User: newstrust Topic: Hurricane Katrina
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Right-Wing Austerity Set New Orleans Up to Be a Coronavirus Disaster Zone 3.4.2020 Truthout.com
Louisiana law bans cities like New Orleans from raising the minimum wage and requiring paid sick leave for ...
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COVID-19 closures could hit historically black colleges particularly hard 24.3.2020 Raw Story
As the COVID-19 crisis forces many schools to close their campuses and move all courses online, some worry that the pandemic could have a bigger negative impact on the nation’s historically black colleges and universities, than for other campuses. Here, The Conversation US has assembled a panel of experts to forecast what’s in store for […]
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No more Vegas weddings: Couples downsize or cancel nuptials amid coronavirus 18.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The marriage bureau in Las Vegas has shut down indefinitely. Across the U.S., couples have delayed or called off weddings.

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'Your actions are jeopardizing public health!': Last call in New Orleans as police disperse crowds 18.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Louisiana's governor forced historic bars and restaurants to close this week, leaving many unsure when — or if — they will reopen.

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Hollywood production has shut down. Why thousands of workers are feeling the pain 17.3.2020 LA Times: Business

With Hollywood on hold, so are the livelihoods of thousands of workers who depend on the film and TV business that has halted during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Health Care Workers on Front Lines of COVID-19 Outbreak Lack Key Protections 15.3.2020 Truthout.com
The lack of protections could create shortages of caregivers and undermine efforts to control the spread of ...
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Workers Face Retirement With Fear as GOP Refuses to Back Pension Protection Bill 15.2.2020 Truthout.com
Workers and retirees didn’t create the pension crisis. But Republicans want them to pay for ...
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DUCK! James Carville Unloads on 'Patronizing' New York Times Editorial Writer Mocking LSU 8.2.2020 NewsBusters
Cranky Democrat strategist James Carville unleashed on snooty writers at The New York Times in a anger-filled interview with Sean Illing at Vox. Carville brought in the Times as an example of the "urbanist mindset" and its "cultural disconnect" with less urban parts of America. Binyamin Applebaum mocked ...
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WATCH: Trump whines to LSU players about being impeached while insisting ‘you’ve got a good president’ 17.1.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump on Friday hosted members of the national champion Louisiana State University football team at the White House — and he took the opportunity to whine about being impeached. “You’ve got a good [president] now, even though they’re trying to impeach the son of a b*tch!” Trump said, referring to himself. “Can you […]
Shuttered Refinery in Philly Shows Climate Activists Cannot Ignore Labor 15.1.2020 Truthout.com
The Green New Deal must unite unions looking out for their members and climate organizers trying to stop fossil ...
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L.A.'s booming tech scene gets its own publication to cover it, with all-star investors 9.1.2020 LA Times: Business

The former CEO of Zillow is launching dot.LA, a news and events company for the L.A. tech scene. A slew of notable Angelenos from tech, media and sports are backing it.

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More Climate Lawsuits Could Spur Federal Legislation and a Just Transition 28.12.2019 Truthout.com
Municipalities are increasingly suing Big Oil at the state level to recover costs related to climate ...
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Column: Billionaires emerge as the defining campaign issue for 2020 25.12.2019 LA Times: Business

The growth of the billionaire economy is likely to be debated in the presidential campaign.

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Chemical Companies Are Building Their Plants Overseas and Shipping Them Back In 9.12.2019 Truthout.com
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Louisiana attracts chemical companies with one of the country’s most generous tax exemptions.
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Can America ever rebuild its neighborhoods and communities? 10.11.2019 TechCrunch
We talk a lot about startup ecosystems around these parts, and for good reason. Strong ecosystems have great reservoirs of talent congregated close together, a culture built around helping one another on ambitious projects, and sufficient risk capital to ensure that interesting projects have the resources to get underway. Strip off the ecosystem layer though, […]
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Corporate, public investments spur interest in Pacific Northwest startups 8.11.2019 TechCrunch
Why are businesses and government organizations investing so much into the the strip of land down the West Coast from Vancouver, Canada to Portland, Oregon?
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Mike's Blog Round Up 6.9.2019 Crooks Liars
Towleroad : It’s disappointing to learn that New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is on the same team as Focus on the Family. No More Mister Nice Blog : Javanka doesn’t want Mike Pence to be Trump’s Veep in 2020. Angry Bear : The latest residential construction and manufacturing data paint a mixed picture of the U.S. economy. Digby : Iowa GOP Senator Joni Ernst says changes to Social Security should discussed “behind closed doors.” Speaking of which, your quote of the day: "I think it's fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms." ( Mitt Romney , on income inequality and the distribution of wealth, January 11, 2012) Guest blogging Mike's Blog Round Up for this week is Jon Perr from Perrspectives . Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT ...
Pete Buttigieg Releases Sweeping Climate Plan, Calls it "One of the Greatest Tests in Our History" 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Most of the other Democratic candidates have released comparably ambitious climate change proposals, which include similar approaches as those Buttigieg is calling for.
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Welfare Reform Was a Disaster for the Poor. Trump Wants to Make It Even Worse. 25.8.2019 Mother Jones
This week marked the 23rd anniversary of welfare reform, a law that ripped a hole in the nation’s safety net under the guise of encouraging personal responsibility among poor families. The nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has marked the anniversary with a look back at how low-income families have fared under the “reform,” […]
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Opinion: Andrew Yang on gun violence, the decline of the American worker and 'freedom dividends' 15.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Andrew Yang, a tech entrepreneur running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, met recently with members of the Los Angeles Times editorial board to discuss his candidacy.

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