of affordable housing. Manufactured housing, also known as “mobile homes,” cost far less than traditional homes, and could be a solution. But lack of supply and a decline in the number of mobile home parks are major impediments.
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Ponderosa community urges other mobile home park residents to stay attuned to Boulder manufactured housing strategy 6.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
With Boulder City Council on Tuesday set to adopt a manufactured housing strategy meant to boost the longevity and preserve the future affordability of its four mobile home parks, Ponderosa community residents are urging mobile home dwellers to stay intently attuned to the city’s effort as it matures.
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In the midst of a housing shortage, Minneapolis struggles to help homeless 6.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The lack of affordable housing across the Twin Cities continues to be an insurmountable obstacle for many people trying to move off the street. That makes it especially difficult for cities like Minneapolis, which wants to respond compassionately while preventing another large encampment.
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