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Retirement community protests O.C. plan to house homeless people with coronavirus at hotel 5.4.2020 LA Times: Health

County officials say they have few options as they try to quickly move people indoors amid fears that an outbreak among the homeless could further strain health systems.

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Activists Are Still Taking to the Streets—in Cars 3.4.2020 Mother Jones
Downtown San Francisco should have been quieter than ever, since most of the city has been quarantining for weeks due to COVID-19. But on Tuesday morning, the streets echoed with more noise than a typical rush hour, as a long caravan of cars blaring their horns inched toward the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, demanding […]
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As virus rages, Berkeley's 'Mother Goose' aids homeless people abandoned by the system 3.4.2020 LA Times: Health

With many homeless services shuttered, an activist in the East Bay has organized food and medical supplies for people sleeping on the street and at risk of coronavirus.

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Tech frustrations, inequity and silver linings: Minnesota’s first week of distance learning 3.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Week one of hundreds of thousands of Minnesota students attempting to learn from home was punctuated by widespread technology failures, overwhelmed parents and deepening inequities, as schools learned they likely won’t reopen before the end of the academic year.
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Demand for food stamps surges in California as virus takes economic toll 1.4.2020 LA Times: Health

The economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a record surge in the number of people applying to CalFresh, the state's food stamp program.

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Coronavirus-caused LAUSD school shutdown worsens inequities as many students go AWOL 31.3.2020 LA Times: Health

About 15,000 LAUSD high school students are absent online after the coronavirus forced campus shutdowns and a move to online learning.

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AIDS crisis shaped Anthony Fauci, disease expert at front lines of coronavirus pandemic 30.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Some fear that President Trump will sideline Dr. Fauci, an epidemiologist and civil servant who has warned that 100,000 to 200,000 Americans could die from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A's for all? Pass/fail? Colleges grapple with grading fairness during coronavirus 27.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Colleges are grappling with competing student demands to change grading during the coronavirus outbreak. Some want pass/fail for all to ensure equity while others want letter grades to boost GPAs.

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Review: Ellen Page's documentary examines 'environmental racism' in her home province 27.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

In "There's Something in the Water," the Oscar-nominated actress interviews women of color on the front lines of environmental activism in their communities.

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Judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access pipeline 26.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a full environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline, nearly three years after it began carrying oil.
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‘I don’t have the virus’: Asian Americans in Minnesota confront a COVID-19 backlash 25.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Asian Minnesotans say they’re facing increased hostility amid the COVID-19 crisis. Incidents range from name-calling to other forms of discrimination that appear to blame Asian Americans for the spread of the disease.
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With isolation, abuse activists fear an 'explosive cocktail' 25.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As the world's families hunker down, there's another danger that worries advocates and officials: a potential spike in domestic violence as victims spend day and night trapped at home with their abusers, with tensions rising, nowhere to escape, limited or no access to friends or relatives — and no idea when it will end.
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Column: Coronavirus will hurt us all. But it will be worst for those who have the least 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

The rift between the experience of those able to work from home and those in the service sector, now out of work, shows how the coronavirus outbreak will only exacerbate income inequality in America.

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Democrats Promised a Door-Knocking Army in 2020. The Pandemic Has Changed Their Plans. 21.3.2020 Mother Jones
In 2020, Democrats were going to knock on a lot of doors. There won’t be any doors knocked—not now, not soon, and perhaps not until sometime after November’s ballots have been cast. Since the summer of 2019, the Democratic National Committee has trained more than 600 college students on the best methods for door-knocking, phone-banking, […]
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Hollywood slams coronavirus-related racism toward Asian Americans: 'Call it out' 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Daniel Dae Kim, Lana Condor, Henry Golding, Celeste Ng and other celebrities are denouncing racism toward Asian Americans fueled by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Southern Poverty Law Center says number of anti-LGBTQ groups are growing in U.S., with four in Colorado 19.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Southern Poverty Law Center found 22 hate groups in Colorado in its 2019 report on extremists in the U.S.
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Childhood hunger in the US is a solvable problem 13.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
There’s no shortage of food in the country. Here's how one organization is connecting hungry kids to the abundance of food and existing programs previously inaccessible to them.
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In multicultural Austin, officials launch plan for census participation 12.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Roughly 15 percent of the southern Minnesota city’s population was born outside the U.S. So when local officials heard immigrants may be worried about participating in the census, they devised a plan to make sure the community’s hardest to reach residents are counted.
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Thousands of Foster Children Were Sent Out of State to Mental Health Facilities Where Some Faced Abuse and Neglect 12.3.2020 Mother Jones
This investigation was originally published by ProPublica Illinois and the Chicago Tribune. ProPublica Illinois is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to get weekly updates about our work. The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper that has stood up for its community since 1847. Please subscribe. Across the country, child welfare officials have […]
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Tampons, pads and politics mesh amid push in Colorado for access to menstrual supplies 11.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As a national movement for better access to menstrual products gains steam, “period equity” activists in Colorado are finding the path to change isn’t straight. Although Denver last summer repealed sales taxes on menstrual products and the state now requires supplies to be provided in prisons, an effort to repeal the statewide sales tax on the products failed. So, activists assemble supply kits to donate to those who need them.
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