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Fort Snelling housing developer says project’s prospects looking up 24.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plymouth-based Dominium says financing is expected to fall into place. But costs for the 200-unit apartment project are soaring.
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Southern California home prices and sales surged in December 23.1.2020 LA Times: Business

The Southern California median sales price hit a new record of $550,000 last month, a 7.2% increase from the same period a year earlier.

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Health insurers take on Big Pharma, plan to manufacture their own drugs 23.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Frustrated by high prices, health insurers plan to start manufacturing generic prescription drugs.

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Jessica Cisneros Could Be the Next AOC. (But Don’t Tell Her That.) 21.1.2020 Mother Jones
Jessica Cisneros needed to find a dentist. When she decided to challenge Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar in the upcoming Democratic primary, Cisneros quit her job and moved back in with her parents in Laredo to save money. She’d bought her own insurance plan after turning 26 last May, but it didn’t include dental, and she […]
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Q&A: Pete Buttigieg on the monumental task of cleaning up Trump's mess 21.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

In a meeting with the L.A. Times editorial board, Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks about Iran, climate change and if America is ready for a gay president.

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Editorial: NIMBYs beware: California could make it harder to block homeless and affordable housing 19.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Blocking frivolous lawsuits would be a smart way to ensure taxpayer dollars for housing aren't wasted or held up by chicanery.

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Letters to the Editor: Will SB 50 result in more affordable housing in California, or just more housing? 17.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

There is plenty of new construction, but much of it is for high-priced condos and apartments. Simply allowing more of that will not fix homelessness.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Movement Is About a Lot More Than Just Congress 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
For years, tenants in New York’s public housing residences had complained about the black mold breeding on the walls, the brown liquid dripping from the ceilings, and the cold water flowing from the faucets. But the city hadn’t made repairs. One white-skied Saturday this past November, neither New York City Housing Authority head Gregory Russ nor mayor-turned-presidential-candidate […]
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New affordable housing rules aim to protect tenants from mid-lease rent increase 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new Minnesota rule blocks affordable housing owners from increasing rent in the middle of a lease. Housing advocates say it will provide people with precarious incomes some certainty.
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Gov. Walz lays out final pieces of $2 billion borrowing plan 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday his plan to issue bonds for $2 billion in state construction projects is a response to needs expressed around the state. Republicans say a bonding bill is necessary but Walz’s plan is too big.
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Police Said They Wouldn’t Be “Confrontational.” Then They Came in Riot Gear to Arrest Homeless Moms. 15.1.2020 Mother Jones
Before dawn on Tuesday, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office descended on a residential block in West Oakland with armored vehicles, guns drawn. The thirty-some officers—including a contingent in military-style fatigues and helmets—showed up not to respond to a riot or the apocalypse, but rather to enforce the eviction of a handful of mothers and their […]
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Don’t Let Trump Fool You Into Thinking He’s Improving Health Care 13.1.2020 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday morning with a brazenly false claim about his health care policy. Mini Mike Bloomberg is spending a lot of money on False Advertising. I was the person who saved Pre-Existing Conditions in your Healthcare, you have it now, while at the same time winning the fight to rid […]
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Proposal to build on landfill next to a Denver school has neighbors worried about what lies beneath 13.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The field north of Place Bridge Academy looks ordinary enough, but neighbors are concerned that breaking the surface will put kids attending the Denver school - and their own health and property values - in danger.
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Editorial: Getting serious about California's housing crisis means moving SB 50 forward 11.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

This is the time for Gov. Gavin Newsom and other California leaders to show that they're serious about addressing the state's housing crisis.

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Q&A: Tom Steyer on crushing billionaires like himself and the lie of civility in Washington 11.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer talks with the L.A. Times editorial board about the economy, the political moment and climate change.

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How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out 10.1.2020 Mother Jones
This article was produced in partnership with The Connecticut Mirror, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. On a sweltering Saturday afternoon last June, Crystal Carter took a deep […]
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Policast: A Supreme Court ruling ahead of Minnesota's primary; Walz kicks off bonding 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
On today’s edition we explain the Minnesota Supreme Court’s ruling on the state’s presidential primary ballots.
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Drivers beware: Catalytic converters thieves active in Twin Cities 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A crime wave is lapping at the undersides of cars, trucks and SUVs across the Twin Cities, as police field dozens of reports of catalytic converter thefts.
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Walz bonding proposal includes $276 million for affordable housing 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Walz said the housing proposal would be part of a roughly $2 billion borrowing package. Announcements on water infrastructure, higher education and public safety are expected in the coming days.
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The 'Mayor Pete' era is over in South Bend, Ind. What legacy does Pete Buttigieg leave? 9.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Reviews of Pete Buttigieg's legacy as mayor of South Bend, Ind., are noticeably mixed among residents of color — some positive, some outright hostile.

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