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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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Colorado co-ops seeing a revival in state with strong ties to “radical tradition” 15.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado has a long history of cooperative businesses flourishing in agriculture and other rural industries. Now, as socially minded employers start companies in other areas and with a champion of co-ops in the governor's seat, cooperatives are seeing a revival.
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Across Appalachia, historic coal towns are looking to the outdoor economy for their next act 6.3.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Can recreation and tourism benefit the regional economy and fill a gap left by the declining coal industry — sustainably?
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Mpls. council to vote on Upper Harbor Terminal plan, some say it's too soon 1.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minneapolis City Council is expected to vote Friday on a plan to develop land north of downtown on the Mississippi River. But some north Minneapolis residents don't agree with some parts of the plan and feel ignored in the process.
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The connection between diversity, inclusion and corporate responsibility 26.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Imagine what we could do together.
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Holy, Toledo! This Ohio City Is Voting to Give Legal Rights to a Lake 25.2.2019 Mother Jones
Toledo, Ohio, a city of nearly 300,000 situated on the western edge of Lake Erie, may not seem like a mecca of progressive environmental policy. But on Tuesday, the city’s denizens will vote on a radical ballot measure to recognize that a body of water has legal rights. If passed, the so-called Lake Erie Bill […]
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For partnerships to be sustainable, they must be SMART 25.2.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Five keys to successful business strategies for public-private partnerships.
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PG&E should get out of the energy sales business, local governments say 15.2.2019 LA Times: Business

A coalition of Northern California cities and counties is calling for state officials to remove Pacific Gas & Electric from the business of buying and selling electricity, which they say would allow the troubled company to focus on the safety of its poles and wires and reduce the risk of deadly...

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Strength in solutions: Emerging Leaders in sustainability see hope in just, equitable transition 13.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
These individuals are pushing past barriers to fight climate change and pursue sustainable careers.
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Neighborhood Spotlight: Whittier blends rich history with diverse growth 8.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Whittier came to life in 1887 when a group of Quakers, operating as the Pickering Land and Water Co., bought nearly 1,300 acres to build a new community.

They were not the area’s first nonnative settlers. The Society of Friends established their colony around a nucleus of homes built by earlier...

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California’s biggest utilities are losing their monopolies. Is that a good thing? 8.2.2019 LA Times: Business

San Diego’s decision to go into the power business was the last straw.

Ever since the city’s announcement last year, San Diego Gas & Electric has been telling state lawmakers it wants out of the business of buying and selling electricity. That may sound like a radical plan for a monopoly utility...

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5 things to look for in the Green New Deal 6.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
From job losses to carbon taxes to just what clean energy means, anyway, here's what to watch in the new policy proposal.
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San Diego launches bipartisan plan to welcome immigrants 4.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, a Republican, will announce on Monday a new position in his office to carry out a five-year plan to make the city more welcoming to immigrants.

In stark contrast to the ongoing stalemate at the federal level over immigration and the border, Faulconer will be joined...

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5 Things to Look for in the Green New Deal 4.2.2019 WRI Stories
5 Things to Look for in the Green New Deal Comments|Add Comment|PrintWind farm in Power County, Idaho. Photo by U.S. Department of Energy/Flickr The Green New Deal means different things to different people. In some ways, that’s part of its appeal. On the other hand, a Green New Deal can’t mean anything anyone wants it to, or it will come to mean nothing at all. More concept than concrete plan so far, the Green New Deal would fight climate change while simultaneously creating good jobs and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Here’s how local governments are replacing California’s biggest utilities 25.1.2019 LA Times: Business

Seventy miles north of downtown Los Angeles, where the Mojave Desert gives way to the San Joaquin Valley, three newly built wind turbines stand atop a ridge overlooking State Route 58. Strong gusts emerge from the mountain pass below, making this an especially windy spot in one of the windiest...

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Meet John Hancock’s first sustainability director in the United States 24.1.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The insurance giant has sustainability members in most of its departments, but recently created a global head to steer them all.
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Denver homicides: 2018 saw highest number in 14 years as rate continues to climb 22.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Sixty-seven people died by homicide in Denver in 2018, the highest number recorded since 2004 and the fourth year in a row that the number of killings in the city has remained level or climbed, data compiled by Denver police, the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner and The Denver Post show.
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