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The Trump Administration Wants to Kick Undocumented Immigrants Out of Public Housing 18.4.2019 Mother Jones
On Wednesday night, the Trump administration proposed to gut a policy in place since the Clinton administration that gives some undocumented immigrants access to public housing without having to disclose their immigration status. Trump’s proposal will bar undocumented immigrants from claiming housing assistance, saying it’s “unfair” to the citizens who are on waitlists for public housing.  “HUD […]
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Republican Or Democrat—We Can All Agree On Tampon Tax 15.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In most states menstrual products are not sales tax-exempt, a category primarily reserved for food, prescription medications, and other “necessities of life.”
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Activists Couldn’t Get Facebook to Tackle Its Discrimination Problem—Until the Russia Scandal Hit 12.4.2019 Mother Jones
On April 10, 2018, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg did something he had managed to avoid in his 14 years at the helm of the tech giant he had built: He testified before Congress. His company had been battered in the preceding months, first by revelations that Russia had used the platform as part […]
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A new NFL stadium near a run-down school softball field: This is poverty in America 12.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The California section in Sunday’s print edition of the Los Angeles Times offered a seemingly unrelated series of articles — one having to do with lobbyists for the soda industry, one focusing on a dilapidated softball field in Inglewood, and the third describing how many litigants...

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Denver City Council District 11 candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council District 11 race features Christine M. Alonzo and Stacie Gilmore.
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Denver City Council District 1 candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council District 1 race features Praj Kulkarni, Victoria R. Aguilar, Sabrina D'Agosta, David Sabados, Mike Somma, Amanda Sandoval and Scott Alan Durrah.
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The man behind Huawei 11.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Ren Zhengfei turned a company with no intellectual property into the world’s largest telecom and made China a global leader in 5G technology. Washington says he had help from Beijing.

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Samantha Brown's Top 10 Summer Vacation Destinations 10.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The inveterate traveler and star of PBS' "Places to Love" tells us her favorite vacation spots in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
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Why are L.A. and HUD bickering over how to build affordable housing for the disabled? 6.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For years, housing advocates complained to Los Angeles city officials that disabled renters were effectively being shut out of many affordable housing developments.

That’s not just unfair, it’s against the law: Low-income housing projects built with federal dollars are required to include a certain...

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Amazon is leading the march toward a cashless society. States and cities push back 3.4.2019 LA Times: Business

Rebecca Esparza works with homeless people and, having once lived in a shelter herself, knows what it’s like to navigate the U.S. economy if you don’t have much money. For most of her clients, cash is king because they lack access to the financial tools many Americans take for granted — checking...

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The human dimension of public transit planning — equity 2.4.2019 GreenBiz.com
Planners can disadvantage communities in cities if they rely purely on numbers — with lasting societal impacts.
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America Has Forgotten About Its Urban Trees 1.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and is shared here as part of the ClimateDesk collaboration.  Forested areas in cities may seem best left untouched, but it’s a common misconception that they can take care of themselves, according to Sarah Charlop-Powers, executive director of New York City’s Natural Areas Conservancy. “We need to undo […]
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4 creative ways cities are transitioning to a clean energy future 1.4.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The Bloomberg Philanthropies' American Cities Climate Challenge is accelerating community climate leadership.
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Take a peek at Canada’s indigenous cultures on a weekend escape to Vancouver 28.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Vancouver, Canada, teems with tourists in the summer, including many who come here to board Alaskan cruises. My husband and I visited during the off-season. Though the weather in February was chilly, the sun shimmered off the snow-capped peaks of the North Shore mountains, a dramatic backdrop for...

4 Ways Local Solar Projects Can Benefit Cities 27.3.2019 THE CITY FIX
When a city decides to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, headlines follow. But the work has only just begun. Cities have many options for generating and purchasing renewable electricity, each of which comes with distinct benefits and challenges. ...
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4 Ways Local Solar Projects Can Benefit Cities 26.3.2019 WRI Stories
4 Ways Local Solar Projects Can Benefit Cities Comments|Add Comment|PrintExcitement over a new solar installation. Flickr/BlackRockSolar When a city decides to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, headlines follow. But the work has only just begun. Cities have many options for generating and purchasing renewable electricity, each of which comes with distinct benefits and challenges. Large, off-site projects tend to offer scale and help make a measurable difference towards... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Water Can Exacerbate Inequality—or It Can Help Solve It 22.3.2019 WRI Stories
Water Can Exacerbate Inequality—or It Can Help Solve It Comments|Add Comment|PrintWaiting for water in Darfur. (Flickr/UN Photo) Inequality around the world is rising, expanding the divides between the "haves" and "have-nots." This is true for incomes, development levels—and for water security. The gap between those countries able to manage drought, flooding, and dirty water and those with little capacity to do so is also widening, with the potential to deteriorate as climate change makes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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World Water Day: Shocking Facts About the Resource 22.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
As many as 2.1 billion people have no safe water at home.
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Liberal budget leaves behind Indigenous women and children -- again 21.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Pamela Palmater As expected, the Assembly of First Nations was first out of the gate offering glowing praise for this Liberal government's federal budget, followed shortly thereafter by the Metis National Council and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami -- the three male-dominated national Aboriginal organizations. Their organizations have seen substantial increases in funding for their political organizations in recent years. Meanwhile, the Native Women's Association of Canada -- the only political organization representing Indigenous women at the national level -- issued its own press release criticizing the government for failing Indigenous women. They accused the federal government of, once again, ignoring the pressing needs of Indigenous women and in so doing, not only hampering reconciliation but breaching their core human rights. NWAC is especially aggrieved about this lack of funding for Indigenous women and families, given the urgent need to address murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. The ...
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In Kenya’s Rural Health Clinics, Business Performance and Renewables Go Hand-in-Hand 13.3.2019 WRI Stories
In Kenya’s Rural Health Clinics, Business Performance and Renewables Go Hand-in-Hand Comments|Add Comment|PrintSolar energy has helped Joyce Onyino take on more patients at her health clinic in rural Kenya. Photo by Chen Chen/WRI Our blog series, Humans of Clean Energy, focuses on clean energy pioneers in the developing world and the customers they serve. The series is as part of an ongoing WRI research project to explore the social and environmental impacts of clean energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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