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PBS: New Title IX Rules Add Protections Against Harassment, Assault And LGBTQ+ Discrimination

PBS, April 19, 2024, New Title IX Rules Add Protections Against Harassment, Assault And LGBTQ+ Discrimination The Biden administration put out new Title IX rules that will increase protections for LGBTQ+ students and change how schools handle cases of campus sexual assault. It reverses several moves made by the Trump administration. William Brangham discussed the […]

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ProPublica: The Family Photographs Have Helped Us Investigate How A University Displaced A Black Community

ProPublica, April 23, 2024, The Family Photographs Have Helped Us Investigate How A University Displaced A Black Community The Johnsons are the center of a short documentary ProPublica released last year. The documentary, “Uprooted,” is part of an investigative project reported by Brandi Kellam and Louis Hansen, both of the Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism at

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MSNBC: Our Green New Deal For Public Housing Is A Win-Win-Win For America

MSNBC, April 16, 2024, Our Green New Deal For Public Housing Is A Win-Win-Win For America It’s no secret that we as a country are facing enormous challenges. We have a national housing crisis. We’re experiencing the existential threat of climate change. Our health care system is broken and dysfunctional. And while the very rich get

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Phys Org: New Research Highlights Effects Of Gentrification On Urban Wildlife Populations Across US Cities

Phys Org, April 15, 2024, New Research Highlights Effects Of Gentrification On Urban Wildlife Populations Across US Cities Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences identifies how gentrified parts of a city have notably more urban wildlife than ungentrified parts of the same city, further limiting marginalized communities’ opportunity to connect with nature.

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The New York Times: Will A Housing Deal Make New York More Affordable?

The New York Times, April 16, 2024, Will A Housing Deal Make New York More Affordable? New York State officials have set the stage to take action on the state’s housing crisis. On Monday, the governor announced a framework for a package of housing laws that would make it easier to build homes and curb

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WTOP News: How Much More Affordable Is Baltimore’s Housing Market Than DC’s

WTOP News, April 15, 2024, How Much More Affordable Is Baltimore’s Housing Market Than DC’s Unlike the D.C. housing market, Baltimore is considerably more affordable. “The median price of a condo in the District is about $465,000. But a condo in Baltimore will run you about $210,000,” said Lisa Sturtevant, chief economist at listing service Bright

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The New York Times: During Milan Design Week, A Creative Solution On Where To Stay

The New York Times, April 14, 2024, During Milan Design Week, A Creative Solution On Where To Stay In this city of 1.35 million, a particular ritual happens in the weeks leading up to the Salone del Mobile. Ads start popping up on Facebook and Instagram offering private rooms and entire apartments for a few

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The Seattle Times: Seattle Studied Dozens Of Sites For Housing Growth. These 24 got Picked

The Seattle Times, April 17, 2024, Seattle Studied Dozens Of Sites For Housing Growth. These 24 got Picked Those opinions could affect how Wedgwood and other Seattle areas grow, because the city is collecting input right now about a major update of its Comprehensive Plan — its road map for the next 20 years. Among

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The Conversation: Worried About Housing Shortages And Soaring Prices? Your Community’s Zoning Laws Could Be Part Of The Problem

The Conversation, April 17, 2024, Worried About Housing Shortages And Soaring Prices? Your Community’s Zoning Laws Could Be Part Of The Problem Local governments often try to combat housing costs and create affordable housing by passing legislation that changes current zoning and land-use regulations. But the changes are not without controversy. SciLine interviewed Jessica Trounstine, the centennial

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The Wall Street Journal: New York Is Passing A Big Housing Deal. Everyone Is Grumbling

The Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2024, New York Is Passing A Big Housing Deal. Everyone Is Grumbling The complex deal brokered by Gov. Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers, billed as the biggest overhaul to New York housing policy in decades, has left advocates on nearly every side wondering whether it will actually improve the state’s worsening

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PYMNTS: National Banks’ Reign Over Primary Credit Cards Dropped To 68%

PYMNTS, April 17, 2024, National Banks’ Reign Over Primary Credit Cards Dropped To 68% This decline is even more remarkable when factoring in the inherent advantage national banks have when it comes to issuing cards. Not only do national banks lead the market in managing consumer bank accounts, but they also issue the most credit

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The Conversation: Native American Voices Are Finally Factoring Into Energy Projects – A Hydropower Ruling Is A Victory For Environmental Justice On Tribal Lands

The Conversation, April 17, 2024, Native American Voices Are Finally Factoring Into Energy Projects – A Hydropower Ruling Is A Victory For Environmental Justice On Tribal Lands As the US shifts from fossil fuels to clean energy, developers are looking for sites to generate electricity from renewable sources. But in an unexpected move, the Federal

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Tampa Bay Times: Recognizing Racist Past, Tampa Will Create Reconciliation Committee

Tampa Bay Times, April 18, 2024, Recognizing Racist Past, Tampa Will Create Reconciliation Committee More than three years after the Tampa City Council formally apologized for the city’s racist past, the body unanimously approved the formation of a committee tasked with examining and addressing persistent inequities in Florida’s third-largest city. The 13-member Race Reconciliation Committee

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Tampa Bay Times: The Obscure But Powerful Politicians Who Control Florida’s Energy

Tampa Bay Times, April 17, 2024, The Obscure But Powerful Politicians Who Control Florida’s Energy While the state commission is largely out-of-sight, out-of-mind for regular Floridians, it’s slated to come to Tampa Bay this summer. Customers of Duke Energy and Tampa Electric Co. will be able to speak at several scheduled hearings in Largo and

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