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Fire engulfs Parker home, causing it to collapse 19.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The homeowners were not home when the fire started, and the cause is under investigation.
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A Post-Pandemic Bright Spot: Cities All Over the World Have Big Plans for a “Green Recovery” 19.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The cars that typically throng the huge highways weaving through Los Angeles are such an established part of the city’s fabric that when the coronavirus pandemic hit, their sudden absence felt bizarre to locals even eerie. But many Angelenos […]
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Denver police cut budget for financial reasons; public safety remains bulk of city spending despite protests 19.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Public safety operations will remain the city's largest expenditure in 2021 and no other single department is close, despite calls from weeks of protest this summer to reallocate taxpayer dollars from public safety to other city services.
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As the UN Turns 75, Countries Should Embrace a Shared Vision of a Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Future 18.9.2020 WRI Stories
As the UN Turns 75, Countries Should Embrace a Shared Vision of a Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Future Comments|Add Comment|Print75 years after its founding, the United Nation's core mission to solve global challenges holds true. Photo by Mat Reding/Unsplash This year is the 75th anniversary of the United Nations — an institution created in the wake of World War II, when the world was looking to emerge from a tragic era filled with conflict and political and economic turmoil. The U.N. was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Could a billionaire lose his LACMA board seat over his prison-phone investment? 17.9.2020 LA Times: Business

L.A. private equity titan Tom Gores is facing an ouster campaign for his LACMA board seat over his firm's investment in a prison telephone service.

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Here are some easy ways to make sustainable choices during the pandemic 16.9.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Appalled by the tidal wave of single-use plastic from takeout and more? Experts give tips for how to be eco-friendly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Using the Ocean As a Tool for Global Economic Recovery 16.9.2020 WRI Stories
Using the Ocean As a Tool for Global Economic Recovery Comments|Add Comment|PrintCoastal communities, which heavily rely on the ocean economy, are among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Nilantha Ilanguamuwa/Flickr The ocean economy, which contributes upwards of $1.5 trillion in value added to the global economy, was particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a projected loss of $1.9 billion for international shipping carriers alone. Coastal communities were hardest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Logger-turned-conservationist George Atiyeh disappears in Oregon wildfires 16.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

George Atiyeh fought to preserve Opal Creek forest, where he vanished during deadly Oregon wildfires

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Not Enough Climate Action in Stimulus Plans 15.9.2020 WRI Stories
Not Enough Climate Action in Stimulus Plans Comments|Add Comment|PrintElectric vehicle charging stations, Ontario, Canada. Photo by Mariordo/Wikimedia Commons Governments have already announced $11.8 trillion in fiscal stimulus in response to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, more than three times the amount spent in response to the Great Recession of 2008-09. While most of it will prioritize healthcare and direct support to the unemployed, about 30% of stimulus packages are being spent... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Early September frost jeopardized a peak month for Front Range farmers. Here’s how you can help. 15.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
At local farms, crews scrambled to collect all of the tomatoes, peppers and more, a month ahead of schedule.
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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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“Cult-like” Colorado spiritual group met with violent protests during Hawaiian sojourn 12.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
What began as a relaxing trip designed to ease the pain of "Mother God," the ailing leader of the Love Has Won religious group, turned into a violent multi-day standoff last week with a collection of Hawaiian protesters who chafed at what they described as outsiders invading their island and desecrating their culture.
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New Location, New Perspectives: Hearing from African Voices in the Restoration Movement 11.9.2020 WRI Stories
New Location, New Perspectives: Hearing from African Voices in the Restoration Movement Comments|Add Comment|PrintAt Sokomani's nursery, workers grow native plants like spekboom. Photo: Siyabulela Sokomani Siyabulela “Siya” Sokomani, a young entrepreneur from South Africa, runs a commercial nursery that grows thousands of native saplings every year. By nurturing those trees, he is restoring degraded land and fighting climate change in his community’s township in Cape Town. He’s one of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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4 Priorities for Climate Action and Social Equity in the COVID-19 Recovery 11.9.2020 WRI Stories
4 Priorities for Climate Action and Social Equity in the COVID-19 Recovery Comments|Add Comment|PrintMany on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis are also most vulnerable to climate change impacts. Photo by Omotayo Tajudeen/Pexels The COVID-19 crisis has shown how deep inequalities make society as a whole more vulnerable —providing important lessons for building resilience in an era of climate change. The people most exposed to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Chicago police hold new round of safety drills on South, Northwest sides 10.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago police and other city agencies will conduct a new round of safety drills this afternoon in the Belmont Cragin and Bronzeville neighborhoods. While Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office said they're not in response to any particular incident, the drills began downtown last month after some protests turned violent and thieves looted stores.
What Makes a Child-Friendly City? Redesigning Safer and Healthier Urban Spaces for Young People 10.9.2020 THE CITY FIX
Children are often under-prioritized or even disregarded in urban planning and design. It’s estimated that up to 500 children die daily in road crashes around the world; thousands more incur injuries and psychological trauma from collisions with vehicles that can ...
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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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Activists, nurses union demand $157 million cut from Cook County sheriff’s office budget next year: ‘Black life is a priority’ 10.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A coalition of activists and union members rolled out a “Budget for Black Lives” on Wednesday that proposes to cut the Cook County sheriff’s office budget by $157 million amid a national debate over policing and incarceration systems.
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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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Michigan's Muslims are thinking globally, but running and voting locally 8.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

The five young Muslim Americans huddled around a table inside the Yemeni coffee shop, pouring adeni chai into curved red and gold glasses.

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