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Coronavirus batters finances of African American healthcare centers in the Bay Area 11.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Several Bay Area health clinics provide crucial services to African Americans and other neglected populations. But the pandemic has hurt their finances and those of other clinics nationwide.

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George Floyd's Houston memorial reminds friends what they survived 9.6.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Before George Floyd, 46, died at the hands of Minneapolis police, he had managed to extricate himself from the Houston projects.

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Residents say they are being kept in the dark about COVID-19 as nearly 90 deaths are recorded at low-income housing in Chicago. ‘This is dangerous.' 21.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Tribune investigation finds residents at subsidized housing across Chicago have been told little about COVID-19 cases where they live.
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New York plans to expand coronavirus testing for those hit hardest: minority and low-income communities 10.5.2020 L.A. Times - World News

As states across the nation continue to reopen despite coronavirus cases climbing, the impacts on minority and low-income groups become more apparent.

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Coronavirus could worsen death toll of summer heat waves, health officials warn 6.5.2020 LA Times: Environment

Long and intense heat waves are nothing new in Southern California and the Southwest, but amid COVID-19, public health experts are warning they could become deadlier for people self-isolating in homes they can't keep cool.

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Who Benefits When Public Housing Is Torn Down? It’s Complicated. 24.3.2020 Mother Jones
Aseelah Muhammad’s new life at East Lake Meadows got off to a good start. It was the mid-1990s, she was 19, and the Atlanta public housing complex was her only real option for a place to live with her husband and three daughters. She knew East Lake’s reputation—people called it “Little Vietnam,” for the violence […]
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Trump harnesses wartime powers and signs coronavirus legislation 19.3.2020 LA Times: Business

President Trump invoked wartime powers that could boost the manufacturing of medical equipment and later signed legislation to provide free testing for the coronavirus and expand sick leave.

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Trump suspends public housing evictions, invokes wartime law to produce needed supplies 18.3.2020 LA Times: Health

The president announced Wednesday that he had ordered federal housing officials to suspend evictions and foreclosures until the end of April.

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Coronavirus: L.A. City Hall is closed. What city services are still running? 17.3.2020 LA Times: Health

L.A. City Hall is largely closed to the public to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, but some municipal services are still running.

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Changes to the ‘public charge’ rule: 8 key questions, answered 25.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Starting this week, the federal government is expanding the scope of its “public charge” rule, a move that will make it tougher for some immigrants to access public aid. Here’s what you need to know.
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Nein for five: Facing a housing crunch, Berlin bans rent increases for 60 months 21.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

A controversial ban on rent increases takes effect as Berlin takes steps to address a worsening housing crisis.

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Trump Isn’t Waging a War on Poverty. He’s Waging a War on Poor People. 14.2.2020 Mother Jones
This week, President Donald Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal that would further decimate the already weakened social safety net. Trump’s plan would make steep cuts to food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance, and other welfare programs that millions of Americans rely on. But the budget is merely a wish list with no chance of […]
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Minneapolis DFL lawmakers to push for fire sprinklers in high-rises 6.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Two Minneapolis lawmakers are introducing legislation to require fire sprinklers in all high-rise residential buildings, following fatal fires in residential buildings last year.
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Thursday AM Update: Minnesota’s glaring voter privacy issue 30.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plus a case for marijuana legalization and more news on the Tyesha Edwards murder case.
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Tapped to lead Minneapolis housing system, Warsame makes history again 30.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Abdi Warsame made history in 2013 when he became the first Somali in Minnesota elected to the Minneapolis City Council. His latest is another first, and puts a City Council seat in play.
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Some Section 8 voucher holders will have more options to use the subsidies 29.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The federal government has authorized the two agencies to cut through traditional bureaucratic barriers to enable an initial pool of Section 8 voucher holders to use them in communities outside those usually included in the agencies' operations.
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Coronavirus threatens to fuel 'perfect storm of discontent' in Hong Kong 28.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The arrival of the deadly disease worsens the outlook for Hong Kong's economy and deepens distrust of the city's government and its rulers in Beijing.

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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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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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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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