On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

If you need to access any data, email me: subbu at newsrack.in

 
User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Access
Last updated: May 29 2018 19:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
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In California, 1 million people lack access to clean water 20.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Why one community has struggled with arsenic in its water for so long, despite the state’s Human Right to Water law.
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Hancock, Kniech: Supporting 2B will fund proven solutions to reducing homelessness in Denver 28.10.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Today, 80% of the most chronically homeless individuals in Denver who have been placed in supportive housing are successfully staying housed. The progress we have made has not only saved lives but transformed them. Yet, the need for these solutions is many times greater than our current resources – and thousands of lives depend on us doing more.
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Bullock, Daines and Montana’s growing pains 27.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
In a critical Senate race, the two Steves lay claim to the “Montana way of life.”
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The Alaska Native village of Kake defends their right to hunt 12.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The state of Alaska sues the Federal Subsistence Board for approving an emergency hunt for the Organized Village of Kake, despite the tribal community’s dire food shortage.
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Gardner vs. Hickenlooper: Colorado’s U.S. Senate candidates on 13 issues 11.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As the state's voters prepare to decide a contest that could help determine control of the Senate, here's where Hickenlooper, a Democrat, and Gardner, a Republican, stand on 13 key issues.
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Energy dominance or climate action: Trump, Biden and the fate of public lands 1.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
In Grand Junction, Colorado, the presidential election is a choice between two distinct energy futures.
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Trump’s taxes show chronic losses and years of income tax avoidance 28.9.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Donald Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency. In his first year in the White House, he paid another $750. He had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years -- largely because he reported losing much more money than he made.
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How anti-Indigeneity proliferates around the West and the world 25.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Across the globe, anti-Indigenous organizations and sympathizers work to undermine the collective rights of Indigenous peoples.
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Extreme heat is here, and it’s deadly 1.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Gearing up for the fight against a new climate enemy.
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Tribal nations are decolonizing cultural protection 27.8.2020 High Country News Most Recent
A new book looks at a ‘third way’ for Indian law.
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COVID-19 is “a crisis within a crisis” for people experiencing homelessness 25.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Homeless people are one of the most vulnerable populations in the COVID-19 pandemic, yet they’re largely invisible victims of the crisis. Very little is known about how they are faring in part because the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development -- the main federal agency overseeing homeless programs — has not required its national network of providers to gather information on infections or deaths.
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Susana Cordova and Janine Davidson: The digital divide will exacerbate education inequalities 14.8.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Arleth Flores, who was once able to use her local library for internet access, suddenly found herself stressing over how to complete coursework and turn in assignments on time. Sometimes, she said, she used her phone as a hot spot.
Across California, local governments are abolishing court fees 12.8.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Legal fees tend to fall disproportionately on low-income people.
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Guest Commentary: Coloradans need a lifesaver during this pandemic, and that is Medicaid 4.8.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Jobs have disappeared, businesses have shut their doors, rents are overdue, public transportation is cut back, childcare is gone, and people are sick. Despite this flood of bad news, Coloradans are paddling as fast as they can, struggling to keep their heads above water.
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Native Americans are regularly undercounted in the census. COVID-19 will make it worse. 3.7.2020 High Country News Most Recent
‘If you want to have a worst-case scenario on doing a census count in any state in Indian Country, it’s now.’
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House approves $1.5T plan to fix crumbling infrastructure 2.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The Democratic-controlled House approved a $1.5 trillion plan Wednesday to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into projects to fix roads and bridges, upgrade transit systems, expand interstate railways and dredge harbors, ports and channels.
Letters: The fight for and against density in east Denver (6/21/20) 21.6.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
The fight for and against density in east Denver Re: “Singled out,” June 14 opinion column
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Navajo ranchers are raising premium beef. 17.6.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Is their success sustainable?
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An opportunity to close Indian Country’s digital divide is expiring 2.6.2020 High Country News Most Recent
A government program aimed at reversing the longstanding connectivity issues on tribal lands is complicated by the pandemic.
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COVID-19 pushed Seattle to provide housing for homeless people 18.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Advocates hope to lock in this assistance beyond the pandemic.
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