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What would happen if Amazon brought 50,000 workers to your city? Ask Seattle. 20.10.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Amazon.com has driven an economic boom in Seattle, bestowing more than 40,000 jobs upon a city known for Starbucks coffee and Seahawks fandom. Its growth remade a neglected industrial swath north of downtown into a hub of young workers and fixed the region, along with Microsoft before it, as ...
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What would happen if Amazon brought 50,000 workers to your city? Ask Seattle. 19.10.2017 Washington Post
When Amazon made a surprise announcement last month that it planned to open a second headquarters with even more jobs, it set off an unprecedented race among cities to lure the tech giant their way. Amazon said it ultimately would need 8 million square feet in a second region, making it the biggest economic development target experts can remember in decades.
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'Star Wars' Fan In Ohio Recreates Imperial Walker On His Front Yard 17.10.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
Remember the massive four-legged transport vehicle from The Empire Strikes Back? Nick Meyer needed a Halloween theme: He built the All Terrain Armored Transport, also known as an AT-AT walker.
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Is Uber killing transit? 16.10.2017 TreeHugger
A new study from UC Davis raises some serious concerns.
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Paddle, meditate, volunteer with kids, repeat. Feel good and do good on wellness retreat in Mexico 16.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Feel good while doing good works on a vacation in LaPaz, Mexico, where a wellness and fitness program is being combined with volunteering in the local community.

The spring tour, organized by yoga instructor Michelle Gierst and activist Juli Schulz, includes a four-night stay at Costa Baja Resort...

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Films & programs: Visiting Christmas markets in Europe, climbing Half Dome, experiencing Africa, illustrating Joshua Tree 15.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

EUROPE

Presentation

Learn how the Christmas market tradition came about and take a virtual tour of markets across Germany, along the Rhine and Danube rivers, and a few that are farther afield.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.

Admission, info:...

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Paris Mayor Plans To Eliminate All Non-Electric Cars By 2030 13.10.2017 NPR News
"We are seeing a revolution in terms of mobility and on the issue of climate," said the city's deputy mayor. "We can't wait."
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Paris plans to ban gas-powered cars in city by 2030 12.10.2017 AP Business
PARIS (AP) -- The noise of car engines enveloping the streets of the French capital might in the future become a memory for Paris pedestrians....
Uber, Lyft reduce transit use, increase vehicle miles, report says 11.10.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
As ride-hailing has exploded in popularity, it’s caused a slight decrease in car ownership — but has also reduced use of public transit, biking and walking. The result is a likely increase in both traffic and the number of miles traveled in a vehicle, according to a national study of ride-hailing adoption from the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies being released Wednesday.
Pence vows America will return to the moon. The history of such promises suggests otherwise. 11.10.2017 Washington Post
Pence vows America will return to the moon. The history of such promises suggests otherwise.
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Addis Ababa’s New Light-Rail Network Gets a Safety Audit 9.10.2017 THE CITY FIX
Addis Ababa’s light rail transit system (LRT), launched in October 2015 as the first LRT in sub-Saharan Africa, serves some 120,000 passengers a day. The LRT may help reduce travel times for some, and lead to a safer, cleaner transport ...
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NGO writes to PMC: ‘Scrapping BRTS for Metro a wastage of public funds’ 9.10.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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The woman was covered in insects and unable to walk: Puerto Rico doctors only now discovering the problems in remote towns 7.10.2017 LA Times: Nation

After Hurricane Maria’s landslides and flooding further isolated this mountain town, a volunteer doctor rushed to treat diabetic Brunilda Sovilaro, found on the floor of her home, covered in insects, unable to walk, disoriented and refusing to leave.

“You are sick. You are very hot,” Dr. Jorge...

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D.C. crash-mapping gets boost from firm that can also help identify dangerous hotspots 7.10.2017 Washington Post
D.C. crash-mapping gets boost from firm that can also help identify dangerous hotspots
Denver wants to end traffic-related deaths by 2030. This is how the city plans to do it. 6.10.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver unveiled preliminary plans Friday to eliminate traffic-related deaths in the city by 2030, an ambitious goal that includes addressing high-risk corridors through speed reductions, better lighting, median alterations and promoting a culture of safety.
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Why do Maryland and federal officials use different price tags for the cost of the Purple Line? 4.10.2017 Washington Post
Why do Maryland and federal officials use different price tags for the cost of the Purple Line?
A common mistake endangers runners 1.10.2017 Washington Post
Experts offer safety tips including going against traffic.
Public-private partnerships are in danger because of the Purple Line legal challenge 30.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A potential game-changing setback has emerged in a federal court case involving the light-rail project.
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What you need to know about the Purple Line's construction 29.9.2017 Washington Post
What you need to know about the Purple Line's construction
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Montgomery leaders tell Purple Line project team to work with neighbors 29.9.2017 Washington Post
Montgomery leaders tell Purple Line project team to work with neighbors
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