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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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Ordinance to require more COVID-19 help for residents of large Chicago senior buildings sent to City Council for vote 7.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A committee recommended Monday the full Chicago City Council approve an ordinance aimed at protecting residents of senior citizen buildings from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Police detain prominent law professor and government critic as China's crackdown continues 6.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

Law professor Xu Zhangrun had already been suspended from teaching and put under house arrest after writing essays critical of President Xi Jinping.

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Cook County Board considers nonbinding proposal to shift money from ‘failed and racist’ policing, incarceration systems 4.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Cook County Board to consider non-binding resolution to redirect money from law enforcement to social services.
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How North Carolina Transformed Itself Into the Worst State to Be Unemployed 2.7.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. By March, when the coronavirus began accelerating through the United States, Shawn Hill-Watkins had been working as a cashier at a Food Lion supermarket […]
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Biden Wants to Desegregate the Suburbs. Naturally, Trump Is Furious. 2.7.2020 Mother Jones
During the 2020 Democratic primary, housing policy played a far more prominent role than in any presidential contest in recent memory, as candidates released aggressive plans to combat rising costs, exclusionary zoning, and a wave of evictions. But the issue seemed destined to be relegated to the margins in the general election, amid more politically potent […]
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The Spin: Gov. Pritzker responds to ‘attack’ ad with 2 new TV spots | Duckworth’s insight on what Biden’s looking for in a VP | New transportation laws crack down on distracted driving 1.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.
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The Spin: Mayor Lightfoot blasts Trump, lays out ‘terms of engagement’ for feds to help Chicago | Top cop blames ‘evil murdering bastards’ for children’s deaths in Chicago | Gas tax, minimum wage hikes hit July 1 30.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.
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Policy News: June 29, 2020 29.6.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: President Trump Suspends Entry Under H1-B Visas Through the End of 2020 Senators Introduce Bill Restricting Visas to Researchers with Ties to “Hostile Foreign Actors.” House Democrats Infrastructure Bill Reauthorizes Watershed Restoration Programs, Creates Wildlife Corridor System Full House will vote on bill this week. Congress Senate confirms Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan to ...
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Thousands march through Lakeview for Pride Without Prejudice event 29.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Thousands march in the Pride Without Prejudice event on June 28, 2020, through the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. The march took the place of the annual Pride Parade, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers sought to elevate Black and brown voices and as well as those of trans people while highlighting issues of racism and police violence. They sought to bring Pride back to its origins as the anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion in 1969.
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Trump policy and coronavirus leave agency bankrupt, tens of thousands of potential voters in limbo 28.6.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Just shy of 2020 voter deadlines, the federal agency that handles citizenship is out of money, and thousands of green card holders can't become citizens.

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Elijah McClain is becoming a household name. His mother is hurt that it’s taken so long. 27.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
Elijah McClain has been dead for almost a year, but he only became a household name after George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis, sparking protests in Colorado and across the world. Sheneen McClain spoke to The Denver Post about her grief for her son and how much it hurt her to see locals show up in force for Floyd but not for Elijah.
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Employers brace for a ‘PTO bomb’ as vacation-starved employees make time off requests 27.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Among the myriad challenges employers face at the mid-point of this difficult year is how to manage the stockpiles of unused paid time off that many employees have accumulated as COVID-19 sidelined spring break trips and summer getaways.
How conservative and centrist business owners face — and cautiously embrace — protests 25.6.2020 LA Times: Business

Developer Rick Caruso faults officials' protest response and joins business leaders calling for racial justice. Will corporate actions follow words?

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Should you travel this summer? Here’s a guide to flying, road trips and other vacation concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic. 24.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
For those planning a trip away from home this summer, the Tribune asked local medical experts what precautions and items to take on every step of a journey by airplane, car or train. What follows are their answers along with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, Transportation Security Administration and other state and federal agencies.
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Teens are leading an effort to rename a Kenilworth school. But siblings from the family they suggested naming the school after aren’t convinced. 23.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Two area teens are circulating a petition to rename Joseph Sears Elementary School in Kenilworth, citing issues of race and discrimination.
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Luxury fashion challenged to confront racist attitudes 23.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
When luxury fashion lined up social media posts to show solidarity with Black Lives Matters protests, brands got a whole lot of blowback.
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More Equitable Access to Open Space? Vancouver Has A Plan for That 22.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been told to stay at home, stay close to our neighborhoods and try to enjoy being outside. But what if there is no park nearby? What if your home is tiny with no outdoor ...
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Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of June 15-21 21.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Denver Post's most important stories from the past week, with a special focus on the story we've decided should lead our Sunday newspaper.
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12 bills Colorado lawmakers passed in 2020 that you should know about 19.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
During a historic 84-day session, Colorado lawmakers passed a slew of major legislation -- some of it so early on that it might feel like it happened in a different session.
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