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A look at the old-timers on University City's vibrant 40th Street corridor 19.2.2018 Philly.com News
From Cliff's Shoe Shine to First Decisions barbershop to the body oil shop of Dilwar Hussain, here are some of the businesses that have made 40th Street their home for decades, even as the corridor and neighborhood have changed.
Creating shared value: How community and business benefit through collaboration 16.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
As demand for bottled water continues to grow, water sources need to be carefully identified, developed, and managed to ensure their sustainability. At the same time, growing community and environmental concern has made siting new sources increasingly challenging. To address this, NWNA has developed a first-of-its-kind Siting Framework — a collaborative process to encourage clear, consistent outcomes along with transparent engagement with communities as potential new water sources are identified, evaluated, designed, and brought online.
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“The Water Stinks.” For Many Rural Americans the Only Choice Is Toxic. 15.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. “I’ll be honest with you,” said Gary Michael Hunt. “You never know when you go in there and turn on the faucet if you have water, or if you ain’t going to have no water.” Hunt, a former coal miner […]
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The case for preventing climate gentrification 13.2.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Rebuilding after a disaster isn't just about bricks and mortar. It's about lives and communities.
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How some cities are attracting 5G investments ahead of others 9.2.2018 Washington Post
How some cities are attracting 5G investments ahead of others
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The making of Chinatown's emerging - yet modest - king of cool 31.1.2018 Philly.com News
Kenny Poon, the entrepreneur behind some of Chinatown's trendiest new spots, has been working toward this moment since he was a Fels High grad. Just don't call him the "king."
Downtown residents say City Hall is ignoring fires on skid row while cracking down in Bel-Air 28.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

After authorities determined that last month’s Skirball fire in Bel-Air was caused by a cooking fire at a homeless encampment, Mayor Eric Garcetti and fire officials unveiled a plan to clear tent clusters in hillside areas.

But the announcement frustrated downtown business leaders, who say that...

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Worker Cooperatives Offer Real Alternatives to Trump's Retrograde Economic Vision 28.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Worker-owners of Maharlika Cleaning Cooperative, which provides high quality, eco-friendly office cleaning services. (Photo: Maharlika) Where do you turn for news and analysis you can rely on? If the answer is Truthout, then please support our mission by making a tax-deductible donation! Announcing his presidency in 2016, Donald Trump promised the nation that he'd become "the greatest job president God ever created." His plan to accomplish this rested on a retrograde economic vision that would "make America great again," by restoring waning coal and manufacturing jobs, as well as putting an end to the alleged assault on American work by foreign immigrants and global competition. A year later, his attempts to realize this vision have largely consisted of backwards motion. In October, he rolled back the Clean Power Plan, arguing that carbon emissions regulations, rather than the widespread shift away from fossil fuels, were responsible for the decline of US coal. While the striking of these environmental ...
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Michael Bennet, Jared Polis put forth bill to bolster protection for more than 98,000 acres of federal land in Colorado 28.1.2018 Denver Post: Outdoors
As the outdoor recreation world rallied in Denver, two of Colorado’s leaders in Washington offered a plan to bolster protection for more than 98,000 acres of federal land in Eagle and Summit counties.
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The Battle of the Georgetown Mill 24.1.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Ed Green worked in Georgetown, South Carolina’s steel mill for almost four decades, overlapping with his father, who helped build the mill. His friends died, he won and lost union elections, and he challenged management to hire more black craftsmen. In later years, Green’s hips gave out, victims of contorting his body into crevices of the mill. His buddies called him Fred Sanford, after the television series’ title character, who wobbled more than walked. Though the mill closed in 2015, Green still regularly comes to the Steelworkers Union Hall. Paul Skoko, a retired English teacher, grew up in the historic district of Georgetown, across Front Street from where Green’s father helped to build the mill. Skoko has remained in the house so he can continue to play the organ at his church, as he’s done for the past 52 years. The steel mill turned Skoko’s house a shade of rust. Since 2002, he has refused to paint. ...
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How cities are leading the way to solving problems | Q&A 19.1.2018 Philly.com News
New Localism is the 21st century means of solving problems as local metropolitan leaders reclaim the future by addressing these issues in pragmatic ways.
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Remote Rangely aims for a retail revival to diversify its boom-and-bust oil economy 19.1.2018 Denver Post: Business
As in other remote towns, business owners in Rangely in northwest Colorado operate in a challenging environment -- they're a critical resource for those who live in the region yet face growing competition for the local retail dollar. Additional obstacles, such as a downturn in the oil industry that has created economic challenges in many rural areas of Colorado, demand that they draw on all their reserves of resilience and adaptability.
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A liberal entrepreneur set out to help West Virginians — and got a lesson in humility 18.1.2018 Washington Post
A liberal entrepreneur set out to help West Virginians — and got a lesson in humility
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Companies from DuPont to Microsoft drive social innovation 18.1.2018 GreenBiz.com
Profit with purpose is the new face of business.
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As airlines post big profits, small communities lose service 16.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

For 35 years, Transfer Flow Inc. has been manufacturing after-market fuel tanks for pickup trucks out of Chico, Calif., which means employees must make regular trips from the quiet college town to meet with clients and potential business partners.

That has become especially difficult since regular...

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At Acadia, he hopes to make the good times roll 15.1.2018 Philly.com News
The first-time restaurateur will also be chef.
Full text of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s final State of the State speech 12.1.2018 Denver Post: Local
The following are Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's prepared remarks for his final State of the State speech. The Democrat's actual speech could vary.
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Tribes try to exert more influence over federal farm bill 11.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is leading the first of its kind initiative to bring more farm bill funding to Indian Country. The lobbying effort is an outgrowth of programs to improve health and expand access to healthy food for Indian people.
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These entrepreneurs are democratizing data to predict flood risks 8.1.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The co-founder of Cloud to Street discusses the catalyst for her venture and why she organized her venture as a business, not a nonprofit.
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Minnesota's solar capacity on track to keep growing in 2018 5.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Minnesota now boasts more than 700 megawatts of solar capacity and could reach a gigawatt by 2019.
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