Today’s Buzz features a closer look at the Native American protesters in North Dakota, Robert Gates comments about the two major presidential candidates, and a new study that puts in to the question the importance of transit to walkability. In honor of food oddities everywhere, today’s Buzz features long fries, weird ice cream, and very weird looking lemon.
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What I’m Doing: Making applesauce and pie fillings!
What I’m Hoping For: Apple pie. Duh.
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Powerful Blast Injures at Least 29 in Manhattan; Second Device Found: An explosion was reported around 8:30 p.m. in the Chelsea neighborhood, and the authorities later found what was described as a pressure cooker-type device at another location.
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Sanders: ‘This is not the time for a protest vote’ Man who ran as a protest vote now calls on others to not cast protest vote.
The Curse of Hillary Clinton’s Ambition: Hillary Clinton can’t be trusted because she’ll do anything to win. That’s what several participants in a focus group of thirty undecided voters moderated by Republican strategist Frank Luntz on Friday in Alexandria, Virginia seemed to believe. At least some of the group of Democratic, Republican and Independent-leaning voters felt the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party was too ambitious.
For Native Americans, Land Is More Than Just The Ground Beneath Their Feet: Thousands of Native American protesters are currently fighting against the proposed construction of the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota. They are doing more than just trying to protect their land. They are fighting for their culture—and, as the Ojibwe activist Winona LaDuke argues, their future. Advances on Indian lands have always been, and continue to be, attacks on indigenous values. Non-tribal governments and corporations with interests in tribal land have not slowed such attacks in recent years, but members of indigenous communities throughout the United States have rallied new resistance. Some, like the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota, are challenging corporate incursions on their treaty lands and water. Others are fighting something slightly more subtle: renewed calls to change the ownership structure of Native lands.
Analysis: By 2025, 99.6% of Paul Ryan’s tax cuts would go to the richest 1% of Americans: The House Republicans’ proposal for tax relief could force the government to borrow trillions of dollars to continue operating and might even weaken the economy, according to a new analysis from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. By 2025, when the reductions would be fully implemented, 99.6 percent of the tax cuts would benefit the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans, according to the analysis. This group would enjoy the greatest relief as a share of their income (increasing their incomes after taxes by 10.6 percent on average) and in terms of dollars (an average annual savings of $240,000 for each household).
Why So Many Poor Americans Don’t Get Help Paying For Housing: “In 2013, everything crumbled all at once,” Makera Meng said. She and her husband ran a business — an international grocery store — in South Portland, Maine, where they also owned a home. But that year, her mom died of cancer, they lost the business and her husband moved to Cambodia, where she had emigrated from three decades earlier. After 10 years of owning it, she lost her home, too. “I’m a good citizen, I work hard and I pay taxes,” she said. But she hasn’t been able to catch a break.
Local Gov Confidential
Dead whale washes up on Oregon coast near Oswald West State Park (photos) Stephanie Gooch, who lives near the state park, said her family spotted the whale on some rocks or a sandbar no more than 300 yards offshore Friday night.
Can the South Make Room for Reconstruction? A dozen years after first being rebuffed in South Carolina, the National Park Service is poised to make another run at designating trails, historic sites, and perhaps a park or two in commemoration of one of U.S.
Study: Transit Not a Panacea for Walkability After All: One of the key assumptions of a new partnership between the planning and public health professions is that transit encourages more active mobility than possible with a car-centric lifestyle. But new research casts doubt on those assumptions.
Why California’s By-Right Affordable Housing Proposal Died California’s average home prices are 2.5 times the national average and rising, so why is it so hard to build a political coalition to build more housing, and especially more affordable housing?
Why Clark Park Is West Philadelphia’s Social Magnet: It’s noon on a warm Saturday in April and West Philadelphia’s Clark Park is bustling. The playgrounds teem with young kids and semi-watchful adults. The Bowl, a football-field-sized crater that used to be a mill pond, is overrun with youth soccer players. A group of men in their twenties and thirties kick off a game of pétanque (a French cousin of bocce ball) in the park’s central plaza.