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1.  Blue States Prep for an Onslaught of Abortion Refugees  

2022-05-17


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Divisions deepen as America waits for the official Supreme Court ruling. The post Blue States Prep for an Onslaught of Abortion Refugees appeared first on .

2.  Why Labor Leader Tefere Gebre Has Brought His Organizing Talents to Greenpeace  

2022-05-16


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'Here’s the core of it. There ain’t going to be any jobs on a dead planet.' The post Why Labor Leader Tefere Gebre Has Brought His Organizing Talents to Greenpeace appeared first on .

3.  Several States Are Taking the Lead on Restoring Overtime Pay  

2022-05-13


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A patchwork of different rules decide which workers earn time and a half around the country. The post Several States Are Taking the Lead on Restoring Overtime Pay appeared first on .

4.  Women of Color Will Pay the Steepest Price If Abortion Is Banned  

2022-05-13


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Striking down 'Roe v. Wade' will lead to further health inequities. The post Women of Color Will Pay the Steepest Price If Abortion Is Banned appeared first on .

5.  Decades of White House Failure on Overtime Pay  

2022-05-12


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Here is why a full-time employee is four times less likely to earn time-and-a-half income than in the 1970s. The post Decades of White House Failure on Overtime Pay appeared first on .

6.  Can Biden Sharply Expand Overtime Pay?  

2022-05-11


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To do so, he will need to learn from the failures of Obama and Carter. The post Can Biden Sharply Expand Overtime Pay? appeared first on .

7.  Overworked and Underpaid  

2022-05-10


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Many people work more than full time, but few earn extra money anymore. A labor-friendly president promises to change that. The post Overworked and Underpaid appeared first on .

8.  There’s a Real, Live Plan to End Poverty in California  

2022-05-09


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Michael Tubbs, who launched Stockton’s famous universal basic income experiment, discusses his EPIC project with Manuel Pastor, director of USC’s Equity Research Institute. The post There’s a Real, Live Plan to End Poverty in California appeared first on .

9.  How the Oil and Gas Industry is Trying to Hold U.S. Public Schools Hostage  

2022-05-06


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Fossil fuel interest groups are telling New Mexicans: let us keep drilling or the state’s education system will collapse. The post How the Oil and Gas Industry is Trying to Hold U.S. Public Schools Hostage appeared first on .

10.  High-Deductible Health Plans Make Income Inequality Worse  

2022-05-05


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They can leave patients with crippling medical bills. Why are high-deductible insurance plans becoming so popular with employers? The post High-Deductible Health Plans Make Income Inequality Worse appeared first on .

11.  How Lawmakers Are Stonewalling Clean Energy Legislation in Sacramento This Year  

2022-05-04


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23 California legislators who failed to support clean energy bills have taken a combined $1.58 million from the oil and gas industry. The post How Lawmakers Are Stonewalling Clean Energy Legislation in Sacramento This Year appeared first on .

12.  Photos and Highlights from The Exposés, Capital & Main’s Media Awards​  

2022-05-03


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What a night it was. On April 21, 300 people gathered at Seventh/Place in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate excellence in social impact journalism and media. The post Photos and Highlights from The Exposés, Capital & Main’s Media Awards​ appeared first on .

13.  L.A. County Seeks Bids to Bring High-Speed Internet to Poor Black, Latino Areas  

2022-05-03


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Some powerful business interests oppose government efforts to ensure free broadband for low-income communities. The post L.A. County Seeks Bids to Bring High-Speed Internet to Poor Black, Latino Areas appeared first on .

14.  Activists Call On Gov. Newsom to Fund the Fight Against Health and Racial Inequities  

2022-05-02


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Community-based organizations on the front lines take the brunt of health and racial disparities. Will California do something about it? The post Activists Call On Gov. Newsom to Fund the Fight Against Health and Racial Inequities appeared first on .

