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Post Premium: Top stories for Sept. 14-20 20.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
South of Colorado Springs, at Fountain Valley Regional Park, scientists from the state health department earlier this month pulled fish out of Willow Springs Ponds, sliced into them and carved out fillets -- not for a tasty fish fry, but to be scanned with a mass spectrometer to measure how contaminated they are by so-called "forever chemicals."
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Trump and Biden battling for Minnesota, a longtime Democratic bastion now in play 19.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

President Trump and Joe Biden both campaigned in Minnesota on Friday, a longtime Democratic bastion that's now a battleground state.

University of Illinois at Chicago nurses and service workers march downtown as part of days-long strike 19.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Hundreds of University of Illinois Hospital nurses and University of Illinois at Chicago service workers who are on strike marched downtown on a chilly Friday morning to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office, asking the governor for solidarity as they negotiate contracts with the hospital and university.
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L.A. schools are closed — but there are loopholes for those with money 19.9.2020 LA Times: Health

K-12 schools in Los Angeles are not allowed to be open at the moment. Yet many schools have reopened anyway, either by outsourcing their facilities to established providers like the Y, or by rebranding as day camps, which are license-exempt and virtually unregulated in California.

L.A.'s poet laureate isn't mincing words: 'The world's on fire. We're just trying to survive.' 18.9.2020 LA Times: Health

L.A. poet laureate Robin Coste Lewis joins the L.A. Times Book Club Sept. 24 for Black Poets in a Time of Unrest, an evening of discussion and poetry performances.

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'Is that leg really broken?' Rights group documents detainee abuse in Belarus 16.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

Detainees swept up in protest against Belarus president describe harrowing jailhouse abuse. Major rights group deems some of it torture.

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Huge win or missed opportunity? Community activists, politicians and retailers debate Chicago ban on flavored vaping products. 15.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Under the ordinance, Chicagoans can still purchase flavored cigarettes such as menthols but can no longer purchase a menthol-flavored vape.
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L.A. school parents will be able to learn if anyone has coronavirus in their child's class 14.9.2020 LA Times: Health

L.A. Unified will offer a website so that anyone can find out the coronavirus infections at a school or even a child's classroom.

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80% of Goods Start or End in Cities. It’s Time We Start Taking Urban Freight Seriously. 14.9.2020 THE CITY FIX
This is part one of our series on urban freight and achieving a “triple zero” bottom-line: zero emissions, zero road deaths and zero exclusion from core services and opportunities. A line of trucks files patiently into the Port of Shenzhen. ...
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Black Lives Matter march in Westminster draws about 100 people, counter-protesters 14.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
About 100 people marched through Westminster Sunday afternoon in a small Black Lives Matter demonstration that was met by a handful of counter-protesters who drove by the group in pickup trucks and muscle cars, honking their horns, flipping their middle fingers and shouting phrases like, "Loser" and "America."
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China's 'purification' of classrooms: A new law erases history, silences teachers and rewrites books 11.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

China's crackdown on Hong Kong is purging teachers, rewriting textbooks and increasing pressure on schools over what to put in the minds of students. A new national security law has endangered freedom of thought and expression.

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COVID-stricken pastor could barely breathe. He kept fighting for the right of Black people to vote 10.9.2020 LA Times: Health

Black voters in Wisconsin, a crucial battleground state, face growing threat of disenfranchisement in a pandemic election, says Souls to the Polls leader.

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RELEASE: Consortium Launches Program to Train Next Generation of City Climate Resilience Leaders 10.9.2020 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Consortium Launches Program to Train Next Generation of City Climate Resilience LeadersGlobal Commission on Adaptation brings together broad coalition of universities, cities and community organizations to help cities build resilience to climate change   WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 10, 2020) — A global consortium of universities, cities, community organizations and World Resources Institute launched an initiative to build cities’ capacities to adapt to the impacts of climate change.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Growing more radical, Mexican feminists seize control of a federal building 10.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Mexican rape victims and mothers of disappeared daughters seized control of a federal building last week.

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The Spin: Chicago police union endorses Trump | Lightfoot, Pritzker say city, state need money from Congress | Black lawmakers call on Pritzker to halt pot dispensary licensing lottery 9.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.
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Carbon 'rainbow': Unilever pledges $1.2B to scrub fossil fuels from cleaning products 8.9.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Carbon 'rainbow': Unilever pledges $1.2B to scrub fossil fuels from cleaning products Cecilia Keating Tue, 09/08/2020 - 00:15 Unilever last week revealed plans to funnel close to $1.2 billion over the next 10 years into initiatives that will allow it to replace chemicals in its cleaning products made from fossil fuel feedstocks with greener alternatives — an investment it described as critical to meeting its aim of achieving net-zero emissions from its products by 2039. The new program, Clean Future, is largely focused on identifying and commercializing alternative sources of carbon for surfactants, the petrochemical molecules found in cleaning products that help remove grease from fabrics and surfaces. More than 46 percent of Unilever's cleaning and laundry products' carbon footprint is incurred by chemicals made from fossil fuel-produced carbon, most of which are used in surfactants.  However, the firm now intends to explore, invest and ramp up carbon capture and use technologies that will eliminate ...
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Far-right extremists in Oregon among those who use rally and caravan to show support for Trump 8.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Trump supporters, including some far right extremists, hold rally and caravan

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Woman, 20, in critical condition among 3 people shot during drive-by shooting in Gresham 7.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Three people were shot while standing outside in the 8000 block of South Green Street near West 81st Street Sunday afternoon, officials said.
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How do cops spend their time? As Denver debates police funding, these numbers offer an inside look 6.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Though violent crime generates the most headlines, Denver's patrol officers spent more than 80% of their time dealing with other less serious complaints and a wide array of community tasks.
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The Rev. Leon Finney Jr., longtime South Side activist and developer, dies 5.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The pastor and founder of the Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church in Bronzeville came to prominence in in the 1960s as he fought against the university and slumlords in his community.
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