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Minnesota U.S. senators look for answers after deadly public housing fire 14.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
After a fire in a Minneapolis high-rise killed five residents, Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson asking about sprinkler system installation in older properties.
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Thinking small to make big difference on homelessness 14.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Smaller, simpler housing units offer a way to house people for less money. Two Twin Cities organizations are looking to implement more creative and much less expensive ways to provide accommodations, with dignity and community support.
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Financial snag hits Fort Snelling Upper Post affordable housing project 13.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
About a year ago, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources struck a deal with Plymouth-based Dominium. Now Dominium said it's worried it may not get essential financing through bonds authorized by the federal government and distributed by the state.
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Divided St. Paul City Council passes budget with property tax increase 12.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
St. Paul homeowners will soon find out whether they’ll pay more in property taxes and by how much. City Council members passed the city’s 2020 budget that includes a 5.85 percent levy increase by one vote.
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California Is Letting Thousands of Prisoners Out Early. Its Housing Crisis Is Keeping Them From Starting Over. 6.12.2019 Mother Jones
After 15 long years behind bars, Terah Lawyer needed to show the parole board she had somewhere lined up to live. She landed a spot in a facility on Treasure Island and was so grateful to be out that at first she didn’t mind being forced to spend dozens of hours a week in treatment […]
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A ‘good new home’ welcomes the formerly homeless 6.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new St. Paul housing project was conceived, designed and built by Native Americans. It aims to help their young residents with education and employment while honoring their culture.
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MPR News AM Update: Why don’t most apartments have sprinklers? 3.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Plus an expansion of Minnesota’s medical marijuana program and a big homeless shelter planned in Minneapolis.
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After an apartment fire kills five, a call for sprinklers 3.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Adding sprinklers in old buildings can be expensive. But proponents say it’s worth it.
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Wealthy donor promises college tuition to help spur growth in Kansas hometown 1.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A retired businessman hoping to save his shrinking hometown launched a "Promise" program to pay college tuition for its students, but his plan might simply shift people around among dwindling towns.
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Outpouring of community support, calls for improved safety in wake of fatal Minneapolis fire 30.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Community leaders have formed a committee to plan how to best help people affected by Wednesday’s fatal fire in a Minneapolis high-rise apartment building. Meanwhile, a state legislator is calling for improved fire safety measures in older buildings.
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Authorities ID victims of Minneapolis high-rise fire 29.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Authorities have identified the fifth person who died Wednesday in a high-rise apartment fire in Minneapolis.
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Somalia burial planned for Minnesota high-rise fire victim 29.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A daughter of a woman who was killed in a fire at a Minneapolis public housing high-rise is making plans to hold her funeral in Somalia.
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Here’s Why Neighborhoods With More People of Color Pay Higher Energy Bills 28.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in CityLab and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It is well-established that the lower a family’s income, the more that family will pay for lighting and heating the house, running appliances, and keeping the wi-fi on. Such outcomes would suggest that this is a class problem or a function […]
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Letters to the Editor: L.A. has empty lots and unused buildings. Use them for homeless housing 28.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Recently, a fire in a vacant building forced the evacuation of a homeless encampment. That right there says so much about L.A.'s homelessness crisis.

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Opinion: A court stops another shameful Trump immigration policy — for now 27.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

It's not just the racial complexion of immigrants that the White House wants to change. Trump and his hardline advisors want to bar poor people, too.

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Addressing Homelessness Causes Homelessness, White House Says 27.11.2019 Mother Jones
In September, the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), an office within the executive branch that advises the president on economic policy, released a report titled “The State of Homelessness in America.” The report provided a snapshot of regional homeless populations, the factors contributing to the concentration of homeless people in certain areas, previous […]
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Early morning fire in Minneapolis high rise leaves five dead, three hurt 27.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
An early morning fire on the 14th-floor of a Minneapolis Public Housing building in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood left five people dead and another three injured Wednesday.
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In his hometown, Jimmy Carter unites Trump supporters and Democrats. To a point 26.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

In an age of rabid political partisanship, Jimmy Carter seems to inspire his Plains, Georgia hometown to transcend politics — at least when he's around.

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Letters to the Editor: Stop dismissing the lovers of old L.A. as NIMBYs 26.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

There are people in Los Angeles who fight the demolition of historic structures to make way for overdevelopment, but they're dismissed as NIMBYs.

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Checkup Denver: Colorado’s public health insurance option, two contagious viruses shutdown schools in Mesa County and more Colorado health news 26.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Before you stuff yourself with turkey and pumpkin pie this week, remember to tell any teens in your life to enter our essay contest -- the Nov. 30 deadline is quickly approaching! As part of our project investigating youth suicide in Colorado, we're asking teens in the state to write in about their own experiences with mental health and suicide. The winner of the contest will have his/her essay printed in The Denver Post newspaper, while the top three pieces will be posted on The Denver Post website.
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