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Ruling on Dakota Access pipeline shutdown months away 22.6.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge won’t decide until later this year whether to shut down the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline while federal officials conduct a more thorough environmental review. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg on Wednesday approved a schedule under which both sides in a lawsuit over the pipeline will submit written arguments […]
As Jon Ossoff Loses Georgia Special Election, Where Do Democrats Go From Here in Challenging GOP? 21.6.2017 Truthout - All Articles
You can fuel thoughtful, authority-challenging journalism: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout. In the most expensive congressional race in history, Republican Karen Handel has defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in a special election in Georgia. We go to Atlanta for response and look at the role of gerrymandering in shaping the outcome of the race. We speak to Georgia state Senator Nan Orrock and Rev. Raphael Warnock, the chair of the New Georgia Project, which conducts voter registration and outreach to the state's growing population of color. He is also the senior pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, which was the spiritual home of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Transcript AMY GOODMAN: We begin today's show in Georgia, where the Republicans have pulled off a victory in the most expensive congressional race in history. In a special election in Georgia's 6th District, Republican Karen Handel won nearly 53 percent of the vote, defeating her challenger, Democrat Jon ...
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Why the White Worker Theme Is Harmful 21.6.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Summer 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  “After all, if every economic issue is framed as a struggle between a hard-working white middle class and undeserving minorities, then workers of all shades will be left fighting for scraps while the wealthy withdraw further into their private enclaves.”  —Barack Obama, Farewell Address, Chicago, January 2017 After three losses to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, a trifecta last accomplished by Presidents Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover, there was much hand-wringing among Democrats about the loss of the South and the vanishing loyalty of Southern whites. William Galston and Elaine Kamarck at the Progressive Policy Institute argued that the electoral math made the South the true presidential battleground; that Democrats could not win by being more liberal or hoping to motivate black and poor voters to increase their voter participation. Thomas Edsall and Mary Edsall similarly warned in the pages of The ...
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Expanding housing and job opportunities by cutting back on zoning 21.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Expanding housing and job opportunities by cutting back on zoning
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A School That Provides The One Constant In Homeless Children's Lives 19.6.2017 NPR News
Positive Tomorrows in Oklahoma City addresses education and other basic needs for homeless students and their families.
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Conservationists: Imperiled Atlantic salmon decline worsens 18.6.2017 Seattle Times: Local

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Fewer of North America’s Atlantic salmon are making it back to rivers to spawn, which bodes poorly for the future of the imperiled fish, an international conservation group says. Atlantic salmon were once abundant in the rivers of New England and Atlantic Canada, but they are now endangered or have disappeared […]
The Invisibles: Being poor with no ID 18.6.2017 Washington Post
What happens to Americans who can’t prove who they are?
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Should federal funding for food stamps be cut? 16.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The Trump administration seeks massive cuts to SNAP. Are they justified?
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Thousands Gather To Watch Congressmen Underperform 16.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! The Congressional Baseball Game is going ahead tonight; if the 2000s New York Yankees didn’t sate your appetite for old rich dudes with little-to-no athletic ability, you should definitely go. The Commerce Department removed LGBT protections from its workplace regulations, so now you know what people will be discriminating about around the water cooler tomorrow. And the GIF turned 30 today , meaning it’s old enough to sell out and land a job tweeting GIFs for a multinational corporation so it can afford daycare for its kid. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Thursday, June 15th, 2017: @AlexNBCNews : A source familiar with the situation tells NBC News Whip Steve Scalise is out of surgery and remains in critical condition.  PENCE HIRES OUTSIDE COUNSEL FOR RUSSIA PROBE - Ashley Parker: “Vice President Mike Pence has hired outside legal counsel to help with both congressional committee inquiries and the special ...
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Judge orders additional environmental review of Dakota Access pipeline. But will it stop oil from flowing? 16.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In a decision the Standing Rock Sioux and its supporters lauded as a potential turning point, a federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to conduct additional environmental reviews of the Dakota Access pipeline, renewing the possibility the line could be shuttered at a later date.

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Shame on Access transit for failing disabled riders and taxpayers 16.6.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

A blistering audit of King County’s paratransit service for the disabled reveals a shocking lack of oversight and poor performance. People depending on this service and taxpayers deserve much better.
Just like social causes, environmentalism is about putting people first 15.6.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Kate Zerrenner The 85th Texas Regular Legislative Session has drawn to a close. Now that we've had some time to digest what went down (and get some sleep), we can reflect. There is no doubt: This was a very hard Session. Emotions were high and lives were at stake. Each Session ends up having themes or issues that remain high on the priority list throughout the five months legislators are in Austin. This year, the focus was on social issues, like transgender bathroom access and reproductive rights. And although the connection may not always be obvious, social issues are environmental issues, too. All of these matters are fundamentally about people. When I fight for clean energy or water or taking action on climate change, I'm not doing it in a vacuum. We cannot disconnect these issues with the social issues we face in Texas and on a national scale right now. Immigration, health care, and education are all about protecting the most vulnerable among us and ensuring we treat each other with respect – and ...
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Judge Delivers Blow To Trump Administration In Dakota Access Fight 15.6.2017 NPR News
This ruling does not order the pipeline to cease operations. But it opens the door to that possibility. The federal judge found the Trump Administration failed to follow environmental procedures.
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'Supersizing Urban America': How U.S. Policies Encouraged Fast Food To Spread 15.6.2017 NPR News
A new book examines how federal government policies made it easier for minorities to open fast-food franchises than grocery stores. Today the landscape of urban America reflects this history.
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Weaving clean energy into low-income communities 15.6.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The challenges of including disadvantaged households and communities in the renewables movement haven't largely gone unaddressed.
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Federal judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access pipeline 15.6.2017 Washington Post
The decision handed a limited victory to Native American tribes in North Dakota that had challenged the Trump administration’s effort to speed the project.
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Judge: Redo part of analysis for Dakota Access pipeline 15.6.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A federal judge has handed a lifeline to efforts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, ruling Wednesday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers didn't adequately consider the possible impacts of an oil spill where the pipeline passes under the Missouri River.
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Federal judge rejects Dakota Access Pipeline permits, calls for do-over 15.6.2017 Seattle Times: Local

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe won on key arguments against approval of permits to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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UN report: Migrants sending billions more home than in 2007 15.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Migrants are sending home billions of dollars more than they did a decade ago — and the rate of growth in remittances is almost double the increase in migration, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday. The report commissioned by the International Fund for Agricultural Development says that remittances increased by […]
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The seeds of discontent 15.6.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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