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In a Massachusetts city, immigration changes bolster the local economy 8.7.2019 LA Times: Nation

Guatemalan bakeries, Honduran restaurants and Salvadoran markets are joining an already ethnically diverse mix of businesses in downtown Chelsea, a tiny industrial city across the Mystic River from Boston.

Among them is Catracho's, a modest Honduran restaurants recently purchased by Johanna Mateo,...

Puerto Rico harnesses the power of the sun for a renewable energy future 6.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Puerto Rico has a plan to rebuild its energy grid and move to 100 percent renewable power by 2050. Many communities are working toward that themselves, without help from the government.
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Cooperation vocation: How the Organic Valley embraces sustainability and community 4.7.2019 GreenBiz.com
From wind farms to organic farms, the cooperative is pushing forward against the challenges that farmers face.
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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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Human rights, access to remedy and stakeholder engagement 17.6.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Companies have a very real role to play in resolving grievances but are struggling to respond.
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Lauren Halsey brings the funk to the L.A. art scene 10.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In her first year at the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) in Faircrest Heights, Lauren Halsey distinctly remembers driving back home to South Central L.A. one afternoon in 1999 with her father, an accountant and avowed Funkateer, as he cued up Parliament Funkadelic’s “Aqua Boogie...

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Civic crowdfunding reduces the risk of 'bikelash' 6.6.2019 GreenBiz.com
Want to protect cyclists as bike-sharing and dockless bicycle ventures expand? Seek community input.
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Beyond corporate philanthropy: How steel company ArcelorMittal evolved its community engagement 1.6.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
With executive director for corporate responsibility Marcy Twete, the company is expanding impact and moving the industry.
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Episode 173: Amplifying local impact, cleantech matchmaking, a 30 Under 30 alumna reflects 24.5.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Warning: This episode contains an abundance of climate-related word puns.
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Will Denver’s drinkers soon be able to carry their booze from place to place? 23.5.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver may soon join a handful of other Colorado cities where bar patrons can take their drinks outside to other establishments in the area. Denver City Council's business committee is studying the possibility of allowing common consumption areas through a five-year pilot program.
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Boulder to temporarily ban commercial e-scooter companies 22.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Boulder has another temporary moratorium, this time on the issuance of business licenses to commercial electric scooter companies.
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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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Florida Man Allegedly Threatens To 'Explode The Jewish Community' 9.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"(He said,) 'We're going to make sure you can't overpopulate like you are now and we're going to get rid of you,' basically. 'I'm here. That's my mission,'" Yehoshua Nodel, the cafe owner, told WPLG.
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Nipsey Hussle had a plan to beat gentrification — in South L.A. and across the U.S. 8.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Nipsey Hussle’s stretch of Slauson Avenue has largely been overlooked by the gentrification boom that has transformed so many neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

The lack of investment in the Hyde Park section of South L.A. shows on the faces of distressed buildings, some still etched with the names...

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A tale of two cities, 2030 edition 6.5.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A great migration forces an existential question for the modern metropolis: how might entrepreneurs upgrade urban living over the next 10 years?
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Some rivers still rising; prolonged flooding leaves communities weary 22.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
With some state highways now closed by flood waters for more than a month, and the water still rising in some locations, residents in Minnesota communities affected by flooding are growing weary.
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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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Bill overhauling how oil, gas is regulated in Colorado clears legislature: Now the action really begins 8.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Now that a bill overhauling how oil and gas are regulated in Colorado has cleared the legislature, state agencies will start writing rules to implement the changes once Gov. Jared Polis signs the bill. And Coloradans are bracing for the on-the-ground impacts.
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Breaking the cycle of disinvestment in lower-income communities 6.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It's not uncommon for people who want to start businesses in lower-income neighborhoods to have trouble getting bank loans. But increasingly, there are investors looking specifically to help businesses in those areas.
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