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Gentrification concerns and troubles with Denver’s homebuyer assistance program spur new discussions about affordable housing 26.5.2018 Denver Post: Business
Two recent events in Denver -- a Five Points coffee shop sign that appeared to celebrate the effects of gentrification and the unraveling of a city-run homebuyers' assistance program -- have spurred new discussions about the lack of affordable housing options locally and the challenges in addressing the problem.
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The business case for empowering women through climate-resilient supply chains 24.5.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Women are disproportionately affected by climate change's impacts, in addition to multiple institutional barriers. Here's what you can do about it.
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Two doctors with opposing views on expanding Medi-Cal to immigrants here illegally 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: We can all agree that in a civilized society, access to quality healthcare should be a right. Far more complicated is determining how to pay for it.

The analysis in your stellar editorial, “Now Is Not the Time to Expand Medi-Cal to Undocumented Adults,” points out that offering “free”...

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Why it matters that affordable housing hits the triple bottom line 18.5.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The net-zero energy (NZE) opportunity for all.
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Trump’s welfare plan misses a key piece: Transportation 13.5.2018 Washington Post
Advocates for those who rely on public assistance say the plan increases work requirements without taking into account that those who need the benefits often have little or no access to transportation.
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U.N. World Food chief says he hopes ‘new spirit’ benefits children in N. Korea 12.5.2018 Washington Post: World
David Beasley wants more money to help feed mothers and children, but many donor countries remain skeptical.
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We asked congressional hopeful Ashley Lunkenheimer about her family-funded super PAC, Trump and more | #PA5 12.5.2018 Philly.com News
The former federal prosecutor said she has "not coordinated" with the super PAC.
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The Daily 202: Five overshadowed stories spotlight Trump’s domestic priorities 8.5.2018 Washington Post
The Daily 202: Five overshadowed stories spotlight Trump’s domestic priorities
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Government Remains the Biggest Obstacle to Fair Housing 8.5.2018 American Prospect
Steve Yeater/AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation Marchers walk to the California State Capitol to protest the high cost of rental housing The National Fair Housing Alliance recently issued its annual  Fair Housing Trends Report . The study found that the number of housing discrimination complaints continues to increase. But beyond this troubling pattern in increased complaints is an even more startling development: private, nonprofit fair housing organizations - not federal, state or local agencies - handled most of those complaints.  The biggest obstacle to a person or family’s right to housing, it turns out, is still the federal government’s failure to vigorously enforce existing laws. Of the 28,843 complaints reported nationwide in 2017 (600 more than the previous year—a 2 percent increase over 2016 and the fourth straight year of increases) independent fair housing groups stepped up to address the vast majority— more than 70 percent—of the complaints. Even though the total number of complaints ...
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West Virginia Teachers Won Their Strike. Now, They’re Rebuilding the Local Economy. 7.5.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  It’s early January, but the high tunnel at Mount View High School in McDowell County, West Virginia, is sweltering. High tunnels are inexpensive greenhouses, unheated but covered in plastic, that make it easier for farmers to extend the growing season for their fruits and vegetables. In this case, it’s strawberries: About 300 strawberry plants, donated by a McDowell farmer, are growing in raised beds. The students at Mount View chose to plant the strawberries, says Jenny Totten, who works with the high school students as the McDowell County Community Development Coordinator at the West Virginia Community Development Hub. The students don’t get to make a lot of their own decisions, she says. So she lets them choose what they want to do, whether it’s the work that they’ll do in the high tunnel or what they’ll make with the harvested plants. The kids don’t just learn gardening and cultivating, but also how to ...
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Closing the information gap on Texans’ energy burdens 4.5.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Closing the information gap on Texans’ energy burdens
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America is more racially integrated than ever. Here’s where segregation still lingers. 4.5.2018 Washington Post
The United States is on track to be a majority-minority nation by 2044. But census data show most of our neighbors are the same race as us.
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Essential California: Drama at America's doorstep 3.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, May 3, and here’s what’s happening across California:

TOP STORIES

When hundreds of Central American immigrants departed Tapachula, Mexico, they never imagined that their voyage would ricochet around the world. They...

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D.C. moves one step closer to menstrual equity 28.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Mayor Bowser partially funded a tampon tax repeal; will the council follow?
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Green Growth for the Commonwealth: Ready for Phase Three 27.4.2018 THE CITY FIX
A few short years ago, the idea of sustainability drew praise as something that ought to be encouraged for its environmental benefits, despite what was then seen as its inevitable trade-off with economic growth. That was Phase One. Phase Two ...
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Medicaid Work Requirements: Trump's War on the Poor Expands, One State at a Time 25.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Donald and Melania Trump walk out to the North Portico to greet French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron as the Trumps host a state dinner at the White House on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post via Getty Images) Unlike the highly publicized battle over Trumpcare, the Republican attack on Medicaid is happening one state at a time, with minimal scrutiny. Last week two state legislative bodies passed bills that would make Medicaid available only to people who meet stringent work requirements, bringing the total number of states pursuing work requirements to 12. Now, activists across the country are challenging "welfare 2.0," which threatens to leave people who are already struggling without health insurance. Donald and Melania Trump walk out to the North Portico to greet French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron as the Trumps host a state dinner at the White House on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Washington, DC. ...
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Her rare disease costs millions to treat. To drug companies, she’s a human jackpot. 25.4.2018 Washington Post
Loukisha Olive-McCoy lives her life as a full-time patient. Her family struggles financially. To afford care, she turned to a nonprofit charity and entered a pocket of the health-care system in which some drug companies fund patient charities — while pushing other costs onto insurance companies.
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Does Minnesota need Line 3? Pipeline plan tests state's environmental-business balance 24.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
State regulators are weighing whether to let Enbridge Energy build a new high-volume oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The company says the new line is vital to the nation's energy needs and will be strong and safe. Environmentalists say it's a disaster waiting to happen. Is there a middle ground?
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This One Chart Shows the Radical Changes Needed to Achieve Sustainable Cities 23.4.2018 THE CITY FIX
Rose Molokoane picked up the microphone at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur in February, and challenged the room full of policymakers, practitioners and researchers. “I’ve been a part of every World Urban Forum, and government is always talking about needing ...
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We need a gender revolution, not an evolution 23.4.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
In a year that's seen the voice of women rise to the forefront, news of a widening gender gap only highlights how much work we still need to do.
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