15.  How Forced Arbitration Is Making It Harder for Low-Wage Workers to Seek Justice  

2022-05-02


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More than 60 million U.S. workers have been shut out of the court system by companies that mandate arbitration in the event of a dispute. The post How Forced Arbitration Is Making It Harder for Low-Wage Workers to Seek Justice appeared first on .

16.  LADWP Training Program Provides Power — and Good Jobs — to the People  

2022-04-29


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'Life-changing' apprenticeship moves low-wage workers into high-paying careers. The post LADWP Training Program Provides Power — and Good Jobs — to the People appeared first on .

17.  Who Will Build California’s Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Why It Matters  

2022-04-28


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Labor and environmentalists seek skill standards to ensure safety, high road jobs. The post Who Will Build California’s Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Why It Matters appeared first on .

18.  Greening the California Economy  

2022-04-27


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A three-part series examines the quality of clean energy jobs, and who gets them, in the Golden State. The post Greening the California Economy appeared first on .

19.  Electric Bus Makers Pave the Way to Union Jobs for Disadvantaged Workers  

2022-04-27


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Proterra picks up riders on the high road to a zero emission future. The post Electric Bus Makers Pave the Way to Union Jobs for Disadvantaged Workers appeared first on .

20.  Amazon Employees’ Victory Is Inspiring Workers at Other Retailers. Could a Walmart Union Be Next?  

2022-04-26


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The improbable labor win is raising comparisons to thwarted efforts to organize workers in the early 2000s. The post Amazon Employees’ Victory Is Inspiring Workers at Other Retailers. Could a Walmart Union Be Next? appeared first on .

21.  Despite Recent Pay Hikes, Many American Workers Are Still a Long Way From a Living Wage  

2022-04-25


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Due to decades of wage stagnation, it will take an aggressive set of pro-labor policies for workers to be properly compensated. The post Despite Recent Pay Hikes, Many American Workers Are Still a Long Way From a Living Wage appeared first on .

22.  Fixing the Crisis in California’s Nursing Homes  

2022-04-21


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California tries to address dangerous work conditions, low pay and staff turnover in its care facilities. The post Fixing the Crisis in California’s Nursing Homes appeared first on .

23.  Is Health-Minded, Environmentally Friendly Amy’s Kitchen Harmful to Its Own Workers?  

2022-04-22


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The organic and vegetarian meal maker is facing a litany of complaints from employees over workplace abuses. The post Is Health-Minded, Environmentally Friendly Amy’s Kitchen Harmful to Its Own Workers? appeared first on .

24.  A Watershed for 47,000 SoCal Grocery Workers: The Biggest Raise in Decades  

2022-04-20


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After teetering for weeks at the edge of a strike, Kroger and Albertsons employees approve a new union contract. The post A Watershed for 47,000 SoCal Grocery Workers: The Biggest Raise in Decades  appeared first on .

25.  Will Lithium Save the Imperial Valley?  

2022-04-14


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In one of the most polluted parts of the state, locals wonder who will benefit from California’s latest gold rush. The post Will Lithium Save the Imperial Valley? appeared first on .

26.  The Jackie Robinson We Didn’t Get to Know  

2022-04-15


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More than a ground-breaking Dodger star, Jackie Robinson had a radical side, too. The post The Jackie Robinson We Didn’t Get to Know appeared first on .

27.  A New Effort in San Francisco Aims to Debate Rent at the Bargaining Table  

2022-04-12


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The city's 'Right to Organize' ordinance requires landlords to recognize tenant associations in their buildings. The post A New Effort in San Francisco Aims to Debate Rent at the Bargaining Table appeared first on .

28.  Don’t Look Away: Dr. Peter Kalmus on the United Nations’ Latest Climate Report  

2022-04-13


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Kalmus, a climate scientist and activist, explains why we need to act now, and fast, to forestall calamity. The post Don’t Look Away: Dr. Peter Kalmus on the United Nations’ Latest Climate Report appeared first on .

29.  While an Industry Feeds on the Destruction of Rent Control, Help Is on the Way  

2022-04-11


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The promising new tool in the fight to preserve affordable housing: a coalition of tenant unions. The post While an Industry Feeds on the Destruction of Rent Control, Help Is on the Way appeared first on .

