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It's all about delight: Why Vancouver is a multi-modal success story 3.12.2016 TreeHugger
Clarence Eckerson Jr's latest video has lessons that can be applied everywhere.
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Challenging the New Curse of Bigness 30.11.2016 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2016 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  In a January speech on the excessive economic and political power of big finance, Bernie Sanders declared, “If Teddy Roosevelt, the Republican trust-buster were alive today, he would say, ‘Break ’em up.’ And he would be right.” Hillary Clinton invoked the same legacy. “It’s time to take a page from Teddy Roosevelt’s book and get our economy working for Americans again,” Clinton wrote last fall in an op-ed that called for expanded antitrust enforcement to counteract increasing corporate concentration. The abuse of private power was the central concern for progressive reformers a century ago—and the same issues resonate today. From railroads to oil to finance, men like Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt, John Rockefeller, and J.P. Morgan had centralized control over these core industries. Some used direct corporate ownership; others established networks of companies via trusts or interlocking boards of ...
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Sikh truckers reach settlement in faith discrimination case 16.11.2016 Yahoo: US National
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The trucker with the long white beard and turban faced a dilemma over work he desperately needed that would require him to violate the tenets of his Sikh religion by cutting hair that had never been ...
Sikh truckers reach settlement in faith discrimination case 16.11.2016 AP National
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The trucker with the long white beard and turban faced a difficult decision between getting a job he desperately needed as a driver and violating the tenets of his Sikh religion by cutting hair that had never been cropped....
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Trucking firm settles Sikh discrimination case 15.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Los Angeles • A national trucking company has agreed to pay $260,000 to settle discrimination complaints by four Sikh drivers who were denied jobs for refusing to take drug tests that would have violated their religious beliefs. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. reached the settlement being announced Tuesday with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to the agreement provided to The Associated Press. The trucking company required three men to clip their hair for drug sample...
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Trucking company settles discrimination case with Sikhs 15.11.2016 AP National
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A national trucking company has agreed to pay $260,000 to settle discrimination complaints by four Sikh drivers who were denied jobs for refusing to take drug tests that would have violated their religious beliefs....
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Socialist Kshama Sawant Talk About Progress for Seattle Workers 13.11.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Truthdig.com In this week's episode of "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer speaks with Kshama Sawant, the second socialist (and the first within one hundred years) to hold a seat on Seattle's City Council. Sawant, currently in her second term on the council, discusses her upbringing in India and how inequality in America ultimately led her to embrace socialism. She also explains how socialism, as a label, is becoming less controversial and is being embraced by millennials. Sawant also provides specific examples of how Seattle has benefited from her political ideology. Adapted from Truthdig.com Read the interview below: Robert Scheer: Hi this is Robert Scheer and we'll be getting to this week's Scheer Intelligence shortly but the election has thrown a bit of a hook at us. When I interviewed Kshama Sawant the independent socialist member of the Seattle city council an advocate of economic social justice, I did as most pollsters and commentaries assumed that Hillary Clinton would win the election. Some of ...
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Here Are the Races to Watch If You Care About Global Warming 7.11.2016 Mother Jones
The climate didn't get much attention in this year's debates, but Tuesday's election will still have a major consequences for the fight against global warming. Donald Trump thinks climate change is a hoax ; he's pledged to withdraw from the historic Paris climate accord and to repeal President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan , which is intended to cut greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants. Hillary Clinton has said she will continue Obama's climate legacy and has called for installing half-a-billion solar panels by the end of her first term. The debate isn't restricted to the top of the ticket; there are a number of state races that will play a key role in determining US climate policy, along with a handful of ballot initiatives covering everything thing from rooftop solar to a proposed carbon tax. The situation in each state is unique. Some races—New Hampshire's Senate contest, for instance—feature two candidates who want to act on climate change. Others, such as West Virginia's gubernatorial ...
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Sign of times: Alternative fuel locator guideposts coming 4.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Freeway signs now may show the mileage to upcoming towns, or what hotels and restaurants are at the next exit. Soon, new signs also will show where motorists can recharge electric cars or buy alternative fuels such as propane and natural gas. Large sections of Interstates 15 and 80 in Utah were named this week to be part of 55 routes that will start “alternative fuel” corridors for easy refueling of those vehicles that span 35 states, and are a collective 85,000 miles long. U.S. Transportation S...
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The New York that never was: What architects dreamed up 1.11.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Architecture has always begun with drawing. Music, as we know, begins with a score. In this manner, both architecture and music have completed a work.
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State Patrol plans Halloween DUI enforcement 29.10.2016 Durango Herald
Colorado State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies are increasing DUI patrols through Tuesday during Halloween celebrations. “We’ll have more troopers, increased saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints in place to arrest those who unfortunately choose to drive after drinking,” Col. Scott Hernandez, chief of the...
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SEPTA's plans in case of a labor strike 27.10.2016 Philly.com News
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A fast track to ruin? Amtrak opponents fear high-speed plans 26.10.2016 AP National
OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) -- This quaint shoreline community, proud of its role as a nursery of American Impressionist art, fears the destruction of its heritage if a federal proposal to someday run an East Coast high-speed rail line through its historic center becomes reality....
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New climate-friendlier coolant has catch: It’s flammable 23.10.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Daimler began raising red flags about the new refrigerant in 2012 after a Mercedes-Benz hatchback caught fire under the hood. The refrigerant leaked during a company simulation.
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Will Metro's sales tax reduce your time stuck in traffic by 15%? Maybe - in 2057 21.10.2016 LA Times: Commentary

