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This 70-Year-Old Republican Mayor Wants to Prove That His Small Southern Town Can Go Green 24.5.2018 Mother Jones
Last year, Mayor Greg Lemons counted every single street light in Abita Springs, Louisiana, and found there were 256. If his town of about 2,900 residents switched over to solar-powered lamps and LED bulbs, he reasoned, taxpayers could save thousands of dollars and be environmentally conscious.  Street lights are just a part of Lemon’s ambitious plans to make Abita Springs a model of energy efficiency and sustainability. A life-long Republican, he has fought […]
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17 organizations feeding the world through regenerative agriculture 21.5.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Re-building resilience, one community at a time.
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Microsoft deal makes its cloud-computing platform available to 17 U.S. spy agencies 21.5.2018 Washington Post
It is locked in competition with some of the world’s biggest tech companies for a Pentagon contract expected to be worth billions.
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Spotlighting the bright business case for LED retrofits on Native American lands 18.5.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Beyond energy savings, these projects can illuminate opportunities for economic development.
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Does Washington need an anti-Trump hotel? This entrepreneur is betting on it. 14.5.2018 Washington Post
Does Washington need an anti-Trump hotel? This entrepreneur is betting on it.
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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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Midwestern voters gave Trump a chance. Now, they’re the key to his political future. 11.5.2018 Washington Post
Over the first 15 months of the Trump presidency, The Post visited the Midwest for extended and sometimes repeated interviews with residents. What emerged is a story of how attitudes toward the president have changed, told through the voices of people in a unique part of Trump Nation.
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West Virginia Teachers Won Their Strike. Now, They’re Rebuilding the Local Economy. 7.5.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  It’s early January, but the high tunnel at Mount View High School in McDowell County, West Virginia, is sweltering. High tunnels are inexpensive greenhouses, unheated but covered in plastic, that make it easier for farmers to extend the growing season for their fruits and vegetables. In this case, it’s strawberries: About 300 strawberry plants, donated by a McDowell farmer, are growing in raised beds. The students at Mount View chose to plant the strawberries, says Jenny Totten, who works with the high school students as the McDowell County Community Development Coordinator at the West Virginia Community Development Hub. The students don’t get to make a lot of their own decisions, she says. So she lets them choose what they want to do, whether it’s the work that they’ll do in the high tunnel or what they’ll make with the harvested plants. The kids don’t just learn gardening and cultivating, but also how to ...
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Can mini-grids solve sustainable energy access? 30.4.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Community energy and mini-grids are promising models for reducing global energy poverty, but the nascent sector is still far from proven.
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More homes, more bikes, fewer cars: City council president looks to rebuild Minneapolis 30.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Minneapolis City Council president Lisa Bender got her start in politics in 2009, lobbying the city for more bike lanes. Now, she's leading the city's effort to make over the zoning laws that dictate its entire built form.
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Boosting power grid resilience with pre-storm community planning and business investments 27.4.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Boosting power grid resilience with pre-storm community planning and business investments
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Fulton Market's Randolph Street could see new people spaces in archaic service drives 27.4.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
West Randolph Street’s broad layout was designed for horse-drawn deliveries of food in the 1800s. Now the street’s iconic boulevard could go the way of the horse and buggy amid a land rush just west of the Kennedy Expressway. Developer Related Midwest is working on a preliminary plan with ...
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Conservatives should be wary of Big Business 26.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The welfare system isn’t the only thing that can cause the erosion of civil society.
Solar farms set to sprout across Illinois 22.4.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
A new crop is ready to sprout on Illinois farms, with gleaming solar panels supplanting rows of corn and soybeans. Drawn by new state requirements and incentives, renewable energy developers are staking out turf on the rural fringes of the Chicago area and beyond, looking to build dozens of ...
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A Year Later, Fewer Deportations in Cities That Adopted "Welcoming" Policies 22.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Demonstrators protest the deportation of undocumented immigrants on July 24, 2013, in New York City. (Photo: John Moore / Getty Images) Truthout is your hub for thought-provoking, conversation-sparking stories. Support independent journalism by making a small, tax-deductible donation today! A year after the Santa Fe City Council adopted in February 2017 a resolution strengthening its welcoming and non-discrimination policies toward immigrants, the federal government launched a series of audits demanding verification from local small businesses that their employees were eligible to work in the country. In response to this blitz, advocates and city officials held a press conference in early March calling out an attempt to disrupt business, wreak havoc, and create a culture of fear and panic. "Today, children will wake up at home wondering if there will be a knock on their door; parents will go to work wondering if there will be a knock at the door of their place of employment; families will wonder if ...
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If Pope Francis were the United States Secretary of Treasury 21.4.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Imagine if green banks had their way.
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Here's how the business community can get its way on immigration and trade 19.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Here's how the business community can get its way on immigration and trade
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Patrick Soon-Shiong — immigrant, doctor, billionaire, and soon, newspaper owner — starts a new era at the L.A. Times 14.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong - one of L.A.'s wealthiest residents - is expected to take ownership of the Los Angeles Times this month. It would be his highest-profile venture in a long and lucrative career that began halfway around the world in apartheid South Africa.
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Transcript of Zuckerberg’s second day of questioning on the Hill 12.4.2018 Washington Post
Transcript of Zuckerberg’s second day of questioning on the Hill
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The price of cheap meat? Raided slaughterhouses and upended communities. 11.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A pattern has emerged for a meatpacking industry that relies on undocumented workers for its dangerous, low-paying jobs.
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