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Printable voter guide to San Francisco’s mayoral candidates

1 Comment 07 November 2011

Printable voter guide to San Francisco’s mayoral candidates

The 2011 Nonpartisan Voter Guide to the SF Mayoral Candidates is a succinct, printable listing of candidate positions and quotes on more than two-dozen key policy issues and ballot initiatives, including pensions, taxes, transportation, homelessness...

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In smoggy Los Angeles, one neighborhood pushes back

1 Comment 25 April 2011

In smoggy Los Angeles, one neighborhood pushes back

By Jasmin López, special to Newsdesk.org | Crowdfund this story on Spot.us News about Boyle Heights in Los Angeles tends to be about crime or gentrification. There's little coverage of air pollution, lack of safe and green spaces, lack of...

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Filed Under: Democracy, LA Toxic Tour: Boyle Heights

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San Francisco’s Superfund struggle

Leave a Comment 25 January 2011

San Francisco’s Superfund struggle

By Monica Jensen/SF Public Press/Newsdesk.org A Toxic Tour reporting project A year after the dissolution of the Restoration Advisory Board for Hunters Point Shipyard, the Navy says it will introduce a new community involvement plan that it...

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Filed Under: Democracy, San Francisco Toxic Tour, The Toxic Tour

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Pakistan abortion hotline sparks controversy

1 Comment 25 October 2010

Pakistan abortion hotline sparks controversy

The June launch of a Pakistani birth-control hotline has garnered a mixed bag of praise, skepticism, and condemnation from medical and religious leaders in the country. The hotline, which was created by Pakistani and Dutch women's rights...

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Filed Under: Democracy, News You Might Have Missed

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Pipeline foes decry Canada oil-sands boom

1 Comment 16 September 2010

Pipeline foes decry Canada oil-sands boom

Canada's oil sands industry may be set for a huge expansion after California Democratic Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Edward Markey met with Canadian officials on Sept. 8 and 9, even as environmental and indigenous activists stepped up their criticism of...

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For a Soldier’s Father, Deportation

Leave a Comment 15 August 2007

When Pfc. Armando Soriano was killed in Iraq, his mother benefited from a loophole on immigration law that allows soldiers' family members to apply for legal residency. But the rules work on a case-by-case basis, and his father, who has been in the...

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Hezbollah: Talkin’ War and Peace in Lebanon

Leave a Comment 08 August 2007

Lebanon's conflict-driven internal politics and Hezbollah's relationship with its neighbor, Israel, are having an effect on the entire region. Hezbollah leader General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called for a government of "cooperation and unity" even...

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Zimbabwe: Crises In Climax

1 Comment 01 August 2007

With inflation at over 4,500 percent and hospitals, water, power and food access close to collapse, Zimbabwe faces its worst crisis since independence from Britain, reports the Associated Press. In June, the government of President Robert Mugabe...

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Schwarzenegger: on the Wings of Charity

Leave a Comment 11 July 2007

Government watchdogs are concerned that a shadowy nonprofit that finances Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's lavish international trips may also allow special interests to donate big bucks to the governor in return for political favors -- and all...

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Democracy, Too, Slides in Bangladesh

Leave a Comment 13 June 2007

Even as Bangladesh reels from lethal mudslides, the nation's political establishment is in chaos following the suspension of the legislature, and the arrest of thousands by the military as part of an alleged anti-corruption campaign. Now the...

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