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New York City Admits $5.3 Million FEMA Fraud 21.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
According to the lawsuit brought against the city, vehicles replaced with FEMA money had been out of operations for years before 2012.
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Time-saving “diverging diamond” may be coming to busy I-70 interchange in Wheat Ridge 21.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The diverging diamond interchange, a counterintuitive yet increasingly popular way of safely moving large volumes of traffic through clogged intersections, is already in place in Grand Junction, Superior/Louisville and Colorado Springs -- with at least another three on the drawing board. 
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Rod Rosenstein will leave a contentious and consequential legacy 20.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

After President Trump picked Rod Rosenstein two years ago for the second highest job at the Justice Department, his daughter asked if his picture would appear in the newspaper.

“I said, ‘No,’” Rosenstein later recalled. “I told her, ‘The deputy attorney general is a low-profile job. Nobody knows...

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Jeffrey Rosen Nominated as Deputy AG 20.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Jeffry Rosen will replace Rod Rosenstein, who in recent days has been attacked by the president over claims of a secret taping plot.
States take the wheel in drive for cleaner vehicles 19.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
From California to the Carolinas, states are implementing smart policies to rev up the marketplace for low- and zero-emission vehicles.
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California watchdog agency says it needs more power to go after misuse of public funds 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California’s campaign watchdog agency is sounding an alarm that local prosecutors have failed to file charges in dozens of cases where officials have allegedly used public funds for political purposes.

The state Fair Political Practices Commission says they currently lack the authority to prosecute...

'In God We Trust' Plates Funding Anti-LGBT Group 11.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“State dollars should not be funding an organization that works to strip residents of our state of their human rights and human dignity,” Arizona Democratic State Senator Juan Mendez said.
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NJ Transit Gave $1.4 Million in Raises Following New Pay-Equity Law 11.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
NJ Transit said it issued $1.4 million in raises to female and minority workers last year to comply with New Jersey’s new pay-equity law.
For airline passengers, dealing with food and animal allergies is a delicate dance 10.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The friendly skies can be downright hostile if you’re one of the millions of airline passengers who suffer animal-related allergies. Add food allergies, and it becomes a transportation jungle.

That’s partly because airlines must consider competing needs: the passenger who needs a service animal...

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Is there room in L.A. for an Orthodox Jewish ambulance service? City fire says no 10.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It started with a few bites of ice cream with cashew and ended with a ride in an ambulance run by an Orthodox Jewish emergency medical service.

In 2017, 2-year-old Rus Amster was on her way home with her family after Shabbat lunch in Baltimore when she began throwing up. Within minutes, her stomach...

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CDOT to receive $23 million from feds for flood, rock slide repair work 7.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Colorado Department of Transportation will receive almost $23 million from the federal government as part of an emergency relief package.
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5 Challenges and Solutions to Building Bike-Friendly Cities in Turkey 6.2.2019 THE CITY FIX
The diverse economic, social and physical benefits of bicycling are no secret, yet many cities are hesitant to better accommodate growing numbers of bicycles on their streets. In October, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities organized a workshop with representatives from 16 ...
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Optimize, Electrify, Decarbonize: The 3 Steps to Thriving, Zero-Carbon Cities 4.2.2019 WRI Stories
Optimize, Electrify, Decarbonize: The 3 Steps to Thriving, Zero-Carbon Cities Comments|Add Comment|PrintBogota, Colombia. Flickr/Pedro Szekely Cities are currently both climate-culprit and climate-victim. They are already responsible for 70 percent of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and 65 percent of global energy demand; they could easily account for more than three-quarters of electricity use by 2030. Cities in emerging economies, where 95 percent of population growth to 2030... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Episode 157: McDonald's as muse, next-gen cleantech, Honda's open-garage policy 1.2.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Plus, what do you get when you cross solar panels with radiative cooling technology? Some Stanford engineers are working on the answer.
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Light snow causing havoc on Twin Cities highways 26.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Light snow has caused dangerous driving conditions in the Twin Cities metro area as of midday Saturday.
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How Driverless Cars Could Work for Good Instead of Evil 25.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Our gas-guzzling car culture is about to change forever, but not necessarily for good. The shift from gasoline-power to electric, the rise of ridesharing, and the invention of self-driving vehicles will soon overhaul transportation. A new report, just published by the Greenlining Institute, […]
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KARE: Legal loophole shields negligent light-rail operator 24.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Abdellatif El Maarouf blew through stop signals and slammed his westbound Green Line train into a car crossing the intersection at Eustis and University, killing the driver and badly injuring a passenger.
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Daily Digest: Distracted driving bills moving 24.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A quick look at some political stories making news in Minnesota.
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Can't drive 55? MnDOT OKs 60 mph on many state highways 24.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
State officials are raising speed limits on thousands of miles of two-lane state highways outside the Twin Cities metro area, a change to about 77 percent of 7,000 miles of state roads.
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Live from Transforming Transportation 2019: The Convergence of Old and New Mobility 19.1.2019 THE CITY FIX
Why is Transforming Transportation (TT) 2019 focused on new mobility? Tech-driven disruptions in transport are already having huge impacts on our cities, said Ani Dasgupta, global director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. “What do we need to do ...
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