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L.A. County has been thinking big on mental health and public safety. Let’s not backslide 11.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When states began closing mental hospitals in the second half of the last century, the plan was never to move hundreds of thousands of patients to jails, prisons or the streets. The intention embedded in the Community Mental Health Act was evident in the bill’s name when President Kennedy signed...

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6 in 10 Californians want to end single-family-only zoning near transit and jobs, poll says 6.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A strong majority of Californians want the state to force local governments to allow apartments in single-family-home neighborhoods near transit and jobs, according to a new statewide poll.

The survey from the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California released Wednesday found that 62% of...

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Pelosi talks health care, not Trump, in St. Paul visit 25.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke to Minnesota community health center workers and state officials Friday, keeping her focus on public health and off the politics of Washington.
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The struggle to hire and keep doctors in rural areas means patients go without care 22.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new generation of family physicians wants a work-life balance. But practicing in a small town is a 24/7 job, which is worsening the ongoing doctor shortage in rural America.
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Poll: Many rural Americans struggle with financial insecurity, access to health care 21.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A new poll from NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gives a glimpse into rural life in America today, finding that many people living in rural communities live on the edge financially.
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Jobs, equity and economic justice are at the core of new Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act 16.5.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Jobs, equity and economic justice are at the core of new Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act
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9 major opportunities for electric buses and trucks 14.5.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
New jobs, less pollution, climate action — and more.
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Battles erupt over warehouse jobs as the Legislature moves to curb subsidies 13.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Hundreds of residents packed a church hall in San Bernardino a few weeks ago to hear community leaders rail against a huge new logistics center planned for the town’s airport.

The $200-million air cargo facility, the size of 11 football fields, could eventually generate some 3,800 jobs, garnering...

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California's extreme housing crisis calls for extreme measures. That includes SB 50 11.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

By now it should surprise no one to hear that California is in the midst of an extraordinary housing crisis.

For years, rents have increased far faster than incomes, so that more working people are being driven out of their homes. Some are moving away from cities, farther from their jobs, while...

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Maude Barlow speaks on poverty, populism and envisioning economic justice on our shared planet 10.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Resh Budhu On May 23, the seventh annual Tommy Douglas Institute at George Brown College welcomes activist, author and Council of Canadians National Chairperson Maude Barlow as its keynote speaker on Poverty, Populism, Planet: Envisioning Economic Justice. Nearly two decades into the 21st century we are witness to a number of unsettling realities. In an unprecedented display of wealth inequality, 26 of the world's richest individuals own and control as much as the bottom 50 per cent of the global population. Billionaires grow their fortunes at an accumulated rate of $2.5 billion a day, while wealth and opportunity are siphoned from everywhere else; leading to growing rates of poverty, precarity and a raft of social insecurities for so many others (in employment, shelter, health care, education, and the list is increasing). As populations in some parts of the world must either contend with the ravages of war and want or flee them altogether, reactionary politicians campaign on promises of stronger borders ...
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California housing bill targeting wealthy cities could rezone nearly all of Palo Alto 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Few California communities have as many trappings of the good life as Palo Alto. The Silicon Valley suburb is home to two of the state’s highest-earning neighborhoods, top-performing public schools and tens of thousands of residents with graduate degrees — plus it neighbors Stanford, one of the...

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The rise of robots doesn't have to mean the fall of human workers 16.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Hundreds, maybe thousands, of dockworkers, residents and business owners are expected to pack the Board of Harbor Commissioners hearing Tuesday morning in an attempt to block a permit for infrastructure improvements at one Port of Los Angeles terminal that they fear would pave the way for the loss...

Activists Couldn’t Get Facebook to Tackle Its Discrimination Problem—Until the Russia Scandal Hit 12.4.2019 Mother Jones
On April 10, 2018, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg did something he had managed to avoid in his 14 years at the helm of the tech giant he had built: He testified before Congress. His company had been battered in the preceding months, first by revelations that Russia had used the platform as part […]
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Denver City Council District 11 candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council District 11 race features Christine M. Alonzo and Stacie Gilmore.
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Denver City Council District 1 candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council District 1 race features Praj Kulkarni, Victoria R. Aguilar, Sabrina D'Agosta, David Sabados, Mike Somma, Amanda Sandoval and Scott Alan Durrah.
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Future of inpatient mental health care arrives at Boulder Community Health 7.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado was recently found to be in the bottom tier of states for mental health care, but Boulder Community Health is now operating one of the most sophisticated and pioneering units in the country for a client base whose needs are seen as increasingly critical to improving national well-being.
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L.A. theaters spotlight the power of community in Boyle Heights, skid row and beyond 29.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Community is at the heart of several plays on the 99-Seat Beat, our weekly look at Los Angeles’ stages. Folks support one another through daily challenges in 1968 Boyle Heights, work shoulder to shoulder to make things better on today’s skid row, meld minds in mid-19th century England or — the...

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The age of anxietment: anxiety, excitement and opportunity (zones) 28.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A new federal incentive with bipartisan support looks to innovative and sustainable development.
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4 Ways Local Solar Projects Can Benefit Cities 27.3.2019 THE CITY FIX
When a city decides to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, headlines follow. But the work has only just begun. Cities have many options for generating and purchasing renewable electricity, each of which comes with distinct benefits and challenges. ...
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4 Ways Local Solar Projects Can Benefit Cities 26.3.2019 WRI Stories
4 Ways Local Solar Projects Can Benefit Cities Comments|Add Comment|PrintExcitement over a new solar installation. Flickr/BlackRockSolar When a city decides to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, headlines follow. But the work has only just begun. Cities have many options for generating and purchasing renewable electricity, each of which comes with distinct benefits and challenges. Large, off-site projects tend to offer scale and help make a measurable difference towards... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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