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Black Campaign School seeks to build black political power 6.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Roughly 90 percent of elected officials in the United States are white. The Black Campaign School is trying to change those statistics by investing in a new generation of black politicians.
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Mary G. DiNubile, 79, educator and member of Philly's politically prominent Green family 3.8.2018 Philly.com News
Mrs. DiNubile always wanted to teach, and she ended up being that and a Philadelphia public school principal.
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Policy News: July 23, 2018 24.7.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue:   103 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America convenes in New Orleans, LA The Opening Plenary talk by Robert Twilley, “Ecosystem design approaches in a highly engineered landscape of the Mississippi River Delta” will be live-streamed – watch it here on Sunday, August 5 at 5 PM ...
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The Long Game on Taxes 28.6.2018 American Prospect
Albin Lohr-Jones/Sipa USA via AP Images A demonstrator holds a sign at a rally in opposition to the Republican tax bill held in Lower Manhattan This article appears in the Summer 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  The immediate aim for progressives on taxes is clear: show all the ways in which the 2017 Republican Tax Act favors the interests of the wealthy and short-changes average Americans, who will ultimately end up paying the cost. But the long game on taxes is a lot less obvious. We need policies that foster a more widely shared prosperity, correcting for the trend toward increased economic inequality instead of aggravating it. We need stable financing for programs that the public continues to demand. And we need to reduce the risks of climate change by promoting the shift away from carbon fuels. Working out an effective and persuasive strategy to achieve those aims poses an extraordinary challenge. How we got progressive taxation in the first place may hold some lessons ...
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What Else Could We Do with $1.9 Trillion? 28.6.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson Replacing the old Tappan Zee Bridge: Hundreds of other bridges, tunnels, and rail lines are outmoded. All it takes is public funds.  This article appears in the Summer 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  For almost 40 years, we have been living through Republican experiments with a theory of economic growth: Give tax cuts to the top and they will reward the middle and the bottom with new job-creating investments that also generate ever-greater tax revenues. In the latest tax cut, now expected to cost $1.9 trillion over a decade, it’s already clear that corporations are not spending their windfall on new investments but mainly on stock buybacks. Since about 2012, buybacks by corporations exceeded their investment in productive assets, and the trend is getting worse. If that $1.9 trillion tax cut were spent instead on infrastructure, the positive effects would ripple through the economy. Virtually all of the money would be productively spent on fixing the ...
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Democrats Want Scott Pruitt to Stop Smothering Methane Data 28.6.2018 Mother Jones
House Democrats are angry with EPA administrator Scott Pruitt again and, this time, it has nothing to do with first class flights, real estate deals, Trump hotel mattresses, moisturizing lotions, or any of his other ever-expanding list of controversies.   Lawmakers asked Pruitt in a letter released Wednesday to reconsider his decision to rescind a little-known rule regulating information about methane, a heat-trapping gas that […]
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In final debate, Democrats running for Colorado governor continue sparring over campaign finance, tactics 19.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
In their final debate Monday night before the June 26 primary, the four Democrats vying for a chance to become Colorado’s next governor tussled over everything from immigration and guns, to the state’s rural divide and teacher pay.
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Minn. regulators will soon decide on the Line 3 oil pipeline's fate. Here's how to follow along. 18.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
State regulators are holding hearings this week as they make final decisions on whether to let Enbridge Energy build its controversial oil pipeline replacement.
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Dem lawmakers want criminal corruption probe for EPA chief Scott Pruitt 8.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
President Donald Trump signaled Friday he is still standing by his embattled EPA chief, even as Pruitt's support among other Republicans has started to erode.
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Parking woes near LoDo sports bars have customers missing near Coors Field during high season 29.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Watering holes near the main entrance to Coors Field are suffering an alarming customer drought during what should be the high season for sports bars. Owners blame a natural-gas pipeline project that is well into extra innings.
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Why Colorado’s environmental battles aren’t the focus of the nation’s top Democratic donor in the 2018 election 28.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Tom Steyer, a billionaire climate activist with a big-money legacy in Colorado politics, suggests his focus is flipping the U.S. House to Democratic control, not major environmental efforts in Colorado in the 2018 election.
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Take all the snaps you want of bear and elk in Rocky Mountain National Park. Just don’t abuse the selfie, Colorado State campaign says. 28.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
A message that there is a better way to get selfies of wild animals is being packaged by a group of Colorado State University faculty and students. It seems to be gaining traction. They say the number of people keeping a safe distance from wildlife increased by at least 16 percent in three of four national parks after their campaign began last year.
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Pipeline issue complicates Heitkamp's hopes for second term in Senate 28.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Some Native American voters say they've lost their zeal for Sen. Heidi Heitkamp over her perceived non-stance on the Dakota Access pipeline.
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The “street fighter” vs. the college professor: Democrats running for Colorado attorney general are aligned on the issues — but not on how to solve them 27.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
On June 26, Democratic and unaffiliated voters will choose between two drastically different attorney general candidates with disparate backgrounds in Phil Weiser and Joe Salazar.
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The Spot newsletter: An inferno in a Colorado congressional race, a pee problem in Denver, a new Colorado Supreme Court justice and who is showing the money 24.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Welcome back to The Spot, where The Denver Post's politics team captures what's happening this week -- from the Colorado legislature to Denver city hall, with a stop through the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C.
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The Energy 202: Democrats ding Trump on gas prices, just as Trump once did to Obama 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The gas station press conference took place on Capitol Hill.
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The Daily 202: Trump wins a battle in the culture war as NFL owners cave on national anthem protests 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
But it’s a Pyrrhic victory.
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$500K earmarked for mental health program in Eagle area 24.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Central Colorado officials have agreed to invest $500,000 to address a growing urgency for mental health resources in the Eagle area.
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A short circuit unlocked cells at a South Carolina jail. Now a murder suspect is on the loose. 23.5.2018 Washington Post
A short circuit unlocked cells at a South Carolina jail. Now a murder suspect is on the loose.
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Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs 23.5.2018 Denver Post: Business
A bill helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments sailed through Congress on Tuesday, a victory for President Donald Trump and foes of regulation and a defeat for patients' groups and Democrats who argued the measure was dangerous and dangled false hope.
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