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Craft Beer Could Be Fueling Your Neighborhood's Resurgence

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5 mentions7 days ago
A new study tells the story of craft beer’s astonishing rise and geographic clustering. I enjoy living in Canada for many reasons, but one downside has been my distance from ...

Cities Aren't Smart Enough to Stop Rat Infestations. But That's About to Change.

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
The age-old strategy is “see a rat, kill a rat.” The new plan is to end an infestation before it ever begins. It used to be said that there was ...

Why Seattle Builds Apartments, but Vancouver, BC, Builds Condos

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4 mentions7 days ago
When it comes to condominium development, Cascadia’s two largest cities couldn’t be more different. Last year nearly 60 percent of new housing starts in the city of Vancouver, BC, were ...

Why doctors support bike lanes: they’re healthier for everyone

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3 mentions1 week ago
Recent polling from the Angus Reid Forum shows an impressive 80 per cent of Torontonians support the construction of a “safe network of bicycle lanes.” As physicians, we are not ...

The Power of the Muscle Car That Killed in Charlottesville

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2 mentions1 week ago
There’s an awful logic to the American muscle car that served as a weapon of hate in Charlottesville. If you wanted a car that could hurt people, you can do ...

Is Charlottesville a Turning Point?

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4 mentions1 week ago
Suddenly, the “far right” doesn’t seem so far. On Friday night, hundreds of protesters descended on a statue of Confederate hero Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Mansplaining the city

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13 mentions5 days ago
“I know that it’s people like me that started this shit show,” wrote tech worker Chris Tacy in a 2013 essay. “I was part of the gentrification that started the ...

The 1850s Response to the Racism of 2017

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2 mentions7 days ago
Last night, Tucker Carlson took on the subject of slavery on his Fox News show. Slavery is evil, he noted. However, slavery permeated the ancient world, he said, as reflected ...

How Luxury Dorms Are Hurting Universities

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2 mentions16 hours ago
When I was a college freshman in the early 1990s, I lived in a dorm that was as sterile as a hospital room, a 193-square-foot box with white cinderblock walls ...

Struggling With Rising Rents, A Berlin Borough Buys Out Private Landlords

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3 mentions2 days ago
Fearful of rising rents, the municipality is asserting its right to block investors from buying apartment buildings. Other cities across Europe are sure to watch how this plays out. To ...

These countries have the most positive influence on the world

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3 mentions23 hours ago
The idea of the United States as a “shining city upon a hill” is most closely associated with President Ronald Reagan but has been used by politicians since the country’s ...

Is America Headed for a New Kind of Civil War?

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2 mentions1 week ago
A day after the brawling and racist brutality and deaths in Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe asked, “How did we get to this place?” The more relevant question after Charlottesville—and other ...

New Jersey organization pulls out of event at Trump golf club

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Donald Trump North Korea Russia By Mallory Shelbourne - Don't miss a brief. Sign up for our daily email. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 ...

Fighting hate with compassionate actions: Mayors reflect on Charlottesville

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3 mentions4 days ago
Across the country, the condemnation to the white supremacist rally and violence in Charlottesville was swift and unequivocal, proof that Americans can come together to uphold national values irrespective of ...

NEW: Palm Beach Zoo gala, MorseLife luncheon leaving Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

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2 mentions3 days ago
News And then there were two. Or maybe four, depending on what happens when a couple of boards meet this week. Today, the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society and ...

How Cities Can Create Urban Conservationists

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4 mentions2 days ago
There’s a few things kids can do to influence how adults view biodiversity, according to a new study. If you want city kids to care about the environment, have them ...