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Meet the tireless Philadelphians who give their all to make the city safer | Helen Ubiñas 17.8.2018 Philly.com News
"Even if you can't reach the masses . . . make sure you have an impact on the people you can reach. "
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How can we get Philly kids reading at grade level by fourth grade? | Opinion 14.8.2018 Philly.com News
Read by 4th is made up of parents, educators, literacy specialists, neighborhood merchants, faith leaders, elected and appointed officials and program providers.
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People with lived experience of homelessness walking for justice 10.7.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Talking Radical Radio Kym Hines, Hugh Lampkin and Cynthia Travers are social justice activists who have lived experience of homelessness. Hines is an anti-poverty activist involved in a number of groups in Victoria, British Columbia. Lampkin is the vice-president of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (or VANDU), which does work related to social justice, drug policy and harm reduction. Travers has been active in multiple projects related to homelessness and poverty in Kamloops, B.C. Both Hines and Travers are also active participants in the Lived Experience of Homelessness Network. Scott Neigh interviews them about the Poor Persons Walk , an action taking place later in July in a number of communities in British Columbia. One big part of our society's response to homelessness and poverty -- that is, when we don't just ignore such things completely -- is to blame the people who face them. This happens in obvious ways in responses that are harsh and punitive but also in more coded ways in many ...
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Will the Tax Act Set Back Private Equity? 2.7.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File House Speaker Paul Ryan, left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, second from left, congratulate each other after signing the final version of the GOP tax bill during an enrollment ceremony at the Capitol in Washington Section 13301 of the  Tax Cuts and Jobs Act  spans only 12 of the legislation’s 503 pages. It doesn’t cover the giant corporate tax rate cut, the trim to the top marginal rate, or changes to pass-through income. It wasn’t part of anyone’s talking points, whether touting or damning the tax overhaul. After passage, few even understood how it got into the bill. But Section 13301 could affect the lives of millions of Americans. It could radically upend the balance sheets of some of the most powerful financial institutions in the country. It’s hard to know at this point exactly how these firms will compensate for the changes. But it does show how small shifts in the tax laws can have wide-ranging, unanticipated consequences. What does Section ...
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Saturday deadline looms for families who fled Puerto Rico after Maria to leave transitional housing 28.6.2018 Philly.com News
Families who fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria are facing a Saturday deadline to leave FEMA-paid hotels. Local organizations are joining forces to help them get permanent housing.
Ontario fightback: Progressive MPPs headed to Queens Park speak out 28.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar On June 29 Ontarians will have a new premier who takes power with a Progressive Conservative majority government. However, Ontarians also elected some amazing progressive candidates, and at rabble.ca we intend to amplify what people are doing to stand for what Ontarians want and to continue to support progressive change. This is the first of a new Activist Toolkit series on Ontario's fightback against proposed cutbacks and attacks on the things you believe are important. Tell us about what you are doing by sending an email to maya[at]rabble.ca. To launch the series, we reached out to all the progressive MPPs who were elected and asked them three questions: why they ran, what they heard at doors, and what we can do to help them stand for Ontarians. After a hard-fought campaign, the slate of MPPs headed to Queens Park are busy and need time to recuperate. We are so grateful to (in no particular order) France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), Peter Tabuns (Toronto Danforth), Laura Mae Lindo  (Kitchener ...
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A better approach to economic development for indigenous communities 23.6.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
This new model can holistically measure the health and wealth of communities — and that's critical for First Nation communities.
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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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San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor Defies the Liberal Litmus Test 14.6.2018 Mother Jones
London Breed officially became San Francisco’s first black female mayor Wednesday, surviving a bruising election and over a week of uncertainty after the polls closed, when Mark Leno conceded the race.  The victory makes Breed the latest in what can seem like a national wave of black women running for and winning—or at least progressing toward—public […]
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How solar minigrids could brighten economic prospects for unserved millions in Africa 7.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The demand from grain mills, water pumping, health clinics, barbershops and countless other businesses is there.
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Faribault is latest community to face its mental health needs 6.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It's the latest community where someone is trying to do something about access to mental health care, something that everyone gets behind elsewhere until -- we're looking at you, Forest Lake -- people object.
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The power of collaboration for the digital innovations of Smart Cities 31.5.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
And five examples of effective public private partnerships for you.
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The Coal Industry is Dying, and It’s Leaving Communities Like This One to Pick Up the Pieces 28.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally co-published with ProPublica and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. John Arnett chose Adams County, Ohio, as his home long before he was old enough to vote, drink beer or drive a motorcycle along the Ohio River. After his parents split up, Arnett opted at age 10 to spend most of his time with his […]
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Sheriff inherited a department rotted by corruption. His reform effort is a work in progress 24.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Jim McDonnell was in his first year as Los Angeles County sheriff, leading the agency after a highly publicized jail abuse scandal, when he charged his staff with an unusual request.

He wanted his department to have a theme song, like in the U.S. military, where each branch has an anthem.

Perhaps...

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Why diversity in sustainability matters, and what you can do 23.5.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Here's what some are — and aren't — doing to fight whitewashing in the green movement.
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Bright Hope's new pastor from Baltimore known for community development and activism 23.5.2018 Philly.com News
The Rev. Darron D. McKinney Sr., who led a church in Baltimore during unrest after Freddie Gray was killed, was installed as the sixth senior pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church in its 108-year history.
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Why Philly's crumbling libraries aren't just libraries anymore | Mike Newall 19.5.2018 Philly.com News
In Philadelphia, it's becoming increasingly clear that libraries are not just repositories - they're dynamically responding to the needs of the people they serve.
Chicago's chief small business officer hopes to make grandmother proud 14.5.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
Kenya Merritt, Chicago’s chief small business officer, comes by her love of this city honestly. She grew up on the West Side, daughter of a CTA bus driver and granddaughter of 94-year-old Dorothy Anderson, who moved to Chicago from Tupelo, Miss. in 1965 and still resides in North Lawndale. As ...
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California’s defiance of immigration law creates stark divides 14.5.2018 Washington Post
California’s defiance of immigration law creates stark divides
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Talking schools with L.A. Unified's new superintendent 13.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Incoming L.A. Unified superintendent Austin Beutner sits for an interview with the education team.
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