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County officials look to parcel tax to help L.A.'s park-poor communities 28.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

In Malibu, sandwiched between a sprawling national recreation area and a 13-mile beachfront, an abundance of parkland is one of the community's many charms. The city has on average 13 acres of parks for each 1,000 residents.

But miles away in the San Gabriel Valley communities of El Monte and South...

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'Blockhood' is a beautiful game about eco-architecture 27.4.2016 Yahoo: Business
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Why having a food allergy costs more for the poorest kids 27.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

What is the financial toll of having a kid with a food allergy? The answer may depend on how much money you have.

A new study published this week in Pediatrics found that food-allergic children from households that earn less than $50,000 a year incur 2.5 times the cost of emergency room visits...

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Plan to boost affordable housing in Seattle falls short of mayor’s rhetoric 27.4.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s inclusionary-housing strategy is less inclusionary than he made it sound. Officials anticipate that more than half the units created through the strategy would be constructed off-site with fees rather than as part of market-rate buildings.
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Surprise! Donald Trump Is the Newest Bernie Bro 26.4.2016 Wired Top Stories
Surprise! Donald Trump Is the Newest Bernie Bro
Something about the enemy of my enemy. The post Surprise! Donald Trump Is the Newest Bernie Bro appeared first on WIRED.
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How a bunch of tech geeks helped save Nepal's earthquake victims 26.4.2016 Washington Post
How a bunch of tech geeks helped save Nepal's earthquake victims
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Thousands Leave Maryland Prisons With Health Problems And No Coverage 24.4.2016 NPR: Healthcare
Maryland's prisons and jails release thousands of inmates each year without helping them enroll in Medicaid, jeopardizing their health and putting communities at greater risk.
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Tribeca Fest: 'Betting on Zero' stirs Herbalife waters 23.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Over a turbulent few years, the Herbalife controversy has transfixed the business community. The L.A.-based nutrition company has been at the center of a high-stakes play involving the hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman, who has alleged the company operates as a Ponzi scheme and staked a $1-billion...

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AT&T is reaching out to low-income Americans with $10 Internet service 23.4.2016 Washington Post
AT&T is reaching out to low-income Americans with $10 Internet service
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Global trash problem reaches crisis level 22.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary
As nations around the globe observe Earth Day, one of the most daunting issues facing the world is the mounting waste problem, which impairs public health, pollutes the environment and threatens to drown some poor countries in toxicity. More than half the world's population does not have access...
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Proposal to Restrict Free School Meals Option Could Increase Food Insecurity 20.4.2016 Truthout.com
A discussion draft of a child nutrition reauthorization bill that the House Education and Workforce Committee may soon consider includes a provision that would severely restrict schools' eligibility for community eligibility, an option within the national school lunch and breakfast programs allowing high-poverty schools to provide meals at no charge to all students. [1] If this proposal becomes law, 7,022 schools now using community eligibility to simplify their meal programs and improve access for low-income students would have to reinstate applications and return to monitoring eligibility in the lunch line within two years. [2] These schools serve nearly 3.4 million students. Another 11,647, schools that qualify for community eligibility but have not yet adopted it would lose eligibility. Policymakers enacted community eligibility in 2010 legislation that received widespread bipartisan support. Eligible schools meet a stringent threshold and are located in some of the nation's poorest communities, ...
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A Union Firebrand Speaks Out On Politics, Testing And More 20.4.2016 NPR News
Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association, looks beyond the "dark cloud" of No Child Left Behind. In the new federal law, she sees opportunity, for teachers and students.
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A Clash of Visions Over the Congo River and Africa's Biggest Dam Scheme - International Rivers (blog) 20.4.2016 dam - Google News
A Clash of Visions Over the Congo River and Africa's Biggest Dam Scheme International Rivers (blog) It's been three years since the governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Africa signed a bilateral treaty to develop Inga 3, one of Africa's largest dam projects. The treaty stipulates that South Africa will be the principal ...
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Clinton Advisors Head to Puerto Rico to Learn About Zika 19.4.2016 Wired Top Stories
Clinton Advisors Head to Puerto Rico to Learn About Zika
The goal is to figure out ways to control the virus and help the Puerto Rican people cope. The post Clinton Advisors Head to Puerto Rico to Learn About Zika appeared first on WIRED.
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L.A. Councilman Bonin names Venice sites for homeless housing, bathrooms and storage 16.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin on Friday formally proposed a relief package for Venice's burgeoning homeless population that includes 24-hour access to bathrooms, free storage facilities and development of supportive housing on city land.

The measures, contained in four motions, are among...

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In King County, your address may tell you how long you’ll live 16.4.2016 Seattle Times: Local

In affluent West Bellevue, residents enjoy King County’s highest life expectancy — nearly a decade longer than those living in economically-challenged South Auburn.
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At the Vatican, Sanders Calls for a ‘Moral Economy’ 15.4.2016 Wired Top Stories
At the Vatican, Sanders Calls for a ‘Moral Economy’
Same stump speech, different stump. The post At the Vatican, Sanders Calls for a 'Moral Economy' appeared first on WIRED.
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Allow BYOB gardens for public drinking, panel tells Seattle 15.4.2016 Seattle Times: Politics

Seattle’s Community Police Commission is recommending that the city allow public drinking in some designated areas in order to reduce unequal enforcement.
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Sorry, Donald. Americans Would Rather Host Hillary on Airbnb 15.4.2016 Wired Top Stories
Sorry, Donald. Americans Would Rather Host Hillary on Airbnb
But they'd prefer to stay at Trump's place. Can you blame them? The post Sorry, Donald. Americans Would Rather Host Hillary on Airbnb appeared first on WIRED.
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The Argument for Tuition-Free College 14.4.2016 American Prospect
(Shutterstock) In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Land Grant College Act into law, laying the groundwork for the largest system of publicly funded universities in the world. Some of America’s greatest colleges, including the University of Minnesota, were created by federal land grants, and were known as “democracy’s colleges” or “people’s colleges.” But that vision of a “people’s college” seems awfully remote to a growing number of American students crushed under soaring tuitions and mounting debt. One hundred and fifty years after Lincoln made his pledge, it’s time to make public colleges and universities free for every American. This idea is easier than it looks. For most of our nation’s history, public colleges and universities have been much more affordable than they are today, with lower tuition,  and financial aid that covered a much larger portion of the costs . The first step in making college accessible again, and returning to an education system that serves every American, is ...
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