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Chicago’s signature LGBTQ neighborhood will no longer be marketed as Boystown, following complaints that the name excludes women and nonbinary people 24.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The Northalsted Business Alliance will no longer use the name Boystown for Chicago's largest LGBTQ neighborhood.
Despite Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s announcement of ticketing relief during the pandemic, thousands received parking citations anyway: ‘It’s a betrayal, just absolutely ridiculous’ 21.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Mayor Lightfoot announced plans to stop ticketing cars during the pandemic. But the city issued thousands when the public was told they’d be getting a break.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said City Hall would only issue parking tickets for safety violations early in the pandemic. 35,000 car owners received tickets anyway. 21.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Mayor Lightfoot announced plans to stop ticketing cars during the pandemic. But the city issued thousands when the public was told they’d be getting a break.
Discount Mall vendors ally with young activists to fight displacement in Little Village: ‘This is not just a mall, this is our culture’ 21.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Discount Mall vendors and young activists fear redevelopment will erase the Mexican culture of Little Village.
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Neighborhood shops used to think it wasn’t worth the hassle to sell online. Now they can’t afford to ignore it. 17.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Small neighborhood retailers used to compete with Amazon by catering to local shoppers who enjoy browsing in person. Now, they're venturing onto Amazon’s turf.
This Syrian family won over Berry Creek with a market. Then fire struck, leaving heartbreak 16.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

With the North Complex fire still flaring in Butte County, many wonder if this family's lifeline to a community will rise from the ashes.

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Using the Ocean As a Tool for Global Economic Recovery 16.9.2020 WRI Stories
Using the Ocean As a Tool for Global Economic Recovery Comments|Add Comment|PrintCoastal communities, which heavily rely on the ocean economy, are among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Nilantha Ilanguamuwa/Flickr The ocean economy, which contributes upwards of $1.5 trillion in value added to the global economy, was particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a projected loss of $1.9 billion for international shipping carriers alone. Coastal communities were hardest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The Spin: Judge says Dems dumped him over Smollett case | Lightfoot vs. FOP boss Catanzara over controversial incident at Congressman Rush’s office | Pritzker wouldn’t hesitate to enact another shutdown 15.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.
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Column: ‘It’s like we’ve been living in a pandemic all along.’ COVID-19 and recent looting add to setbacks for long-neglected North Lawndale. 13.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
North Lawndale has been at the bottom of nearly every economic indicator. So when COVID-19 came knocking, the doors of the West Side neighborhood flung open.
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RELEASE: Consortium Launches Program to Train Next Generation of City Climate Resilience Leaders 10.9.2020 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Consortium Launches Program to Train Next Generation of City Climate Resilience LeadersGlobal Commission on Adaptation brings together broad coalition of universities, cities and community organizations to help cities build resilience to climate change   WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 10, 2020) — A global consortium of universities, cities, community organizations and World Resources Institute launched an initiative to build cities’ capacities to adapt to the impacts of climate change.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems 10.9.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems Meredith Storton Thu, 09/10/2020 - 02:00 The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the inequities and fragility of our industrialized food system and accelerated the movement to create strong regional food systems that support local growers, provide food security, give communities agency over their food supply and yield environmental benefits. These systems will remain out of reach, though, unless we address persistent, decades-old structural issues. Price pressures continue to challenge the viability of decentralized food systems and communities of color continue to be underserved — as farmers, food chain workers, supply chain entrepreneurs and consumers. We need to change both who we fund and how we fund if we want to create equitable, thriving regional food systems. What will it take to achieve such massive shifts? RSF Social Finance has been reflecting on that question as we wind down our Food System Transformation Fund, a pooled loan fund ...
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'He's just fanning the flames.' Trump's vow to protect suburbs rings hollow in one 7.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Trump's stoking fear about urban violence risks alienating many voters in the suburbs, home to a diverse range of ethnicities and political views.

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Meet L.A.'s small business cheerleader. She's out to save mom-and-pops 5.9.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

As Kimberly Holman-Maiden's family pub struggled, she set out to help other Los Angeles mom-and-pops survive.

Chicago stores hit by looting are warily reopening. That doesn’t mean all the plywood is coming down. 5.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
While many businesses in neighborhoods affected by civil unrest in late May and early June have reopened, not all are ready to lower their guard. The boards can’t stay up forever, but business owners already struggling with slow sales during the coronavirus pandemic say they don’t want to risk another blow.
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With many struggling to buy food during the pandemic, grassroots efforts have stepped up. ‘It’s my motivation to get up in the morning.’ 28.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
As food insecurity soars, dozens of small, grassroots initiatives that have stepped up to tackle surging food insecurity. The efforts are marshaling people and resources that sometimes go overlooked, with a spirit of collaboration and long-term vision that seek to leave battered communities stronger than they were before.
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Merger of two Black-led banks aims to help break a painful cycle 27.8.2020 LA Times: Business

Los Angeles' Broadway Federal Bank and Washington, D.C.'s City First Bank are merging to form the largest Black-led bank in the U.S.

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'Food Fix': How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities and Our Planet—One Bite at a Time 26.8.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
There is one place that nearly everything that matters in the world today converges: our food and our food system — the complex web of how we grow food, how we produce, distribute, and promote it; what we eat, what we waste, and the policies that perpetuate unimaginable suffering and destruction across the globe that deplete our human, social, economic, and natural capital. Food is the nexus of most of our world’s health, economic, environmental, climate, social, and even political crises. While this may seem like an exaggeration, it is not. The problem is much worse than we think. After reading Food Fix you will be able to connect the dots of this largely invisible crisis and understand why fixing our foodsystem is central to the health and well-being of our population, our environment, our climate, our economy, and our very survival as aspecies. You will also understand the forces, businesses, and policies driving the catastrophe, and the people, businesses, and governments that are ...
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The Impact of Organized Crime in Fisheries Extends Far Beyond the Ocean 18.8.2020 WRI Stories
The Impact of Organized Crime in Fisheries Extends Far Beyond the Ocean Comments|Add Comment|PrintWhether on-shore, at sea or anywhere else in the fisheries value chain, organized crime in fisheries takes a massive toll on those living in coastal communities. Photo by Aleksey Malinovsky/Unsplash Despite the name, organized crime in fisheries is not only about fishing. While illegal fishing is a serious problem across many regions of the world, organized crime in the fisheries sector extends... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Political battles, confusion reign in Kern County, one of worst U.S. coronavirus hot spots 17.8.2020 LA Times: Health

Coronavirus is ravaging Kern County in the hard-hit Central Valley. But local leaders say there is confusion over public health measures.

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WeChat is a lifeline for the Chinese diaspora. What happens now that Trump banned it? 12.8.2020 LA Times: Business

For swaths of the U.S. with concentrated Chinese populations, WeChat is a way of life. President Trump's executive order banning the app could upend that.

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