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Taking a roommate can make economic sense for homeowners, tenants 10.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Renting out a room can provide homeowners with extra income, and renters with better accommodations for their money — but the details can bedevil.
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Minnesota nurse's student loan debt seeps into all facets of life 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Hattie Lombard, a nurse in the southwest metro, finds her student debt affecting all big decisions in her life.
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Who are the Democratic candidates for president? 9.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Twenty-three Democratic candidates are vying to be the party’s nominee for president — that is, if we’re counting just the more prominent ones — now that California Rep. Eric Swalwell has dropped out of the race. Here are the 17 men and six women aiming to face off against President Trump in 2020:

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2020 Candidates Are Highlighting Housing Affordability Issues. Here Are the Least Affordable Housing Markets 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
74 percent of hundreds of U.S. counties are unaffordable for average wage workers.
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Daily Digest: Hitting the road to combat hate 1.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Some of the politics stories you may have missed from around the region.
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Mpls. public housing tenants fear losing homes as city courts private money 27.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority says it's embarking on an effort to assure residents they can stay in public housing, without rent increases, while enjoying the benefits of long-needed renovations. Some tenants say it will lead to privatization.
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5 takeaways from the first Democratic debate 27.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Rather than fireworks -- toward each other or President Trump -- the candidates took a cautious approach. Will that be the approach on Night 2 with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden on the same stage?
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Minimum wage workers in Mpls. to see boost in pay in July 26.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Workers making minimum wage in Minneapolis will get a boost to their paycheck beginning in July, as the third step in the city's move to increase pay kicks in. For some workers, though, it's still not enough.
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Mpls. Park Board Commissioner looks to build taller in parks 26.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Affordable housing in the park? That's one option Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Commissioner Chris Meyer thinks should be on the table when rebuilding on the site of the Bde Maka Ska pavilion.
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Democratic debate: 5 things to watch for on the first night 26.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Democrats vying to challenge President Trump will no doubt take turns denouncing him when they gather in Miami for their first debate on Wednesday and Thursday.

Will they be as combative toward one another?

Most of the 20 candidates onstage — 10 each night — will be grasping for ways to stand...

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Rochester officials seek solutions to keep homeless out of skyways 26.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
After a brutal winter when more homeless people used the city skyways for shelter, Rochester officials are seeking new solutions for the coming cold season.
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Harvard study: Twin Cities housing spendy and scarce, better than some metros 26.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A Harvard University study shows housing is getting more expensive and harder to find in the Twin Cities, but other areas are worse off.
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Riverside development enters community advisory phase 26.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
City officials say they intend to have significant input from communities of color for Upper Harbor Terminal in north Minneapolis.
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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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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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Hennepin County seeks to reduce jail numbers 21.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The county's jail oversight committee recommendations include alternatives to locking up people for failing to meet with probation officers.
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Are rent controls the solution to the affordable housing shortage? 20.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Do rent controls help address housing inequality and affordability? Some political leaders in New York and Oregon and some presidential candidates think so.
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HUD Secretary Carson defends Trump housing policy in Minneapolis 19.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson came to Minneapolis Tuesday, visiting a low-income housing development and rebuffing critiques of the Trump administration's affordable housing efforts.
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As iconic Minneapolis restaurant closes, residents fear what's to come 17.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Marla's Caribbean Cuisine served its final dish at its Powderhorn location this weekend. Community members see it as a symbol of increasing gentrification and displacement in many Twin Cities areas.
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In Minneapolis, tax breaks for landlords help boost affordable housing 15.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The number of apartments in the Minneapolis program has more than tripled since last year.
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