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This Was the First Debate in Years That Anyone Asked About Housing 21.11.2019 Mother Jones
Housing is a sleeper issue in the 2020 presidential election. In response to a nationwide affordable housing crisis, candidates have issued robust affordable housing plans, toured homeless encampments, and talked it up on the campaign trail. It’s an issue of particular salience in the current political moment. Donald Trump is the only president to have […]
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As temperatures drop, winter will test Rochester’s new homelessness services 18.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Rochester is poised to open a new overnight warming shelter this winter for people experiencing homelessness. It’s part of a broader effort among city officials and local organizations aimed at better assisting the city’s growing homeless population.
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Letters to the Editor: The GOP has had little power since Prop. 187. How's that gone for California? 17.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Since Proposition 187, the Democrats have had almost total control of California. Today, we have a housing crisis, widespread homelessness and worse.

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Letters to the Editor: Idaho doesn't want more deep-pocketed Californians? Too bad 12.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

For as long as California has existed, out-of-staters have moved here and driven up prices. Now, that's happening with ex-Californians in other states.

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Our Veterans: Who Are They? 12.11.2019 The Moderate Voice

Today we are pausing to honor and thank the men and women who have served and sacrificed in all branches of our military. We know that there are approximately 18.2 million living veterans. But what else do we know about them? To learn more about these men and women, we go to USAFacts, “a non-partisan, […]

The post Our Veterans: Who Are They? appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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Newsletter: Who's undecided on impeachment? 1 in 4 7.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Who's Undecided on Impeachment?

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Uprooted: The 1950's plan to erase Indian Country 4.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the 1950s, the United States government came up with a plan to solve what it called the "Indian problem." It would assimilate Native Americans by moving them to cities and eliminating reservations. The 20-year campaign failed to destroy Native cultures and tribal sovereignty, but its impact is still felt today.
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Keep the NYPD Out of the Subway 29.10.2019
New York Police Department officers at a checkpoint at the entrance to a subway station in Queens, New York, on October 24, 2014.
We know the right way to achieve a clean and safe subway. The cops won’t help with that.
Letters to the Editor: Follow your dreams, but not to L.A. if you're young and poor 22.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A newly arrived young couple's quick descent into homelessness shows how broken the housing market in L.A. is.

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Letters to the Editor: California's decline has accelerated under Democratic leadership 15.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Progressives can't decry the state of California's power grid and economic inequality without noting that their politicians are in charge.

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New Dem Out-- Democratic Socialist In 7.10.2019 Crooks Liars
Derek Kilmer is the head of the Wall Street-owned and operated New Dems, part of the Republican wing of the Democratic Party. But Kilmer's district-- WA-06, the northwest corner of the state Tacoma north through Bremerton to Port Angeles to Neah Bay and down to Copalis Beach and Aberdeen-- is nice and blue. Trump didn't even manage to score 40% there. The PVI is D+6 but ProgressivePunch has rated Kilmer an "F" for his lifetime crucial vote score (70.14%), the worst voting record of any Democrat from Washington. This cycle, Kilmer has a serious Democratic primary opponent, Rebecca Parson. Rebecca is a Tacoma Area Disabilities Commissioner, tenants’ rights organizer, small business owner, and member of the Democratic Socialists of America. Parson has served as a human rights observer in Mexico and as an AmeriCorps volunteer. She also worked for several years with the International Association of Genocide Scholars and as a substitute teacher. Her experiences have informed her strong commitment to human ...
Letters to the Editor: Kern County's 'lock 'em up' plan on homelessness is abhorrent 2.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Kern County officials are sorely misguided if they think conservatism and the Bible justify their punitive approach to dealing with homelessness.

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Editorial: You don't have to banish homeless encampments on sidewalks to clean up the city 27.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The city of L.A. doesn't have to concoct new rules to deal with the unsightliness of homeless encampments. Officials could just enforce existing rules — like requiring that sidewalks be passable.

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Editorial: President Trump, if you really care about homelessness, help California house homeless people 20.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

No question, California has built far too little housing in recent decades, and that red tape has played a role in that. But Carson's solution to the problem, like President Trump's, is nothing more than slogans. They need to get real.

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‘Abhorrent’: Trump condemned after showing more concern for real estate than human beings in remarks on homelessness 18.9.2019 Raw Story
“He’s apparently more concerned with the doorways and streets than with the people who are homeless and sleeping on them.” President Donald Trump on Tuesday complained that California’s homelessness crisis is harming the “prestige” of major cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, remarks that housing advocates said displayed more sympathy for wealthy real estate investors and […]
Trump goes 'behind enemy lines' to raise money in SF Bay area 17.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The president will be attending private fundraisers near Silicon Valley and Beverly Hills. It is his first visit to the San Francisco Bay Area since his election, when he lost California by 30 points.
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Letters to the Editor: How transit-friendly development is destroying affordable housing in L.A. 12.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Existing homes are being torn down and replaced mostly by high-end apartments and condos. Understandably, some NIMBYs are upset by that.

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‘Internment camps for the homeless’: Housing advocates horrified by Trump push for ‘crackdown’ on California homelessness 11.9.2019 Raw Story
“Further efforts to criminalize or otherwise harm people experiencing homelessness are unconscionable.” Following reports that President Donald Trump is pushing for a “major crackdown” on homelessness in California that could include destroying existing encampments and moving homeless people into government-backed facilities, state lawmakers and progressive housing advocates said the administration’s proposed steps are cruel, politically […]
Editorial: Surprise! Trump wants to help L.A.'s homeless by cracking down on them 11.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Ordinarily, federal officials coming to town to help with the homeless crisis would seem like a good idea. But not if it's Trump who thinks homelessness is just something to be swept away.

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Pope Francis to visit Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty 2.9.2019 Raw Story
Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster. The pope will visit Mozambique and Madagascar, as well as Mauritius, countries visited by pope John Paul II in 1988 and 1999. Commentators see the pope’s decision to visit two of […]
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