30.  Excavating the Future: Manuel Pastor on a World That Lives Up to Our Highest Hopes  

2022-04-11


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Reflecting on the changes that have occurred during the pandemic, Dr. Manuel Pastor discusses how society can reverse the bad and build on the good. The future is forged through our every day actions. The post Excavating the Future: Manuel Pastor on a World That Lives Up to Our Highest Hopes appeare...

31.  Wages Rise for Many, But Not for Californians Most Hit by Inflation  

2022-04-07


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A state secret comes into the open: how inflation targets the poor. The post Wages Rise for Many, But Not for Californians Most Hit by Inflation appeared first on .

32.  American Pie: Corporations Have Changed How They Slice Up Each Dollar of Revenue, and Guess Who Benefits?  

2022-04-06


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Compared with 60 years ago, workers are getting less and shareholders are getting more — sometimes a lot more. The post American Pie: Corporations Have Changed How They Slice Up Each Dollar of Revenue, and Guess Who Benefits? appeared first on .

33.  A Hollow Boom for New Mexico  

2022-04-05


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Oil production and rhetoric are up – but jobs and investments? Not so much. The post A Hollow Boom for New Mexico appeared first on .

34.  What If Voting Became Mandatory in the United States?  

2022-04-04


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Democracy would flourish as new voters flexed their strength, says veteran columnist E.J. Dionne, co-author of a proposal to make voting the law. The post What If Voting Became Mandatory in the United States? appeared first on .

35.  Bridging California’s Digital Equity Gap  

2022-03-31


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The pandemic exposed the huge economic and social impact of not having reliable internet access. Now advocates are seeking to finally close the digital divide. The post Bridging California’s Digital Equity Gap  appeared first on .

36.  Guaranteed Income Programs Are Triggering Health Benefits Across the Country  

2022-04-01


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As L.A. County unveils the most ambitious 'free money' program to date, studies show they help participants regain control of their lives. The post Guaranteed Income Programs Are Triggering Health Benefits Across the Country appeared first on .

37.  María Elena Durazo Talks Pandemic-Era Gains for Workers and the Undocumented  

2022-03-30


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The state senator says 'we’re starting to break through' on expanding the safety net for all Californians. The post María Elena Durazo Talks Pandemic-Era Gains for Workers and the Undocumented appeared first on .

38.  L.A.’s Labor Movement Goes Back to the Future With Ambitious ‘People’s Project’  

2022-03-30


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L.A. County’s labor federation, spurred by the pandemic, will launch a massive mutual aid initiative to address hunger, housing insecurity and other community needs. The post L.A.’s Labor Movement Goes Back to the Future With Ambitious ‘People’s Project’ appeared first on .

39.  Who Is Steve Marshall? And Why Is Corporate America Still Supporting Him?  

2022-03-28


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Republicans’ witness in Ketanji Brown Jackson nomination linked to group that fueled the insurrection. The post Who Is Steve Marshall? And Why Is Corporate America Still Supporting Him? appeared first on .

40.  California Grapples With Regulation of Known Carcinogen Ethylene Oxide  

2022-03-29


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Gaps in environmental regulations may leave communities at risk of exposure to the toxic industrial compound. The post California Grapples With Regulation of Known Carcinogen Ethylene Oxide appeared first on .

41.  California is Falling Behind Its Climate Goals. Big Oil Wants to Help.  

2022-03-25


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Fossil fuel companies are pushing for investment in emission-reducing technologies critics say are unproven or even harmful. The post California is Falling Behind Its Climate Goals. Big Oil Wants to Help. appeared first on .

42.  The High Price of Life in the Golden State  

2022-03-24


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Exploring income inequality in the land of milk and money. The post The High Price of Life in the Golden State appeared first on .

43.  Historian Nancy MacLean on the Snowballing Emergency of American Democracy  

2022-03-22


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The author says we should keep our eyes on the dark money donors animating the far right. The post Historian Nancy MacLean on the Snowballing Emergency of American Democracy appeared first on .

