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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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Minneapolis moves toward affordable housing mandate 20.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Developers would have to include affordable units in most projects.
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Policy News: November 18, 2019 19.11.2019 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are now being accepted. ESA is now accepting applications for its 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol ...
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When is body camera video released of police shootings in Colorado? It depends where you live. 18.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
On Aug. 24, Aurora police engaged in a violent encounter with an unarmed 23-year-old black man, who died six days later.
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Why Did Lindsey Graham Join a Climate Group? 17.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Congress has long been a place where climate policy goes to die. That could soon change, and not only because there’s an election coming up in less than a year. A new bipartisan climate caucus has formed in the Senate. It’s similar to […]
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Plans for a huge North Hollywood transit village move forward 17.11.2019 LA Times: Business

Called District NoHo, the $1-billion project will combine housing, offices, stores and restaurants around the area's subway and bus hub.

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State Rep. Diane Loeffler of Minneapolis dies at age 66 17.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Loeffler, a DFLer first elected to the House in 2004, was a lifelong resident of Northeast Minneapolis. “She was just a powerhouse. It’s a huge loss for the Legislature,” House Speaker Melissa Hortman said.
Bernie Sanders and AOC Just Unveiled a Green New Deal for Public Housing 15.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in CityLab and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Socialist Democrats are pushing the progressive envelope with a new iteration of Green New Deal legislation this week, this time with a focus on public housing. On Thursday, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a new bill […]
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Opinion: Roger Stone's defense is the same Republicans are making against impeachment: 'So what?' 15.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Political operative Roger Stone's defense has much in common with the argument some Republicans are making against impeachment.

Jared Kushner's White House ties proving a problem for start-up he co-founded 15.11.2019 LA Times: Business

Real estate start-up Cadre had a shot at an investment from SoftBank's Vision Fund. But there was a hitch: co-founder Jared Kushner.

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Editorial: California, don't back down from your own rules requiring solar panels on new homes 14.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California leaders shouldn't undermine their own mandate for solar on new homes by allowing utilities and developers to rely on far-off farms.

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Live: House holds 1st open hearing in Trump impeachment inquiry 14.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent are testifying in a follow-up to their closed-door depositions. Watch live at 9 a.m. CT.
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Editorial: The GOP is trying to distract you from key questions about Trump's behavior. Don't let them 13.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The House Intelligence Committee is set to begin the public portion of the House's impeachment inquiry. President Trump's supporters will attempt to shift the focus away from the president, but the public should not be distracted from the core questions about Trump's conduct.

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Inside the White Supremacist Group Hiding in Plain Sight 13.11.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In the hours after the slaughter in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3, a final toll emerged: 22 dead, […]
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Opinion: What slavery can teach Supreme Court justices about DACA 13.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

We sometimes characterize the law as a clear set of rules, but the law isn't always so straightforward. This is as true of DACA as it was for slavery.

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California has six of the nation's 1,680 high-hazard dams deemed in risky condition 12.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

There are at least 1,688 high hazard dams in poor or unsatisfactory condition in 44 states and Puerto Rico, an Associated Press investigation has found. California is home to six.

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Thousands face risk because of aging U.S. dams, including some in Colorado, AP finds 10.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
On a cold morning last March, Kenny Angel got a frantic knock on his door. Two workers from a utility company in northern Nebraska had come with a stark warning: Get out of your house.
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Opinion: The House articles of impeachment could be history's takeaway on Donald Trump 10.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The charges that did in President Nixon should apply, and the House may want to add two more: one for the egregious Ukraine scandal and an "omnibus" article to capture the daunting whole of this corrupt presidency.

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15 years after pledge’s hazing death, relationship between CU and Boulder’s fraternities “nonexistent” 8.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Fifteen years ago, the hazing death of University of Colorado freshman Gordie Bailey upended the school's Greek system, forging a rift between the campus and Boulder's fraternities and leaving diverging views on whether students are any safer.
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Trump is expected to sign bill making animal cruelty a federal crime 8.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The PACT Act would be the first national law making severe animal cruelty and torture illegal. An earlier law only banned videos of such acts.
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