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The Trump administration takes another baby swing at solving healthcare costs 25.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Trump administration continued to nibble away Monday at the problem of high healthcare costs, unveiling a set of proposals to bring more transparency to the industry’s byzantine pricing practices. But like just about everything else the administration has done on healthcare affordability, the...

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Denver council approves affordable housing, 16-floor tower near Sloan’s Lake 25.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver's elected leaders faced one of the last big, controversial developments of the current term on Monday night.
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Stanford offers to spend $4.7 billion on housing and transit relief in the Bay Area 25.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Stanford University is offering to spend $4.7 billion to relieve pressures on housing and transit that are plaguing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.

The offer would be part of an agreement with Santa Clara County to support the school’s application for a long-term land use permit, according...

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Planned sale of Park Hill Golf Club a “great disappointment,” former mayor says 24.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Former Mayor Wellington Webb is jumping into the debate over the Park Hill Golf Club, a 155-acre property that may soon be sold to a real-estate developer.
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Sanders and Warren Have Very Different Plans to Fix Student Debt 24.6.2019 Mother Jones
Bernie Sanders just took his long-running war against the high cost of college to a whole new level: He’s introducing a bill to cancel all $1.6 trillion outstanding student debt, providing instant relief for more than 45 million Americans. On Monday, the Vermont senator unveiled a revamped version of his College for All Act. The […]
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Twin Cities outperforms peer regions on some key benchmarks; lags in others 24.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The Twin Cities is doing better than several other major metro areas on key measures such as crime and housing affordability. But it's at the bottom of the pack in business formation and racial inclusiveness.
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Today: Trump Is Open to Iran Talks 24.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

After coming to the brink of launching a retaliatory strike on Iran last week, President Trump says he’s open to holding talks with Iranian leaders with no preconditions.

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Trump Is Open to Iran Talks

President Trump, who says he made an eleventh-hour decision last week to call off a...

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Debates Matter More Than You Thought 24.6.2019 Mother Jones
It’s finally happening. On Wednesday, 10 Democratic candidates will take the stage in Miami for the first debate of the 2020 presidential campaign. On Thursday, 10 different Democrats will do it again. Sure, it will be entertaining. But do debates actually matter? Debates “can lose you the campaign if you mess up too badly.” According […]
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Housing could be key to helping Boulder County farmers find workers in limited, expensive labor market 24.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Adrian Card, Colorado State University Extension's agricultural agent for Boulder County, sees a potential chance that a for-sale property at 12525 Quicksilver Road just south of Longmont could help combat a common problem local farmers in this expensive housing market face: finding affordable labor.
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Military service member from Colorado Springs Air Force base found dead in southern Arizona 24.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Authorities say another military service member assigned to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border has died in southern Arizona.
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California’s immigrant-friendly policies aren’t helping the housing crisis 23.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The editorial, “SoCal leaders either haven’t gotten the memo on the housing crisis or don’t care,” continues your attacks on local governments and what you call “NIMBY groups.”

It’s true that some local governments resist doing their part to abate the housing crisis. I suggest that...

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Evictions loom for Chinatown residents who can’t find affordable housing 22.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

“Hi, Thelma,” Shao Zhao said Wednesday evening to her longtime neighbor, Thelma Caseres, who was strolling through the courtyard of the Hillside Villa apartments in Chinatown.

Zhao is 23 and was born in China. Caseres is 61 and from El Salvador. But they have something in common: They both are...

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Singer KT Tunstall trims price of mail-order Craftsman in Venice 22.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

KT Tunstall is ready to sell in Venice. After finding no takers for her 1920s Craftsman, the singer-songwriter has relisted the home for $2.95 million­­ — down $200,000 from her original asking price.

The 96-year-old abode boasts an interesting, and contentious, history. It was built in 1923 as...

1st-time homebuyers are getting squeezed out by investors 21.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The pool of smaller, affordable starter houses is low. And the market for these first-time home purchases is increasingly being driven by investors who help push prices out of reach.
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2020 Democrats offer up affordable housing plans amid surging prices 21.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Candidates have proposed everything from tax credits for renters to spending billions on new affordable housing to address a prime example of racial and income inequality.
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The beauty and affordability of modular living 21.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The modular home has quickly become the new, albeit humble, poster child for quick, affordable housing and off-the-grid living. It also offers immediate housing to disaster-struck communities and may be a solution for the homeless in Los Angeles.

But unlike their earlier incarnations, these innovative...

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SoCal leaders either haven't gotten the memo on the housing crisis or don't care 21.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Southern California is mired in a housing affordability and homelessness crisis that is undermining the region’s quality of life and threatening its economic prosperity. But local elected leaders apparently haven’t gotten the memo or simply don’t care.

How else to explain a recent vote by the board...

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Section 8 demand in Twin Cities overwhelms available waitlist spots 21.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Twin Cities housing authorities and the Metropolitan Council opened their waiting lists simultaneously for the first time this month. And they received more than 45,000 applications for just 7,500 spots on the voucher waiting lists.
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California gas tax goes up July 1, but leaders say road repairs need even more money 20.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California is poised to charge the highest taxes and fees on gas in the country when an increase kicks in July 1, but officials say the state is still billions of dollars short of what’s needed to properly fix the roads and are considering additional charges.

The gasoline tax is set to climb by...

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Today: The Storm Over Trump's 5G Plan 20.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Will the Trump administration’s 5G push interfere with forecasting deadly storms in California and U.S.?

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The Storm Over Trump’s 5G Plan

5G networks are the future of wireless communications. But officials with NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration worry the Trump...

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