Frances Stead Sellers, The Washington Post Published 8:19 pm PDT, Thursday, June 20, 2019 Residents of Paradise, California, are selling their lots after a fire destroyed most of the town seven months ago. Residents of Paradise, California, are selling their lots after a fire destroyed most of the town seven months ago. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Salwan Georges. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Salwan Georges. Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 Residents of Paradise, California, are selling their lots after a fire destroyed most of the town seven months ago. Residents of Paradise, California, are selling their lots after a fire destroyed most of the town seven months ago. Photo: Washington Post Photo By … [Read more...] about Driven from California city by ﬁre, kept out by gentriﬁcation?
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Frances Stead Sellers and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post Published 8:54 pm PDT, Thursday, March 21, 2019 As the waters rose along the Mississippi River in 1927, people patrolled the levees with guns, occasionally taking boats across in attempts to sabotage the opposing bank to relieve the mounting pressure on their own properties. The flooding that year, which left a million people homeless and drowned half the region's livestock, launched the Army Corps of Engineers on a mission - to tame the nation's central arteries by building bigger levees and creating spillways to control flooding. In the decades that followed, that approach has both protected numerous heartland communities from high waters and created a false sense of security for people who have increasingly populated flood plains. It also has led to agonizing decisions whenever monumental floods have come. Now, as the rivers fed by a massive late-winter "bomb cyclone" churn south, the nation's patchwork … [Read more...] about Floods renew debate over beneﬁts and weaknesses of aging levee system
close Video What is the 'Green New Deal' proposal drafted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded Saturday night after a published report excoriated the freshman congresswoman for pushing her Green New Deal initiative while still traveling on airplanes and using ridesharing services -- instead greener travel methods such as public transportation. The piece mentioned the New York Democrat’s call in January for more sustainable energy solutions: "The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,” she said at the time. "But the woman who boasts of a “razor-sharp BS detector” seems to have trouble sniffing out her own,” the New York Post reported. “Since declaring her candidacy in May 2017, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign heavily relied on those combustible-engine cars — even though a subway station was just 138 feet from her Elmhurst [Queens] campaign office. … [Read more...] about Ocasio-Cortez responds after report accuses her of ‘Green New Deal’ hypocrisy: ‘I also fly & use A/C’
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: November 25, 2018 at 10:32 am | UPDATED: November 25, 2018 at 10:33 am By Josh Dawsey and Damian Paletta | The Washington Post WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is demanding top advisers craft a plan to reduce the country’s ballooning budget deficits, but the president has flummoxed his own aides by repeatedly seeking new spending while ruling out measures needed to address the country’s unbalanced budget. Trump’s deficit-reduction directive came last month, after the White House reported a large increase in the deficit for the previous 12 months. The announcement unnerved Republicans and investors, helping fuel a big sell-off in the stock market. Two days after the deficit report, Trump floated a surprise demand to his Cabinet secretaries, asking them to identify steep cuts in their agencies. This account of Trump’s deficit stance is based on conversations with 10 current and former officials in the White House … [Read more...] about Trump undermines his own order to trim deﬁcit
Recalling our commitment to fostering friendly relations, mutually beneficial cooperation and good neighbourliness between ASEAN and China, under the Joint Declaration of the Heads of State/Government of ASEAN and the People's Republic of China on Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity signed on 8 October 2003 in Indonesia, and the Joint Statement of the 16th ASEAN-China Summit on the Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership adopted on 9 October 2013 in Brunei Darussalam; Recognising that over the past fifteen years, the ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership has contributed significantly to regional peace, stability and prosperity, and expanded the broad cooperation agenda between ASEAN and China, thereby strengthening ASEAN-China relations which are among the most substantial, dynamic and mutually beneficial relationships; Recognising that ASEAN-China relations have entered into a new era with the realisation of the ASEAN … [Read more...] about ASEAN, China adopt strategic partnership vision 2030