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Linking Commuter Rail to Jobs, Housing, and Opportunity in Eastern Massachusetts 18.6.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Michael Dwyer Passengers board a train at South Station in Boston Waiting at a suburban station for the train to Boston, I remember my father, who commuted to the state capital from our home south of the city for more than four decades. These old, stubborn purple-trimmed trains still lumber along just like they did when he first started riding them to work in the 1970s. As I listen for the rails to hiss and give away the approaching train, I wonder if the waves of growth and innovation engulfing metro Boston will finally force the Bay State to take a fresh approach to transit, housing, and commercial development. Scurrying down the platform toward a conductor, who hangs out of an open door to wave us in, I pass a route map for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) vast commuter rail network. A dozen branching lines carry passengers over nearly 400 miles of track (Chicago and New York are the only systems in the U.S. with greater reach). In the first half of the 19th century, ...
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Ethics Watchdog Asks EPA to Expand Probe into Pruitt's Actions 16.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The federal government’s ethics watchdog pushed the Environmental Protection Agency’s in-house investigators to expand and accelerate their inquiry into allegations against Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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Tourism-related hiring drives May job gains in Colorado, pushing down unemployment rate 16.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
Strong tourism-related hiring contributed to a gain of 7,700 nonfarm jobs in the state last month, which pushed the unemployment rate down a notch to 2.8 percent, according to a monthly update from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
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Fake rental ads are everywhere, and Colorado consumers need to watch out 15.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
With school out and summer around the corner, more people are on the move, and so too are scams artists trying to take advantage of them. Bogus ads on Craigslist, Facebook and other forums offering rentals that really aren't for rent tend to rise with the temperatures outside.
Habitat for Humanity brings out women to help Greeley single mother carve out a little space for her kids 14.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
When Susana Figueroa goes to bed at night, she curls up in the corner of the mattress and rests her head on her clasped hands.
Rents pricing out minimum-wage workers across the U.S., report says 14.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
High housing costs in Colorado and across the country have been putting the pinch on renters and prospective home buyers for some time.
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Low-income renters at risk of eviction in Denver can now seek legal help from a City Council-backed defense fund 14.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Struggling renters who face eviction in Denver can now receive help from a pilot legal defense program that launched Wednesday with money provided by the City Council.
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Faribault sued for housing discrimination 13.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The ACLU is suing the city of Faribault over a housing ordinance. ACLU lawyers say the city tried to force out Somali immigrants and African-Americans.
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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner earned more than $80 million last year, filings show 12.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Rent, royalties and the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., kept money flowing in 2017.
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From Rats to Rainwater, a Tour of New York Public Housing 9.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
What began as a utopian New Deal dream is now a nightmare. Government should leave this business.
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Minneapolis landlords win suit to block Section 8 anti-discrimination law 9.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The judge who sided with the landlords wrote that the ordinance is, "the result of hard work by many people of good will," but is still invalid because it violates landlords' due process rights and tars all of them with the brush of discrimination."
House Democrats Just Asked the FBI to Open a Criminal Investigation Into Scott Pruitt 8.6.2018 Mother Jones
Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt already faces at least 12 federal inquiries from the EPA’s Inspector General, Government Accountability Office, and House Oversight committee. Could a criminal probe be next? Six House Democrats led by Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) sent a letter on Friday to the FBI and Department of Justice requesting a criminal investigation […]
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Growing Pains 8.6.2018 American Prospect
Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. Tomato grower Harry Singh had an idea for speeding up the harvest in the fields he rents at the Camp Pendleton Marine Base near San Diego. His foreman told Serafín Rincón, 61, to pick beside two imported contract workers in their 20s. In the summer heat, Rincón was told to run. He could hardly keep up. Rincón had come to work with his friends Santiago Bautista and Rufino Zafra They were all longtime farm workers in the area. Bautista had been working in San Diego since 2003, and Zafra since 1975. All day they had to listen to gritos(shouting) and insults from their boss Celerino when they fell behind. "Stupid donkey, you're old now," he shouted at them. "You can't make it anymore!"  The three even started trying to hold it when they had to go to the bathroom, after being yelled at for going too often. Not that using those bathrooms was a ...
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What can be done about Minnesota's rising homelessness rates? 8.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The number of homeless people in Minnesota is rising, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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Analysis: HUD plan would raise rents for poor by 20 percent 7.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States by pushing more people to find work. For Ebony Morris and her four small children, it could mean homelessness.
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Denver gets a B-plus in renter satisfaction, ranks 11th in survey of U.S. cities 7.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver received a strong B-plus from Apartment List's annual Renter Satisfaction Survey. The grade ranks as the 11th highest of the U.S. top 50 largest cities.
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Boulder delays action on extending housing protections to lower-income, undocumented citizens 6.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
The Boulder City Council on Tuesday night delayed a public hearing on a measure that would add non-discrimination protections to undocumented citizens and residents who receive federal financial housing assistance.
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Out on bail, man ‘barges into woman’s house, ties her up and rapes her’ 3.6.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Class XII student found hanging, police say results could be trigger 3.6.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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The Hostile Occupation of Carlos Lopez's House 2.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Under California law, deadbeat tenants and even squatters can ruin working-class landlords.
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