As cars and trucks crawl along a congested Southern California freeway, a dark-haired driver rests her head on her hand in frustration. 

The narrator's voice breaks in with a tantalizing suggestion: If Los Angeles County voters approve a tax increase for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority...

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Start-Up Taking Aim at Bloomberg Terminals Hires Former Bloomberg Head 18.10.2016 NY Times: Business
Norman Pearlstine is tasked with building a news feed for Money.net that will be based on machine-generated news bulletins and stories.
Election Guide 2016: Emily Tracy Q&A 16.10.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Bio: Emily has lived in Colorado since 1965, rural Colorado since 1977. She teaches at Colorado Mountain College, co-leads the Conflict Resolution Coalition, Summit County. Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, master’s degree in public administration, emphasis environmental management. Child protection, foster care, adoption, courts, nonprofits. Eight years, City Council, Cañon City. Q. What are you doing or what would you do to help important transportation issues move forward in Colorado? A. Colorado’s transportation funding has been inadequate for years. Many roads are sub-standard, and in some places, there are an inadequate number of lanes for the traffic load. Also, we are behind on expanding alternative modes of transportation such as rail (with the exception of the successfully expanding RTD rail system in the Denver area). If the legislature during the 2016 session had designated the hospital provider fee as an enterprise fund, it might have freed up roughly $100 million for roads, schools and other ...
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Turning Sunlight into Fuel 12.10.2016 Alternative Energy and Fuel News - ENN
In one hour, the Earth receives enough energy from the sun to meet all of mankind’s energy needs for one year. Yet the world uses little more than one percent of the sun’s energy for our electricity needs. A major obstacle to being able to tap into the full potential of solar energy is that it is intermittent—we cannot get a steady supply of solar energy because the sun doesn’t always shine.In order for renewable energy to take hold on the scale necessary to help combat climate change, an efficient and economical way to store the sun’s energy is needed for times when the sun doesn’t shine. But even when that technology becomes available, we will still need to find a way to use renewable energy to power the transportation sector, one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions.
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Oil-impacted Communities from Across the Country Descend on Energy Transfer Partners in Houston in Solidarity with Standing Rock 12.10.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire

Grassroots leaders from oil and energy-impacted communities across the country will gather at the Houston offices of Energy Transfer Partners for a prayer action in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and thousands of water defenders mobilizing against the Dakota Access Pipeline.  In one of the largest environmental justice mobilizations in history, Standing Rock water defenders have drawn together more than 5,000 people representing over 280 Indigenous Nations and Tribes and forced a federal injunction against one of the largest oil pipeline projects in North America.  Energy Tra

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Exploring the Gap Between Business-as-Usual and Utter Doom 20.9.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Richard Heinberg

Predicting the future is a fool’s errand, but everybody does it. As long as we’ve had language—for tens of thousands of years, at last estimate—we’ve been able to formulate the question, “What will tomorrow bring?” The answers have ranged from idyllic to hellish, though the reality has been, more often than not, “a lot like today.”

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