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Op-Ed: COVID-19 shows that what we're doing to animals is killing us, too 2.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Pandemics will become ever more common because of our use of animals and the destruction of their habitats.

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Fine print in corporate-friendly stimulus bill passed by Senate could benefit Donald Trump and Jared Kushner 26.3.2020 Raw Story
The Senate unanimously approved a corporate-friendly $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Wednesday that also provides loans to small businesses and direct payments to the American public. And provisions in the fine print of the 880-page emergency relief bill aimed at easing the economic havoc sparked by the coronavirus pandemic could also directly benefit the businesses of President […]
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Al Worden, Apollo 15 astronaut who circled the moon, dies at 88 19.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Worden performed the first deep-space spacewalk — nearly 200,000 miles from Earth

Walz signs farm and disaster aid; expansion of Highway 14 18.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The money will allow the state to convert the 12 miles from Nicollet and New Ulm to four lanes from the current two, providing four lanes all the way from New Ulm to Winona. The state will provide the other half of the funding for the $74 million project.
Column: Citing coronavirus, judge blocks Trump plan to take food stamps from 700,000 people 17.3.2020 LA Times: Business

A federal judge stops Trump from taking food stamps from 700,000

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Is the DNC Once Again Orchestrating the Defeat of a Socialist Candidate? 16.3.2020
Is the DNC Once Again Orchestrating the Defeat of a Socialist Candidate?
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Lithium startup backed by Bill Gates seeks a breakthrough at the Salton Sea 16.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Lilac Solutions of Oakland is working with an Australian developer and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Energy to produce a key mineral for batteries.

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Trump’s got time and money and that ‘should scare us all’: former Obama campaign manager 15.3.2020 Raw Story
When I spoke to David Plouffe, the semi-legendary architect of Barack Obama’s victorious presidential campaign in 2008, it was the afternoon of March 3, Super Tuesday. So neither of us exactly knew that Joe Biden’s coast-to-coast wipeout was coming — although, re-reading this transcript, I’m forced to conclude Plouffe had a clearer idea than I […]
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Amid Coronavirus, Trump Moves to Take Food Stamps From Over a Million People 13.3.2020
Amid Coronavirus, Trump Moves to Take Food Stamps From Over a Million People
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‘Unconscionable’: Trump moves to reduce social safety net program from over a million amid coronavirus crisis 13.3.2020 Raw Story
The Trump administration made clear this week that it has no plans to scrap—or, at the very least, delay—a rule change that could strip federal food assistance from over a million people in the United States as the coronavirus spreads across the nation, heightening the need for measures to protect the most vulnerable from the […]
House Democrats Unveil Bill To Protect Working Families From The Coronavirus Economy 12.3.2020 Crooks Liars
The day after Senate Republicans blocked an emergency paid sick leave bill , House Democrats unveiled their Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and offered Donald Trump and Republicans a lesson in what a coronavirus economic response should look like, one that will actually help the people struggling to make ends meet in the midst of a crisis. The bill includes paid sick leave, emergency unemployment benefits, food assistance, and free coronavirus testing. Although, as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer pointed out in a statement, there’s still a big piece missing that the Trump administration needs to fill in. “Alarmingly,” when he spoke Wednesday night, Trump “did not say how the administration will address the lack of coronavirus testing kits throughout the United ...
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Commentary: No, China's fresh food markets did not cause coronavirus 11.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

Wet markets are more vital now than ever. But wildlife regulation is an issue.

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Collin Peterson to seek reelection in Minnesota’s 7th District 7.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Peterson was first elected to Congress in 1990, and has represented western Minnesota’s 7th District ever since. The 15-term Democrat is the senior member of the state’s congressional delegation, and a consistent outlier in an increasingly polarized U.S. Congress.
Environmental disaster or key to a clean energy future? A new twist on hydropower 5.3.2020 LA Times: Business

Energy companies are scrambling to build 'pumped storage' projects to complement solar and wind farms. Environmentalists are concerned.

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When Climate Change Drove All the Men Away 1.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Miles short of the Mexico-US border, rough hands yanked Javier Hernandez from the trunk. They beat him, fractured his skull and then buried him with straws poking from his nostrils for air. Known as coyotes, Javier’s smugglers […]
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Capitol roundup: Voter ID, gun regulations, budget surplus 29.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It was another busy week at the Capitol. Here are some of the highlights — from voter ID to gun regulations.
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MPCA issues draft permits for Enbridge’s Line 3 project 28.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued three draft permits this week that are needed to build the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project, marking another step in Enbridge Energy’s five-year effort to build the controversial pipeline across northern Minnesota.
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What Would It Take to Get More Farmers Fighting Climate Change? 26.2.2020 Mother Jones
As signs of a new drought loom over California farm country and a potential return of last spring’s catastrophic floods haunts the Midwestern corn belt, Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is out with a new plan to ready US agriculture for the insults of climate change. Called the Agriculture Resilience Act, the bill would enlist growers to […]
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'Momma on a mission' backs Walz's call for farm safety money 26.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gov. Tim Walz has proposed more funding to reduce farm accidents by reimbursing farmers who retrofit their tractors and grain bins with safety equipment. He was joined at a news conference by Michele Gran, the mother of Landon Gran, who was 18 when he died in a grain bin accident last August.
Column: Trump says the economy is doing great — but whose economy is it? 26.2.2020 LA Times: Business

Trump's economy has been great for stock investors, but not for workers.

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