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Where Do 2020 Democrats Stand on Question of Reparations for Slavery? It's Complicated. 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Positions within the Democratic Party vary widely, and 2020 candidates have made starkly differing commitments to a hypothetical reparations program.
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Around Town: Free summer concert series begins Sunday in Huntington Beach 20.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series begins Sunday at the Thomas Ridley Central Park bandstand, 18381 Goldenwest St.

Various bands will perform throughout the summer for free.

Here’s the schedule:

June 23: Huntington Beach Concert BandJune 30: Night Blooming JazzmenJuly 7: Navy Band...
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Suburbs Aren’t Only Conformist, White-Bread Clichés. They’ve Also Been Radical, Green, and Visionary. 19.6.2019 Mother Jones
The typical suburb as it is stereotyped in the popular imagination is white, wealthy, and conformist. The Monkees’ 1967 song “Pleasant Valley Sunday” captured the cliché by describing a place with “rows of houses that are all the same and no one seems to care,” where there’s a TV in every room “here in status-symbol […]
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I Have Autism and I'm Offended by the Anti-Vax Movement | Opinion 19.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Anti-vaxx parents publicly declare they would prefer potentially deadly diseases for their children over autism. That's an insult to the ASD community.
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Colorado arts organizations raked in more than $2M of federal grants in 2019 18.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Lovers of the arts, rejoice: The National Endowment for the Arts announced last month that it has awarded more than $2 million in grants to Colorado arts organizations.
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Policy News: June 17, 2019 17.6.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: NSF BIO Advisory Committee Considers NEON User Engagement, No-deadline Policy A subcommittee tasked with understanding the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) user engagement recommended the formation of a separate entity for community user engagement. Member Opportunities Apply to join the Rapid Response Team. Congress House Science Committee holds hearings on IPBES Global ...
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2020 race brings free college back to the national stage 17.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House.
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'Banking' water surges in communities facing water stress 14.6.2019
Groundwater recharge is the latest wave in water security.
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Pat Bowlen dies: Hall of Fame Broncos owner was 75 14.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Pat Bowlen, the most successful sports owner in Colorado history, died after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
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Asian, black, Latino: Why culturally specific theaters say the fight isn’t over 13.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In 1965, nine Asian Americans working in theater were tired of being relegated to roles like villain or cab driver and fed up with the regular indignity of white actors playing Asian roles.

They founded East West Players, now the nation’s longest-running professional theater of color, which has...

The Trump EPA is setting back chemicals policies by decades 13.6.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Tacoma, WA 1972 As we approach the third anniversary of the historic passage of bipartisan legislation to overhaul our nation’s broken chemical safety system, we’re hearing that political appointees at the agency are gearing up to celebrate their “successes” in implementing the law. While the chemical industry may […]
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Forest Service seeks to exempt some logging and mining from environmental review rules 13.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday announced plans to narrow the scope of a major environmental law, allowing the agency to fast-track activity throughout the national forest system without undergoing environmental review.

The proposed changes could potentially make it easier for logging, road...

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Ancient drug paraphernalia reveals that people smoked pot in China 2,500 years ago 13.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

High in the Pamir Mountains of western China, scientists exploring an ancient cemetery have uncovered 2,500-year old vessels containing the chemical remains of burned cannabis plants.

The discovery, described Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, marks the earliest solid chemical evidence...

Rural students often go unnoticed by colleges. Can virtual counseling put them on the map? 11.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In rural high schools, college guidance is often inadequate or non-existent. But new programs are popping up to help.
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5 things we learned about urban transformation 11.6.2019 Small Business |
The participants in the WRI Ross Prize for Cities showed how innovative new visions for cities' futures can be.
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We drink basically the same wine as ancient Romans -- and that's not so great 11.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Many of today's most popular wine varieties are extremely genetically similar to wines that may have existed for thousands of years, a new study finds. In the face of climate change, that's risky.
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Lauren Halsey brings the funk to the L.A. art scene 10.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In her first year at the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) in Faircrest Heights, Lauren Halsey distinctly remembers driving back home to South Central L.A. one afternoon in 1999 with her father, an accountant and avowed Funkateer, as he cued up Parliament Funkadelic’s “Aqua Boogie...

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I got through college the hard way — and I'm grateful for it 9.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A lot of students graduating from Los Angeles high schools and hoping to go to college are probably feeling pretty discouraged this year. The college admissions scandal has made it clear that the deck is stacked against them. But I can say from experience that doing it the hard way is not only...

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Industrial methane emissions are underreported, study finds 7.6.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Industrial methane emissions are underreported, study finds
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Cannibalism Was Driven by Ego, Narcissism or a 'Perceived Threat of Destruction' in These 5 Bizarre Cases 7.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A team of researchers investigated five instances of cannibalism in an attempt to uncover the underlying cause behind the unspeakable acts.
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