User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Access
Last updated: Sep 01 2020 21:26 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Letters: Keeping a lifeline out for abuse victims (4/19/20) 26.4.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Keeping a lifeline out for abuse victims I am writing today to call your attention to a serious issue related to the COVID-19 health crisis: domestic violence. Domestic violence is the leading cause of homelessness for women and children in the United States.
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From wealthy students to impoverished refugees, Denver Public Schools’ focus on equity plays out in remote learning 19.4.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Establishing an emergency remote-learning protocol to serve the needs of more than 90,000 Denver students with vastly different socioeconomic backgrounds and home lives — all amid a global pandemic that shuttered Colorado’s school buildings — was not on DPS Superintendent Susana Cordova’s radar at the start of the school year.
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Park closures have unequal costs 16.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
As we limit outdoor access, consider the impact on underrepresented communities.
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Public health workers innovate around social distancing guidelines 9.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Outreach to immigrant communities moves to Facebook and phones, as roving mobile health programs deliver food and medicine.
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The Park Service is selling out to telecom giants 16.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
With Trump’s blessing, cell towers are infiltrating protected public lands across the West.
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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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Thirsty crops and vulnerable families vie for California’s precious water 4.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Farmers are pumping until residential wells run dry in the Central Valley.
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The Cherokee Nation once fought to disenroll Gov. Kevin Stitt’s ancestors 25.2.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Documents show the Oklahoma governor’s connections to the tribe may have originated in an act of fraud more than 100 years ago.
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