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Pramila Jayapal Doesn’t Want to Give Trump “a Dollar More” for His “Vanity Wall” 4.10.2019 Mother Jones
Forget about President Donald Trump’s wild dreams of fortifying his border wall with a snake-filled moat: The immigration policies he has implemented have wreaked havoc at the border and expanded a cruel detention system rife with health and safety violations. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) says this system is in desperate need of reform—and in recent months has […]
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Mpls. council panel favors study of rent-controlled housing in the city 3.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Rent control ordinances have long been on the books in places such as New York and San Francisco. The idea is gaining traction in smaller cities as high demand for rental housing squeezes the supply, but supporters of rent control face some big obstacles.
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Most Americans support safe gun storage laws, according to new poll 2.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A recent survey from APM Research Lab, Call To Mind and Guns & America found that nearly eight in 10 Americans support mandating that guns are stored with a lock in place. That includes those who own guns and those who don’t have one.
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Gun control risks losing momentum as impeachment fever rises 2.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
After back-to-back mass shootings in Ohio and Texas this summer, gun control burst back on the scene as a major political issue for Democrats. Now it risks taking a back seat as impeachment fever overtakes Washington. Gun control advocates are determined to prevent that from happening.
“Castle doctrine” may protect white officer who shot innocent black man in his own home, a judge rules 1.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A Texas jury began deliberations Monday to decide whether a white police officer who shot and killed an innocent black man in his own home is guilty of murder. Thanks to a last-minute decision from the judge, they'll be able to take into account a controversial law that might clear her of wrongdoing.
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The FDA tried to ban flavors years before the vaping outbreak. Top Obama officials nixed the plan 1.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

In just 46 days, over 100 tobacco advocates helped nix the ban on flavored e-cigarettes that might have prevented addiction in teens. Here's how.

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Answering your questions on the impeachment inquiry 30.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
As the impeachment inquiry moves forward, MPR News’ Kerri Miller spoke with two experts about how the process works.
“Not the golden ticket”: Colorado Democrats may change Section 8 voucher rules 30.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Landlords in Colorado have no obligation to accept housing vouchers, which makes it difficult to use the benefit. Colorado Democrats are considering changes.
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California has a new law for contract workers. But many businesses aren't ready for change 29.9.2019 LA Times: Business

California companies are scrambling to figure out how AB 5, a sweeping new hiring law, affects them.

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Federal judge blocks White House move to fast-track deportations 29.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
On Friday, U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson said the administration did not follow the correct decision-making procedures, such as the formal notice-and-comment period required for major federal rule changes, and likely violated federal law in failing to do so.
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White House attorneys directed sealing of phone transcript 28.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The White House acknowledged that a record of the Trump phone call that is now at the center of the House impeachment inquiry had been sealed away in a highly classified system at the direction of Trump's National Security Council lawyers.
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Opinion: Rent control is better than nothing, but it can't fix California's housing crisis 27.9.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California's new statewide rent control measure is better than nothing, but it won't increase the housing supply.

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Trump asked Ukrainian president for 'a favor' on Biden; DOJ says no charges 25.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
President Trump asked his Ukrainian counterpart to see what he could find out about former Vice President Joe Biden and his family, and be in touch with his lawyer and the attorney general.
RELEASE: WRI Joins Zero Carbon Buildings for All Initiative Launched at UN Climate Action Summit 24.9.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: WRI Joins Zero Carbon Buildings for All Initiative Launched at UN Climate Action Summit Developing and industrialized countries commit to decarbonize their building sector to achieve massive CO2 reductions. NEW YORK (September 23, 2019) — All buildings must be net zero carbon by 2050 to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, but fewer than 1% of buildings are today. Zero Carbon Buildings for All, a multi-partner global initiative endorsed by the UN Secretary General, was announced at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Policy News: September 23, 2019 24.9.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: North American bird populations decrease an estimated 30% in 50 years Common bird species severely impacted. Senate Appropriations Bills Include Increases of Department of Energy and Agricultural Research Programs The Department of Energy’s Office of Science receives a 9.6% increase. Administration Finalizes EIS for drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The House ...
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Opinion: Trump's refugee limits betray past Republican presidents and the founders 23.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Reducing refugee quotas, as the president wants to do, would in no way mitigate the border crisis.

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Two Colorado police departments already partner with a popular doorbell camera company — and more are considering 22.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Thousands of self-installed home security cameras across the Denver area record the daily comings and goings of their neighbors and visitors on their streets, and police are increasingly attempting to partner with camera companies for easier access to the footage.
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Elizabeth Warren's long path from Oklahoma to Harvard 22.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

On the campaign trail, Elizabeth Warren rarely mentions her two decades teaching at Harvard, preferring to dwell on her humble roots in Oklahoma. Her path to the White House may depend on which version of her voters accept — prairie populist or Ivy League elitist.

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Pelosi says Congress should pass new laws so sitting presidents can be indicted 21.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
"I do think that we will have to pass some laws that will have clarity for future presidents. [A] president should be indicted, if he's committed a wrongdoing," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told NPR.
With abortion restrictions on the rise, some women induce their own 20.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Activists are spreading information about self-induced abortion online and in person. The World Health Organization says a single drug, misoprostol, can be used to safely induce abortion.
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