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Utahns commemorate the end of slavery, confront the present and look ahead 17.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
To understand the current state of black Utah, attendees at the fourth annual State of Black Utah town hall at Weber State University on Friday night looked to the past as a way to highlight opportunities to accomplish their future objectives. The town hall discussion kicked off this year’s Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Last year, the Utah Legislature became the 45th state to pass legislation commemorating Juneteenth Freedom... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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For coal miners and their families, transition to renewable energy has real consequences 16.6.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
The environmental community needs to be on the front lines protecting coal miners’ pensions and demanding a powerful safety net to support those whose jobs are vanishing.
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Once ranked 7th nationally for drug-overdose deaths, Utah gets federal aid in opioids war 29.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bountiful • Opioid addiction nearly wrecked their lives, but Amanda Brunson and her husband, Michael Richmond, found a saving grace. In their early days of group therapy sessions at Davis Behavioral Health last summer, Richmond shared more about his struggles with sobriety, whereas Brunson fell silent as suppressed guilt rose to the surface. “I was embarrassed,” Brunson, 30, said in an interview at their Bountiful home. “Everyone was embarrassed that they had been to jail or whatever, but I was...
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Utah gets federal aid in opioids war 28.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bountiful • Opioid addiction nearly wrecked their lives, but Amanda Brunson and her husband, Michael Richmond, found a saving grace. In their early days of group therapy sessions at Davis Behavioral Health last summer, Richmond shared more about his struggles with sobriety, whereas Brunson fell silent as suppressed guilt rose to the surface. “I was embarrassed,” Brunson, 30, said in an interview at their Bountiful home. “Everyone was embarrassed that they had been to jail or whatever, but I was... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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How far will Canada go to honor tribal sovereignty? 19.5.2017 High Country News Most Recent
In pipeline fights, ‘there’s no process for Indigenous peoples to say no.’
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How one desert town became host to California’s biggest detention center 15.5.2017 Current Issue
As its economic hopes faded, Adelanto, California, turned to incarceration.
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The making of a prison town 15.5.2017 Current Issue
As its economic hopes faded, Adelanto, California, turned to incarceration.
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Scott Tipton: Committed to fighting opioid abuse 14.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
I recently had the opportunity visit Pueblo and Alamosa to share updates on the federal response to the opioid abuse epidemic. In Pueblo, I spoke with health care providers from the Pueblo Community Health Center about the impact prescription drug and heroin abuse is having on mothers and infants, and at a roundtable discussion in Alamosa, I received updates from law enforcement officials and health care professionals about the county’s response to the epidemic. The opioid abuse epidemic impacting so many communities across the United States is a public health crisis, and Congress has been working to make sure communities have the resources they need to develop and sustain prevention, treatment and recovery programs. In 2016, Congress passed and the president signed the 21st Century Cures Act and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act into law. Both bills authorized programs to provide states with more resources to expand opioid abuse prevention and treatment efforts. The Department of Health and ...
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Op-ed: National monuments are a positive economic force for rural communities 7.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The next several months are pivotal for the future of America’s public lands. It is not easy to articulate how we have gotten to this point – but here we are. It seems like only yesterday that the outdoor industry and outdoor recreation economy were tiny blips on the radar of our national economy and jobs figures, yet over the last 20 years, the outdoor recreation economy has grown exponentially and contributes $887 billion per year to the nation’s GDP, and is responsible for over 7 million Amer...
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Obama unveils vision for presidential library in Chicago 4.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Chicago • Former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for his future presidential center Wednesday, painting a picture of a buzzing hub for youth and community programs on the South Side of Chicago where he raised his family and launched his political career. Obama fielded questions from residents at a forum near the site, delving into nitty gritty details of traffic patterns, green space and job creation, while avoiding any mention of his successor in the White House. “What we want this to be ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Michael Bloomberg: Quit conning coal communities 3.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
“We need to keep it open so we have jobs.” Those are the words of a retired miner, explaining why the local mining operation is so important to his community. But he wasn’t talking about a coal mine in Appalachia. He was referring to a local asbestos mine — in Russia. Through the 1970s, the United States was one of the world’s top producers of asbestos, which is a set of naturally occurring silicate minerals. As evidence mounted that exposure to asbestos fibers can be deadly, the federal governm...
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Scott Tipton: Small businesses key to progress 29.4.2017 Steamboat Pilot
April 30 through May 6 marks National Small Business Week, a time when we recognize the significant role small businesses play in the United States. According to the Small Business Administration’s 2016 statistics, 97.6 percent of businesses in Colorado are small businesses, and small businesses employ more than 572,000 people, making up 49 percent of the private workforce. Small businesses are truly the backbone of our state’s economy, and we must do everything we can to support entrepreneurs and job creators. Unfortunately, federal regulations have stifled small business growth. A 2014 study by the Brookings Institute showed an alarming trend: In recent years, the number of small businesses that have shut down exceeds the number that have opened their doors. This is a troubling fact, especially in rural America, where small businesses create approximately two-thirds of all jobs. I was a small business owner for 30 years, and I know firsthand the impact federal regulations can have on the ability to ...
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Homelessness, criminal histories create barriers for those seeking to re-enter Colorado society 16.4.2017 Denver Post: Local
With policies limiting employers from hiring felons and property managers from renting to them — two of the most competitive markets in Boulder County — those with criminal backgrounds wrestle with putting their darker pasts behind them and starting anew.
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Housing in the time of Trump: Denver’s new czar juggles challenges at home, in D.C. 11.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
In a winding interview with The Denver Post, recently named city public housing czar Erik Soliván discusses the “challenging” time his work faces under President Donald Trump and criticism of city policies from groups like Homeless Out Loud.
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Hayden wins grant for economic development 5.4.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Hayden officials are excited about a grant they received that could provide a path for economic development. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade awarded the town $8,200 to help pay for an assessment program designed to support rural communities with development of vision and economic plans. The town’s contribution is $2,000 in cash and $2,200 worth of staff time and other costs. The communities of Bayfield and Custer County were also awarded the grant. “From what I understand, it was a pretty competitive grant,” Hayden Town Manager Mathew Mendisco said. From May 15 to May 17, representatives will visit the town. There will be a community dinner the first night followed by a day of meetings with town stakeholders. The team will then hold a presentation of the team’s observations and recommendations. Community members are encouraged to participate. “This program is designed to help rural communities gain insight into their unique challenges and strengths and create ...
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It’s not the job of communities to enforce federal immigration laws 4.4.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
House Bill 1230 protects Colorado from federal overreach by ensuring that our local law enforcement won’t use their staff to do the job of federal agencies.
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When robots replace workers, the effects ripple throughout the community, and they last 2.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Economists have long argued that automation, not trade, is responsible for the bulk of the 6 million jobs shed by the manufacturing sector over the last 25 years. Now, they have a put a precise figure on some of the losses.
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Yellen: Banks play vital economic role in poor communities 29.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that U.S. banks must do all they can to promote economic development in low-income areas where high unemployment has persisted despite the overall job market's significant gains.
Yellen: Banks play vital economic role in poor communities 29.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that U.S. banks must do all they can to promote economic development in low-income areas where high unemployment has persisted despite the overall job market’s significant gains. Yellen told community development groups that banks are needed not just to provide home mortgages in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods but also to support educational opportunities and to bolster the development of small businesses. Yellen noted that thi...
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Poorly planned HUD cuts would hurt communities 17.3.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Fortunately, the cuts wouldn’t affect a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods grant awarded last year to rebuild Sun Valley, Denver’s poorest neighborhood.
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