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.

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User: flenvcenter Topic: Waste-Regional
Category: Policy
Last updated: Jun 16 2018 21:25 IST RSS 2.0
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On Philanthropy: Erasing hunger in America requires more than charity 8.11.2020 Denver Post: Business
The holidays are around the corner and, for tens of millions of our neighbors across the U.S., this will be a time of scarcity, insecurity, worry and, in the richest nation on Earth, hunger. Consider these facts: Prior to COVID-19, 37 million people in the U.S. struggled with hunger. Feeding America, the nation’s third largest […]
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s falsehoods on virus, taxes and Bidens 19.10.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Back fully campaigning after COVID-19 sidelined him, President Donald Trump returned to familiar form, spreading a litany of falsehoods.
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The threat to drinking water from abandoned mines in the West remains unknown 30.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
There are hundreds of thousands of abandoned hard rock mining sites or features scattered throughout the West, and federal and state officials are nowhere close to identifying those that potentially pose a hazard to drinking water.
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Kafer: Homeless encampments near Capitol, Morey must go for everyone’s sake 24.7.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
The city of Denver has no plans to clean it up.  The squalid vagrant camps outside the Capitol building in Lincoln Park, by the Governor’s mansion, and near Morey Middle School will continue to fester. A source of trash, human feces, and rat procreation, the tent cities are an eyesore that prevents taxpayers and visitors from enjoying public spaces or even using the sidewalk. Filthy and crowded, the camps offer ideal conditions for the spread of disease. They are a slap in the face to the vast majority of Denver voters who rejected Initiative 300 which would have legalized this behavior. Failure to remove the camps communicates the message that the city does not care about the will of the voters, the enforcement of existing laws, or the property financed and maintained by taxpayers.
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Who wins and who loses with these 4 regulatory rollbacks? 27.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Under a pandemic, Trump backslides pollution and wildlife protection standards.
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There’s a new boom in the Permian Basin — wastewater 5.2.2020 High Country News Most Recent
As freshwater supplies shrink, interest in recycling water leftover from fracking is growing. Others aren’t so sure.
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Judge rules Denver’s urban camping ban unconstitutional 28.12.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
A Denver district court judge ruled Friday that the city’s controversial urban camping ban is unconstitutional, constituting cruel and unusual punishment.
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Democrat drops challenge of Tipton in 3rd U.S. House district 4.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State Rep. Donald Valdez ended his campaign for Congress on Monday morning, following poor fundraising numbers and the entrance of a well-funded challenger.
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EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants 4.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.
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Letters: Listen to Greta Thunberg and learn (9/29/19) 30.9.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Listen to Greta Thunberg and learn Re: “ ‘You are failing us’: Climate talks feature plans, frustration,” Sept. 24 news story
While ‘zombie’ mines idle, cleanup and workers suffer in limbo 4.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Instead of paying to clean up the mess left by mining, companies are warehousing their operations indefinitely.
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How Denver residents can start composting 25.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
How, exactly, can a citizen start composting? All compost requires three basic ingredients, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
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Could a trade war trigger the next recession, and how would that impact Colorado? 9.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. economic expansion marks its 10th year this month, matching the 1990s recovery for longevity. But rising tensions caused by trade disputes are raising worries that the expansion could tumble to the ground, taking the decade's economic gains with it.
Denver mayoral race: Jamie Giellis and Michael Hancock on the issues 31.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Mayor Michael Hancock and Jamie Giellis have broad similarities in their visions for Denver, but their platforms promise different approaches to the city's biggest issues.
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Letters: Better national team paid less?; Foreign policy takes hit; 16th Street Mall a trip; Root out waste in Social Security (5/6/19) 6.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Better national team paid less? On March 8, International Women’s Day, the U.S. Women’s National soccer team filed a lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation for gender discrimination. As a collegiate female soccer player for Regis University, I have an invested personal interest in equality for women in athletics. If the women’s team wins […]
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EPA: No known toxic releases at flooded Superfund sites in the Midwest 29.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Flooding in the Midwest temporarily cut off a Superfund site in Nebraska that stores radioactive waste and explosives, inundated another one storing toxic chemical waste in Missouri, and limited access to others, according to federal regulators.
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Mining companies pollute waterways. Citizens pay. 19.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Nearly 2 billion pounds of toxic waste were dumped into western waterways in 2017, and taxpayers are left to clean up the mess.
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EPA sets long-term goals for Superfund site created by Gold King Mine spill 14.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced three long-term goals Wednesday for cleaning up the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site in southwestern Colorado.
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Colorado restaurateurs want 1 straw law to rule them all 17.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
There's something missing at Centro Mexican Kitchen in Boulder. Once you take a seat, a waiter brings a glass of water, but no straw. Ask for one and you'll get a paper straw.
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Kelsey Berreth search could extend to landfill near Fountain — a daunting task for investigators 18.1.2019 Denver Post: Local
The search for Kelsey Berreth could expand to a landfill near Fountain, a daunting task for investigators nearly two months after the Woodland Park woman vanished.
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