44.  Putting Teeth Into Los Angeles’s Responsible Banking Laws  

2022-03-21


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Will the city finally hold banks responsible for failing to serve the community? The post Putting Teeth Into Los Angeles’s Responsible Banking Laws appeared first on .

45.  Imprecise Homeless Youth Count Could Result in Loss of Much Needed Funds  

2022-03-18


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Counting those who don’t want to be seen, in order to keep them alive. The post Imprecise Homeless Youth Count Could Result in Loss of Much Needed Funds appeared first on .

46.  New Mexico’s Century-Old Constitution Plays Into the Hands of Oil and Gas  

2022-03-18


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Critics maintain that short legislative sessions hinder lawmakers' abilities to address significant policy issues. The post New Mexico’s Century-Old Constitution Plays Into the Hands of Oil and Gas appeared first on .

47.  Biden Promised to Protect Sanctuary Cities. So Why is ICE Still Partnering With Local Cops?  

2022-03-17


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Despite campaign promises, Biden hasn’t slowed down Trump’s 'main engine of deportation.' The post Biden Promised to Protect Sanctuary Cities. So Why is ICE Still Partnering With Local Cops? appeared first on .

48.  Excavating the Future: Roberto Flores on Community Self-Determination  

2022-03-16


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The long-time activist talks about the El Sereno community's struggle for autonomy in the midst of a global pandemic. The post Excavating the Future: Roberto Flores on Community Self-Determination appeared first on .

49.  What’s in a Word: California Preps for the Endemic Era  

2022-03-15


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Two years on, with mandates lifting, what’s changed about COVID — and what hasn’t. The post What’s in a Word: California Preps for the Endemic Era appeared first on .

50.  Will California’s Fossil Fuel Industry Use the Ukraine War to Undermine Oil and Gas Legislation?  

2022-03-12


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Three bills may fall victim to a new push for more oil drilling. The post Will California’s Fossil Fuel Industry Use the Ukraine War to Undermine Oil and Gas Legislation? appeared first on .

51.  Excavating the Future: A Pandemic Remembrance  

2022-03-12


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Marking two years of pandemic times, Rubén Martínez takes stock of what he has seen. Do you remember? The post Excavating the Future: A Pandemic Remembrance appeared first on .

52.  New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham Resurrects Controversial Hydrogen Hub Act  

2022-03-10


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Hoping to land federal infrastructure funds, New Mexico is partnering with other Western states on the proposal. The post New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham Resurrects Controversial Hydrogen Hub Act appeared first on .

53.  Gustavo Arellano Talks About Orange County as Vanguard and Old Guard  

2022-03-09


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Disneyland revolts, immigrant NIMBYs, the best xiu mai and more of what makes OC the place where stereotypes go to die. The post Gustavo Arellano Talks About Orange County as Vanguard and Old Guard appeared first on .

54.  Federal Money Saved Economy as Pandemic Exposed Weak Safety Net  

2022-03-07


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While $5.2 trillion brought swift recovery, U.S. workers still lack the security of those in other advanced economies. The post Federal Money Saved Economy as Pandemic Exposed Weak Safety Net appeared first on .

55.  California Retools Its Fight Against COVID, Pledging Equity  

2022-03-04


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What are Gov. Newsom’s plans for protecting workers who have suffered disproportionately? The post California Retools Its Fight Against COVID, Pledging Equity appeared first on .

56.  In L.A.’s Eastside, Hard Work Counts Less Than a Social Security Card  

2022-03-03


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Access to credit and the right zip code are often gateways to success for small businesses. The post In L.A.’s Eastside, Hard Work Counts Less Than a Social Security Card appeared first on .

57.  After Two Years Fighting COVID, Nurses Wonder: What Has Really Changed?  

2022-03-02


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California health care workers feel worn out, denied the staffing and support that would let them do what they do best. The post After Two Years Fighting COVID, Nurses Wonder: What Has Really Changed? appeared first on .

