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Airbnb Goes to Antarctica 5.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Slate and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Travel is terrible for the environment, particularly if it is by plane. It’s such “a major contributor to ecocide,” that it had one travel writer vowing in The Atlantic to “cherish my own home turf more.” As concern about climate change reaches a fever pitch (finally), […]
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Mpls. council panel favors study of rent-controlled housing in the city 3.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Rent control ordinances have long been on the books in places such as New York and San Francisco. The idea is gaining traction in smaller cities as high demand for rental housing squeezes the supply, but supporters of rent control face some big obstacles.
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Boulder narrows in on homelessness strategy with 2020 budget talk 2.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
With the planned closure by May 31, of the facility run by Bridge House at 2691 30th St. and the associated loss of 50 overnight shelter beds, Boulder officials dug into an arrangement to relocate the Path to Home services program operated there.
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Abcarian: Meet the man getting Venice's homeless off the streets — by illegally renting them vans 2.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

"Van lord" Gary Gallerie is doing his part to combat homelessness: He's renting out vans to homeless people for between $150 and $300 a month. It's not legal, but it works.

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A Colorado boy was stabbed because of his shoes. Now he’s collecting shoes for people in need. 1.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Three years ago, Kyler Nipper ended up in an emergency room in Colorado Springs, Colorado, after several middle-school classmates bullied him about his worn-out shoes while he was on his way to biology class. One of the boys stabbed him multiple times in the chest and shoulder with a sharp pencil, puncturing his lung.
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“Not the golden ticket”: Colorado Democrats may change Section 8 voucher rules 30.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Landlords in Colorado have no obligation to accept housing vouchers, which makes it difficult to use the benefit. Colorado Democrats are considering changes.
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Can Los Angeles blend new housing with river restoration? This is the first big test 29.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

A proposed 419-unit development along the Los Angeles River has ignited debate about what projects are appropriate along the once-neglected waterway.

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Newsletter: There's no good honest argument against impeaching Trump 28.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Even the intellectually honest arguments against impeachment place political considerations above legal ones.

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Opinion: Rent control is better than nothing, but it can't fix California's housing crisis 27.9.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California's new statewide rent control measure is better than nothing, but it won't increase the housing supply.

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Southern California home prices were flat and sales fell in August 26.9.2019 LA Times: Business

The Southern California median home price was flat in August, indicating the housing market remains soft.

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'It's a steal': Winona State students save on rent by living with seniors 25.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Winona State University students willing to live with and help residents of a senior living facility can live in a mansion for “a steal.”
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Many Denver college students struggle to afford food and roofs over their heads, study finds 24.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Many Denver college students trying to invest in their futures by earning degrees are struggling to afford food and roofs over their heads, according to a new report published this month by the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice at Pennsylvania's Temple University.
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Column: Chinatown without Chinese grocery stores, and the delicate balance of ethnic communities 23.9.2019 LA Times: Business

Chinatown is about to lose G and G Market as well as Ai Hoa Market, leaving the neighborhood without a full-service Chinese grocery store.

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Opinion: California's ballot initiative process was supposed to get the money out of politics. Ha! 23.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Today, corporate money can sway ballot measures more easily than the legislature.

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Editorial: President Trump, if you really care about homelessness, help California house homeless people 20.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

No question, California has built far too little housing in recent decades, and that red tape has played a role in that. But Carson's solution to the problem, like President Trump's, is nothing more than slogans. They need to get real.

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Better than a Google search, 211 helps thousands of Minnesotans in need 20.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In an age where people are more likely to the internet to find such information on their own, United Way’s 211 still helps tens of thousands of people annually due to the quality of information it can provide.
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Opinion: Why a one-size solution to L.A.'s homelessness crisis is destined to fail 19.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Homelessness stems from many causes, and it will take many options to solve it.

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Column: Fast fashion is cheap, wasteful and hurting the planet — and you can stop it 18.9.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Did you know it takes 5,000 gallons of water to make a T-shirt and jeans? Patt Morrison talks with Dana Thomas about her book "Fashionopolis."

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Airbnb pledges $25 million to support affordable housing and small business 18.9.2019 L.A. Times - Technology News

Amid California's housing crisis, Airbnb pledges $25 million to support affordable housing and small business in the San Francisco Bay Area, L.A. County.

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Opinion: Trump isn't just picking a fight with California liberals, he's going after conservatives too 17.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A new Trump administration report recommends deregulation to cure homelessness, but its recommendations should gall conservatives as much as liberals.

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