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In the area where U.S. soldiers died in Niger, Islamist extremists have deep roots 20.11.2017 Washington Post: World
Factors including poverty and climate change drive villagers into the arms of extremists.
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Five Points church donates $20,000 to nonprofits 20.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
Campbell Chapel AME Church, an historic black congregation in Denver's Five Points neighborhood, donated $20,000 to four non-profit organizations at a Sunday service.
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Giving thanks by giving back 20.11.2017 Washington Post
Giving thanks by giving back
15 dead, 10 hurt in a stampede for food aid in Morocco 20.11.2017 Washington Post: World
A stampede erupted while food aid was being distributed in a Moroccan village Sunday and at least 15 people died and 10 were injured, authorities said.
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They fled North Korea for a better life. Here are their stories of struggle under Kim Jong Un. 18.11.2017 Washington Post
In six months of interviews in South Korea and Thailand, The Washington Post talked with more than 25 North Koreans from different walks of life who escaped the brutal regime of the “Great Successor.”
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Food insecurity affects 59,000 Jefferson County residents and these organizations are joining forces to fight it 16.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
Jefferson County Food Policy coordinated an event to bring Jeffco organizations together to tackle food insecurity in Jeffco.
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Don’t trash your veggies! Denver has expanded compost program to every neighborhood in the city 16.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
Now every neighborhood in Denver can participate in the city's composting program.
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Stop pretending the estate tax has anything to do with us family farmers 15.11.2017 Washington Post
Stop pretending the estate tax has anything to do with us family farmers
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Four places to give thanks by giving back in Adams County 14.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
Everyone deserves a holiday feast. Donate and volunteer at these charities and churches.
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Poverty Is Largely Invisible Among College Students 14.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Your support is crucial to keeping ethical journalism alive! Donate now to keep our writers on the streets, covering the most important issues and beats. This article was published by The first time I met an undergraduate who hadn't eaten in two days, I was stunned. The first time I spent the afternoon with a homeless college junior, I cried for most of the night. Now, after a decade of research on food and housing insecurity among college students, I'm just numb. I teach at an urban public university -- a "Research 1," top-of-the-Carnegie-rankings institution. I'm not one of Philadelphia's school teachers; I'm a professor with just one class to teach each term and a big research budget. But those trappings of prestige no longer shield me from the realities of poverty in our city, and more importantly, they don't help my students. Since 2008, my team's  research  on how students finance college has revealed that the main barrier to degree completion isn't tuition; it's having a place to ...
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How can I eat local when winter vegetables are so sad? 13.11.2017 Washington Post
How can I eat local when winter vegetables are so sad?
4 pedestrians struck by car near Boyle Heights food stand 11.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Four people were injured — two critically — in car crash Friday evening in Boyle Heights.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said the crash occurred on the 900 block of Marietta Street about 7 p.m. All the victims were taken to local hospitals.

Social media images of the scene show the crash occurred...

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Research sheds light on how to better manage small-scale fisheries 10.11.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Kendra Karr Small scale fisheries are critically important for the provision of food security, livelihoods, and economic development for billions of people. Most of these fisheries appear to be under-performing with respect to conservation, food production, revenue, and the quality of the livelihoods they can support. Many factors related to successful small-scale fisheries management have been articulated in previous research and through practical e xperience, including strong leadership, co-management, secure catch or marine tenure privileges, and scientific assessment of fishery status.   Both the pathways and tools employed in fishery reform vary, but there is a growing consensus that the integration of effective fisheries governance and science-based management is crucial for success. Together with fishermen and women, community members, managers and scientists we have identified some major lessons that arise from case studies in Belize, Cuba, Mexico and the Philippines. In newly published ...
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Street vendors could be banned near Hollywood Boulevard, Staples Center and other areas 9.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Near the bustling corner of Hollywood and Highland, Coty O’Donohue sells bottled water, sodas, cellphone accessories and other knickknacks to tourists strolling down the Walk of Fame.

“We’re out here trying to make an honest dollar,” said O’Donohue, a 22-year-old from Michigan trying to launch...

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Hungry for Mexican food? Try these Denver favorites 9.11.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
These four Mexican restaurants in Denver - D’Corazon, La Loma, Kahlo's and Machete Tequila and Tacos - offer an array of dishes and interesting environments in and around downtown.
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Help is always needed — and available — at south metro food banks and pantries 8.11.2017 Denver Post: Entertainment
Residents can donate or receive food at these south metro food banks and church pantries from Englewood to Castle Rock.
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Organic food won't reduce your carbon footprint, study says 7.11.2017 TreeHugger
It's a disappointing conclusion, but surely there are other reasons why Earth-friendly food production is a good idea.
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The stench of spoiled meat and decaying carcasses plague neighborhoods. Regulators vow relief 4.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

After years of enduring the stench of spoiled meat and decaying carcasses from nearby rendering plants, residents of southeast Los Angeles County could finally see some relief under new rules approved Friday.

Air quality regulators adopted long-delayed measures aimed at reducing odors from Vernon-area...

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A new cookbook is donating proceeds to Planned Parenthood, another to the ACLU 3.11.2017 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

When it comes to addressing social injustice, food is both the message and the medium. From ingredient sourcing and labor practices to school lunch policies and professional kitchen culture, the many working parts of our food system offer entree into understanding a scope of issues affecting vulnerable...

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From Hipster Bakers to Liquid Food, All the Times This New Book Perfectly Mocks Foodie Culture 3.11.2017 Mother Jones
Lois, the protagonist of Robin Sloan’s new novel, Sourdough, lives in a San Francisco brimming with ambitious techies and crafty entrepreneurs. Many of them are hard at work on creating the next generation of delicacies to tempt the citizens of their food-idolizing city while simultaneously solving all the world’s problems. When a gift of magical sourdough […]
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