On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

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User: flenvcenter Topic: Shelter and Housing-National
Category: Affordable Housing
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‘We’re heading for a huge housing crisis’: With the pandemic posing a mass eviction threat, here’s what 11 housing experts say a Biden administration can do to help 3.12.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The Tribune asked Chicago housing experts about what they would like to see from President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
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California unveiled a blueprint for the future of early education. Critics say it's built on shaky ground 2.12.2020 LA Times: Health

After months of delays and pandemic upheaval, officials have released the Master Plan for Early Learning and Care, a blueprint to remodel California's Byzantine child-care system.

California is failing to provide free and equal education to all during pandemic, suit alleges 1.12.2020 LA Times: Health

California has failed during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide a free and equal education for all California students, violating the state Constitution, according to a lawsuit.

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Editorial: It shouldn't take squatters to compel California to act on homelessness 1.12.2020 LA Times: Opinion

By taking over houses owned by Caltrans, activists have shined a spotlight on the housing crisis.

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Before COVID-19, low-income college students often struggled to stay in school. The pandemic has only made it harder: ‘Either my work suffers or my school suffers.’ 27.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Students "work their tails off" to pay tuition, but many jobs are disappearing because of COVID-19.
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Editorial: Here's one reason California isn't building enough affordable housing: bureaucracy 19.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

California strangles affordable housing production with red tape, according to a new audit.

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Urban Sanitation Is a Climate and Economic Issue Too 19.11.2020 THE CITY FIX
Along the Ngong River in Mukuru, one of Nairobi’s slum neighborhoods and home to more than 100,000 people, residents face a dual threat when the rains come. First, the river rises, flooding into streets and houses. Then the water reaches ...
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Sweeping plans for Denver’s east side would allow taller buildings, more density 16.11.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council is considering a sweeping plan which would allow taller buildings and greater density along East Colfax Avenue as well as more accessory dwelling units in the South Park Hill, Montclair, Hale and East Colfax neighborhoods.
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Column: Is Biden's 'public option' for healthcare already dead? 12.11.2020 LA Times: Health

President-elect Biden has proposed a "public option" to compete with private insurance plans. Experts say a GOP-controlled Senate would make that impossible.

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How Europe's Wood Pellet Appetite Worsens Environmental Racism in the US South 10.11.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

In 2013, when Enviva Biomass opened a new plant near Belinda Joyner's community in Northampton County, North Carolina, she already knew what to expect. As the Northeast Organizer for Clean Water for North Carolina, she'd met with residents of a small, majority Black town called Ahoskie, 40 miles from her home. Enviva had built its first North Carolina plant there two years before.

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A lot of people wanted to work at Aspen Skiing Co. this year. But there wasn’t enough affordable housing to make it happen. 9.11.2020 Denver Post: Local
Aspen Skiing Co. is raking in job applications this fall but lack of affordable housing is hindering their ability to seal all deals.
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Delores Project helps homeless find housing, supports them long after they get the keys 25.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Delores Project and Arroyo Village affordable housing units, nestled in the West Colfax neighborhood, provide 24/7 shelter for women, transgender people and those who are gender non-conforming and experiencing homelessness.
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Biden's aggressive climate policy runs into backlash in debate aftermath 24.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

Biden's debate remark about a transition away from oil generates glee from Republicans. The argument illustrates why climate politics is politically hard.

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Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South 21.10.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Europe’s wood pellet market is worsening environmental racism in the American South Danielle Purifoy Wed, 10/21/2020 - 00:45 This story was originally published by Southerly , in partnership with Scalawag and Environmental Health News for its Powerlines series, which looks at climate change, justice, and infrastructure in the American South. The series is supported by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, and is part of their  POWER project .  In 2013, when Enviva Biomass opened a new plant near Belinda Joyner’s community in Northampton County, North Carolina, she already knew what to expect. As the Northeast Organizer for  Clean Water for North Carolina , she’d met with residents of a small, majority Black town called Ahoskie, 40 miles from her home. Enviva had built its  first North Carolina plant  there two years before.  The corporation, which manufactures wood pellets as a purportedly renewable alternative to coal, did what most industries do in ...
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For first time in nearly 20 years, Cook County opens suburban housing voucher waitlist. At least 10K people already applied. 20.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
At least 10,000 people have applied to join suburban Cook County’s housing voucher program since officials announced on Monday morning its waitlist will open up for the first time in nearly two decades.
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Democratic effort to flip U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis’ seat the most hotly contested of Downstate congressional races 16.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A hotly contested rematch in a central and southwestern Illinois district that has drawn national attention as a top target for Democrats is one of the most closely watched of several Downstate congressional races on the Nov. 3 ballot.
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Tech companies step up to bring free Wi-Fi to L.A. public housing residents 9.10.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

A new partnership between the mayor's office, Microsoft, and the wireless internet service provider Starry is bringing fast internet to Jordan Downs, Nickerson Gardens, and other major public housing complexes in L.A. for the school year

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Drive-thru flu shots? Vaccine vouchers? How getting the flu shot in Illinois will be different this year 25.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Getting the flu shot this year is going to look different in Illinois as patients and medical facilities adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Californians moved to Oregon for affordable housing. Wildfires left them homeless 21.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Oregon wildfires leave California transplants homeless and facing rising housing costs.

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Food box deliveries to needy California seniors cut off because of USDA cheese rule 11.9.2020 LA Times: Health

As coronavirus cases soared, thousands of low-income seniors stopped receiving free food boxes because of a rule designed to help the dairy industry.

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