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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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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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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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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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From pimples to politics: A Hong Kong boy band takes on China 25.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

A teenage boy band and its lead singer's arrest reflect the conflict that Hong Kong's young people have with the government.

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Child shot in Denver Friday 22.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A 6-year old boy is in the hospital after being shot when more than one person fired into his home on the 3400 block of Harrison Street, Denver Police said. The boy’s prognosis is good, police said in a tweet. Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call 720-913-7867.     UPDATE: […]
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Denver residents find radon in their subsidized apartments – and housing authority won’t do anything about it 22.11.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
While Denver has done some testing for carcinogenic radon in its public housing, 70 percent of units have yet to be checked. When testing by The Oregonian/OregonLive found high levels in several units, the Denver Housing Authority said it wouldn’t follow up.
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This Was the First Debate in Years That Anyone Asked About Housing 21.11.2019 Mother Jones
Housing is a sleeper issue in the 2020 presidential election. In response to a nationwide affordable housing crisis, candidates have issued robust affordable housing plans, toured homeless encampments, and talked it up on the campaign trail. It’s an issue of particular salience in the current political moment. Donald Trump is the only president to have […]
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Bernie Sanders and AOC Just Unveiled a Green New Deal for Public Housing 15.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in CityLab and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Socialist Democrats are pushing the progressive envelope with a new iteration of Green New Deal legislation this week, this time with a focus on public housing. On Thursday, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a new bill […]
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The Most Loyal Trump Official Is Actually a Black Woman 8.11.2019 Mother Jones
“You have not been the kindest journalist to me,” Lynne Patton told me over the phone. I could not argue with that: In reporting on her rise from Trump family aide to a key offic­ial at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, I’ve covered her one-month stay in public housing and her Instagram post […]
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Amazon spends big in attempt to defeat socialist City Council member in Seattle election 8.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Amazon dropped a "money bomb" on the Seattle City Council elections. Kshama Sawant, a socialist incumbent, was one of its primary targets.

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Letters to the Editor: Boise wants to punish homeless people for sleeping. That's un-American 17.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

When a city has a shortage of shelter beds, homeless people are forced to sleep outside. Why should they be punished for that?

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Vouchers, Tax Credits, Zoning—Can a President Do Anything to Fix the Housing Crisis? 11.9.2019 Mother Jones
America is in the middle of a housing crisis. There is not a single county in the US where a minimum wage worker can afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment. Every night, nearly 553,000 people sleep on the streets in the United States. So, it’s no surprise that the 2020 presidential hopefuls are trying to […]
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Climate Gentrification: Coming to a Community Near You 5.9.2019 Mother Jones
In just the last two years, climate change has brought on an onslaught of disasters: more than 4 feet of rain in south Texas, 90 degree days in Alaska, and record-breaking wildfires that have destroyed homes and upended communities. But now, an unexpected threat from climate change is looming on the horizon: gentrification. “Climate gentrification […]
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AOC Bashes Boston Straight Pride Parade For Having Few Accompanying Females 1.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Seems more like a "I-Struggle-With-Masculinity" parade to me," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet.
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Tracking Trump on immigration: A relentless push to reshape migration 31.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration has tried every tool at its disposal to tighten the nation's immigration policies. But many of its efforts have run into opposition from Congress, courts and local critics.
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