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Opinion: Let cities set their own rent control regulations

Seventeen million people, almost half of California’s population, are renters. Many of them spend more than half their income on rent, plunging many full-time workers into poverty. The consequences of California’s skyrocketing rents are dire and unsustainable. People jam freeways, commuting long distances into cities they can no longer afford. Many Californians, including children, live […]

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Independent gear shop moves from bungalow to century-old theater as gentrification alters Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood

Jimmy Funkhouser expects a swirl of conflicting emotions Sunday when he closes the doors to his store on Tennyson Street for the last time to make way for demolition and redevelopment, a trend that is radically altering the funky character of the Berkeley neighborhood. “I’ll probably be on the porch crying my eyes out,” said […]

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Preliminary tests show emissions “significantly reduced” at Lakewood plant flagged for elevated potential cancer risk

Colorado health officials are planning to take additional air samples near a Lakewood facility that was identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month as a place where gas emissions could potentially raise the risk for cancer. The tests will be conducted “in the coming weeks” to determine what effect Terumo BCT’s steps to […]

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PayPal dumps Infowars, Alex Jones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You won’t be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones. The digital payments company is the latest platform to ditch Jones and his Infowars site, which along with conspiracy theories peddles “I Stand With Trump” […]