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Park Hill Golf Course: Denver agrees to pay developer $6 million settlement, but land’s future still unclear 5.11.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver city officials teed up a $6 million settlement Tuesday with the buyer of Park Hill Golf Course, but the agreement doesn't resolve questions about what might happen to the land.
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Column: That official-looking letter on sewer insurance? Here's what you need to know 24.10.2019 LA Times: Business

The letter isn't a scam. A spokeswoman for the Bureau of Sanitation confirmed the mailer is legit and the city has signed off on SLWA Insurance Services reaching out to homeowners.

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Trump Has No Clue About Homelessness. This California Lawmaker Actually Does. 11.10.2019 Mother Jones
In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has escalated his ongoing feud with California, repeatedly turning his attention and Twitter feed to the state’s homelessness crisis. The administration is reportedly planning a crackdown that may involve moving homeless people in the state to government-backed facilities. After visiting last month, Trump claimed—seemingly without basis—that needles and other trash from San Francisco and […]
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The biggest likely source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Our car tires 2.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Driving is not just an air pollution and climate change problem. Turns out, rubber particles from car tires might be the largest contributor of microplastics in California coastal waters, according to the most comprehensive study to date.

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Will Lake Tahoe's invasive shrimp become the next mass-market health supplement? 7.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

UC Davis researchers have devised a new strategy to "Keep Tahoe Blue." They want to rid the lake of tiny invasive shrimp, but many question if the plan will work.

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Poop is no laughing matter with many metro beach closures this summer 29.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Contaminated water sickened hundreds of people and forced an unusually high number of beach closures around the Twin Cities this summer. As the season wraps up, public health officials are looking for ways to prevent future outbreaks of waterborne illnesses.
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Touch-Screen Voting Devices Are Automatically Changing Votes in Mississippi 28.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A Facebook user has taken video of a touch-screen voting machine changing their votes from Bill Waller, Jr. to Tate Reeves in the GOP primary for the Mississippi governor's race.
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Environmentalists again flag E.coli concerns in Boulder Creek 26.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Environmental advocates concerned about the presence of E.coli in Boulder Creek are renewing the call for greater attention to the issue, and this time their focus is aimed more directly at the University of Colorado Boulder.
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Thornton company to pay 2 former Latino employees $82,500 to settle discrimination and retaliation lawsuit 24.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
AMI Mechanical Inc., a commercial mechanical and plumbing contract company in Thornton, plans to pay $82,500 to settle a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by two former Latino employees.
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This Year’s Wild, Wet Spring Is Feeding Massive Blobs of Toxic Algae 12.7.2019 Mother Jones
In Midwestern farm country, this year’s wet, wild spring—which is likely tied to climate change—has already severely delayed planting and led to massive amounts of soil erosion. Now the downstream effects are coming into focus.  In June, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projected a Massachusetts-sized dead zone would alight upon the Gulf of Mexico, […]
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'Sewer salmon' and the secrets of the L.A. River 11.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

At 6 a.m. on a recent Saturday, I donned a borrowed pair of waders with a hole just above the butt, wrestled some waterproof boots over my feet and stepped into the muck of a particularly deep patch of the Los Angeles River.

I came in search of Cyprinus carpio, the common carp, a.k.a. sewer salmon,...

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Beach closed? Blame it on the rain 11.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Several beaches around the Twin Cities metro are closed because bacterial contamination poses a health risk for swimmers.
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P&G hopes to develop recyclable diapers in battle against waste 3.7.2019 LA Times: Business

Procter & Gamble Co., facing an industrywide backlash against consumer waste, is seeking a patent that would help it develop recyclable versions of absorbent products including diapers, sanitary products and even cleaning wipes.

Because many absorbent products today use multiple kinds of plastic...

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Beach pollution spikes after massive wildfires and heavy rains, report finds 26.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

An exceptionally wet winter on the heels of the worst fire year in the state’s history led to diminished water quality at popular beaches across Southern California, according to Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card.

The annual survey of roughly 500 California beaches, released Wednesday, showed that...

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Death toll on Colorado rivers is rising because of heavy spring snowmelt 25.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The deaths of two women in the Gunnison River on Friday brought the death toll in state waterways to five, and officials across the state are warning people to take caution when in the water because of heavy spring runoff.
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Firefighter uses YouTube duck calls to rescue ducklings in Littleton 22.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
A flock of ducklings is safe in suburban Denver after a firefighter used a recording of duck calls to coax some of them from a storm drain.
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Former Denver mayor candidate Jamie Giellis undergoes throat surgery 18.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Jamie Giellis, who recently challenged Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, is having surgery for a rare medical condition.
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Guatemalan election headed for runoff in August 18.6.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Guatemala’s presidential election appeared headed for a runoff between a former first lady and a former prisons chief after none of the 19 candidates won a majority of votes in Sunday’s balloting.

With 98% of the ballots counted, the country’s electoral tribunal reported Monday that former first...

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There’s now a clear winner in the Denver clerk and recorder’s race — with no recount 14.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver City Councilman Paul López has won the clerk and recorder's race outright after final ballot-counting increased his narrow margin past automatic recount territory.
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Denver weather: Sunny skies and warmer temperatures continue with possibility of more rain showers 13.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Temperatures in Denver are expected to continue to remain high the rest of this week, bringing along mostly sunny skies with some chance for rain, according to the National Weather Service.
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