58.  Why One California City Might Double Down on Natural Gas  

2022-02-25


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Glendale Water & Power says it is obligated by law to meet generation requirements — opponents say it’s ‘gaslighting.’ The post Why One California City Might Double Down on Natural Gas appeared first on .

59.  As Evidence of Cap and Trade Problems Mounts, California Air Regulators Remain Defiant  

2022-02-25


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The state is in danger of missing its 2030 emission goal, but the oil and gas industry is lobbying against changes. The post As Evidence of Cap and Trade Problems Mounts, California Air Regulators Remain Defiant appeared first on .

60.  Can the California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control Be Trusted to Clean Up Vulnerable Communities?  

2022-02-23


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As the agency rolls out a $500 million clean up program, it must navigate skepticism from environmental experts and the public. The post Can the California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control Be Trusted to Clean Up Vulnerable Communities? appeared first on .

61.  Tahoe Becomes the No. 1 Place of the One Percent  

2022-02-21


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Affluent Californians flock to the region, creating a classic housing crisis, only more so. The post Tahoe Becomes the No. 1 Place of the One Percent appeared first on .

62.  Lifting Mask Restrictions Puts the Most Vulnerable at the Greatest Risk  

2022-02-22


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Taking care of California means taking care of those with disabilities and comorbidities. The post Lifting Mask Restrictions Puts the Most Vulnerable at the Greatest Risk appeared first on .

63.  Can California’s ‘Momnibus Act’ Create a Better Future for Black Moms and Babies?  

2022-02-18


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Discovering the root cause of high rates of Black maternal and infant mortality: racism. The post Can California’s ‘Momnibus Act’ Create a Better Future for Black Moms and Babies? appeared first on .

64.  On a ‘Date With Destiny,’ California Weighs Ending Mask Restrictions  

2022-02-16


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Gov. Newsom calibrates the right time for schools to drop the mask mandate. The post On a ‘Date With Destiny,’ California Weighs Ending Mask Restrictions appeared first on .

65.  New Mexico Legislators Punt on Money for Oil and Gas Inspectors  

2022-02-16


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The state's booming budget lacks cash for monitoring of oil and gas wells. The post New Mexico Legislators Punt on Money for Oil and Gas Inspectors appeared first on .

66.  Recent Lawsuits Allege Pattern of Racist Words, Deeds at Tesla Plant  

2022-02-15


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California sues Tesla claiming segregation, slurs against Black employees. The post Recent Lawsuits Allege Pattern of Racist Words, Deeds at Tesla Plant appeared first on .

67.  Lobbyist Money Hidden in New Mexico Politics  

2022-02-15


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Lax reporting laws leave politicians and the public in the dark about legislation backers. The post Lobbyist Money Hidden in New Mexico Politics appeared first on .

68.  Mortgage Servicer Accused of Pushing Distressed Homeowners Onto Its Auction Site  

2022-02-11


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Nationstar and Xome’s Conflict of Interest Called “Staggering” and “Unethical” in Lawsuit. The post Mortgage Servicer Accused of Pushing Distressed Homeowners Onto Its Auction Site appeared first on .

69.  Legislators Offer Anemic Budgets to New Mexico’s Environmental Agencies  

2022-02-09


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The state's record $8.47 billion budget bill lacks adequate funding to monitor oil and gas operations and combat climate change. The post Legislators Offer Anemic Budgets to New Mexico’s Environmental Agencies  appeared first on .

70.  Inside the Fight to Make Banks Benefit Their Communities  

2022-02-07


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While banks keep merging, advocates are trying to make sure low income communities won’t have to pay for it. The post Inside the Fight to Make Banks Benefit Their Communities appeared first on .

71.  Racism Has Caused a Public Health Crisis in California. Now What?  

2022-02-04


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Talking about racial disparities is easy — legislating is far harder, governments discover. The post Racism Has Caused a Public Health Crisis in California. Now What? appeared first on .