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'You may want to go home' – for the last time evernew

I’m throwing clothing, books, electronics and everything else wildly about in my apartment, not caring where any of it lands except for what I most treasure. Minutes ago the building was declared uninhabitable due to climate change damage and we have two hours to evacuate.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  02-19-2016  |  Disasters

Opposite of Americanew

Asylum seekers fearing death at home find only prison and discrimination in the U.S.
Boulder Weekly  |  Angela K. Evans  |  02-19-2016  |  Immigration

Frenemy alert: Svalbard still a hot target for foreign spiesnew

Russian troops all around us, Chinese hackers trolling our climate-monitoring satellite equipment, foreigners from dozens of other countries living here under lax residency laws. The frigid Svalbard archipelago is once again a hot spots for spies and other troublemakers in Norway's annual threat assessment report.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  02-18-2016  |  Policy Issues

High price of failure: another government bailout for coal mining in Svalbardnew

The price of keeping Store Norske barely alive keeps increasing, with the government now asking Parliament for 749 million kroner during the next four years to support operations at Mine 7 and maintenance of two larger mines in the hope coal prices recover.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  02-05-2016  |  Business & Labor

The Dodgy Politics Behind the Levi's Stadium Dealnew

A civil grand jury has been quietly investigating the oversight body of Levi’s Stadium, home to the San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl 50, while billionaire developers play chess for Santa Clara’s future.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Josh Koehn  |  02-05-2016  |  Housing & Development

Roe's End?new

After nearly three years of fighting, Texas reproductive rights advocates will get their day at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Austin Chronicle  |  Mary Tuma  |  02-05-2016  |  The War on Women

End Gamenew

Obama’s new education act may give conservative school reform advocates a way to finally take over public education.
Boulder Weekly  |  Matt Cortina  |  02-05-2016  |  Education


As regulators put a price tag — $1.32 billion — on what Scott Tucker's payday-lending enterprises have squeezed out of poor people, a grand jury convenes.
The Pitch  |  Steve Vockrodt  |  02-03-2016  |  Features

Large-scale rehearsal planned for 'inevitable' oil spil in Svalbardnew

Lots of folks are eager to send ships and oil rigs toward Svalbard’s warming waters, but few are prepared to deal with what happens when mishaps result in fuel and oil spills in the still-harsh Arctic environment.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  02-03-2016  |  Environment

Inside Springfield’s First Medical Pot Shopnew

We toured one of the state's first medical marijuana dispensaries, slated to open soon. Can this industry survive in the face of strict regulations?
Illinois Times  |  Brittany Hilderbrand and Patrick Yeagle  |  02-03-2016  |  Drugs

Why Is Duke Energy Pushing to Make Nuclear “Clean”?new

Hint: It’ll fatten Duke’s wallets.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  02-03-2016  |  Energy

When Landlords Lienew

Last year, Charles Oshinuga’s landlord lied in court while trying to evict him and his neighbors. Yet despite winning a jury trial, Oshinuga still lost his Oakland home.
East Bay Express  |  Darwin BondGraham  |  02-03-2016  |  Housing & Development

Tourists Flocking to Avalanche Wreckage Leaves Some Residents Coldnew

Espen Rotevatn is grateful he can still go to his undamaged home, just below 11 others destroyed by last month’s avalanche, at the end of the day. He just wishes visitors weren’t there with cameras expecting him to play the role of tour guide.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  02-01-2016  |  Disasters

Alton Gas approval called a “direct violation” of First Nations rightsnew

Outrage at the province over controversial natural gas project.
The Coast, Halifax's Weekly  |  Jacob Boon  |  01-22-2016  |  Environment

Suburban Renewalnew

In Cobb County, the poor are being bulldozed.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Payson Schwin  |  01-22-2016  |  Housing & Development

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