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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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Did Jared Kushner Violate the Hatch Act? Democrats Request Investigation After Kellyanne Conway Findings 18.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Kushner has been "engaging in prohibited campaign fundraising activities," Democrats alleged in demanding an investigation.
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Tobacco's 'special friend': What internal documents say about Mitch McConnell 17.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Senate majority leader wants to raise the age for tobacco sales to 21. An NPR review of once-secret documents shows how closely McConnell has worked with the industry over decades.
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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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Jay Inslee's 2020 plan: Become president, save the planet 17.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The heap of ashes behind Jay Inslee used to be an acute-care center in Paradise, Calif.

Now it was a backdrop for the message the Democrat was about to bring to the 2020 presidential campaign trail — the message he has embraced for more than two decades.

“We can’t allow climate deniers in the White...

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Once-controversial, Boulder housing co-ops proving worth in affordability, community 17.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Once labeled by a former councilman as “the most closely watched houses in the city of Boulder,” co-ops are not without their critics. The bruising, emotional debate over the co-op ordinance two years ago illuminated contrasting opinions about how a city -- and neighbors — should define a home. In the years since its passage, it also has provided an example of the creative ways in which the city can address its affordable housing crisis.
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Petition Urging Trump to Fire White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway Picks Up Steam After Hatch Act Violations 15.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The petition's launch came after an official federal watchdog recommended that Conway be removed from her post, citing violations of The Hatch Act.
HUD Secretary Ben Carson returns to Colorado next month 15.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Ben Carson, the U.S. secretary of housing and urban development, will stop in Colorado for the second time in as many months when he speaks to conservatives in Denver on July 12.
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Impeach Trump? Many California Democrats aren’t convinced 14.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Much like their elected representatives, California Democrats are divided sharply over whether Congress should move to impeach President Trump, a new poll shows.

Trump remains deeply unpopular in the nation’s largest state, with its heavily Democratic electorate, according to the new Berkeley Institute...

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The special counsel is shocked, shocked that Kellyanne Conway was talking politics 14.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

On Thursday the U.S. Office of Special Counsel — a watchdog agency with no connection to Robert S. Mueller III — recommended that Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway be fired for multiple violations of the Hatch Act. That’s the federal law that limits political activities by government...

Are suburbs pushing homeless people into L.A.? Debate rages as numbers spike 13.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Pierre Robinson has tried more than once to set up camp in Culver City, a jaggedly shaped community of nearly 40,000 bordered by Los Angeles on multiple sides.

Robinson, who is homeless, said police repeatedly have made it clear he is not welcome.

“Every time I tried to set up a tent, they’d tell...

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Lack of Paternity Leave Holds Back Women at Work—and Men at Home | Opinion 13.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Giving fathers paid leave after their children are born is a crucial part of the battle for women's equality.
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The world’s largest pot farms, and how Santa Barbara opened the door 12.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary
When Santa Barbara County opened the doors to large-scale cannabis cultivation, a largely unregulated rush led by moneyed interests ensued.
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Reports find health workers still aren't alerting police regarding likely elder abuse 12.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Workers in nursing homes, hospital ERs and other health facilities are required by law to notify police whenever they notice likely signs of physical or sexual abuse. But that's often not happening.
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Trump wants to limit aid for low-income Americans. A look at his proposals 11.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Low-income Americans who take advantage of government safety net programs could be affected by a number of proposed rules and actions in areas such as housing, food aid, overtime and immigration.
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MN court rules in favor of Minneapolis in Section 8 housing ordinance 11.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The city is hailing a state appeals court decision allowing the city to ban landlords from discriminating against prospective renters solely because they receive Section 8 vouchers.
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Mueller Report is 'Sufficient to Obtain a Guilty Verdict' on Donald Trump, Law Professor Tells Congress 11.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"I would be willing to personally indict the case and to try the case," Joyce White Vance, a former U.S. attorney, told Congress.
A $1,800 apartment became a $3,300 corporate rental. Is that bad for housing? 10.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Last week, an upstart company started providing furnished apartments for business travelers on Franklin Avenue in Hollywood. Its website describes a “tastefully renovated” apartment complex with “laid back West Coast DNA” and a feeling of “whimsical Italian modern maximalism.”

Tony Diamond, the...

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Senate Democrats Want Federal Reserve to Probe Trump, Kushner's Deutsche Bank Relationship 7.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The lawmakers are skeptical of why the financial institution failed to report suspicious banking activity associated with accounts of the president and his son-in-law to federal authorities.
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Crisis? What crisis? California refuses to protect renters even as homelessness surges 7.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California politicians have spent the last year wringing their hands over the state’s worsening homeless crisis. But when it came time to act — to take real steps to protect people from losing their homes because of an exorbitant rent increase or an unwarranted eviction — lawmakers were missing...

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