Tag Archives: Crisis

‘All hands on deck’: Can public-private solutions solve Calif. housing crisis?

In his inaugural address last month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom vowed to create “a Marshall Plan” to alleviate the state’s housing shortage. If the analogy sounded fanciful, he soon backed up his rhetoric, inserting $ 1.75 billion for affordable housing production into his state budget proposal. “We have to move past Jerry Brown, whose approach was, ‘The housing problem is ...

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As crisis in Va. government deepens, could Northam hang on?

The state’s government has been in crisis ever since that now-infamous picture surfaced from Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook page – showing one man in blackface and another in KKK garb. At first, Governor Northam apologized for the photo. Northam is now refusing to step down. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

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Hope in the opioid crisis? Overdose deaths appear to be leveling off as states intensify efforts to save lives

Preliminary data from the CDC show slight declines in overdose deaths in the first few months of 2018           GANNETT Syndication Service

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As Trump visits border, McAllen residents ask: What crisis?

President Donald Trump visited the border town of McAllen, Texas, where residents say there is no “crisis” from immigrants entering the country.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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‘It’s like we don’t exist’: California’s invisible rural housing crisis

Despite its proximity to urban areas, Winters, with 7,300 residents, qualifies as a rural area under federal guidelines, and like small towns across the state and country, it faces an acute shortage of affordable housing. The municipality has designated 235 housing units for low-income residents. Six apartment complexes account for that total, including Winters Senior Apartments, where Kathleen Griffin moved ...

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Child's crisis becomes Christmas miracle. 20 years later, family celebrates daughter's 'normal life'

When a listless 7-year-old went to a suburban New York hospital on Christmas 1998, doctors discovered a problem that became a life-or-death gamble.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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‘Crypto Crisis’ Mining Simulator Lets Players Relive the Last 10 Years of Bitcoin

In October, an early access game called Crypto Crisis was released on the digital distribution platform Steam. The recently launched title rewinds time to the year 2009 and lets players mine coins on a simulation of the Bitcoin network by utilizing historical data from the last decade. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Simulated ...

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Russia-Ukraine crisis turns on Kiev politics, irreconcilable views of Crimea

As military engagements go, this past weekend’s action, in which Russian forces seized three small Ukrainian naval vessels near the disputed Kerch Strait, was a small skirmish on the edges of a simmering conflict zone. The invocation of martial law underscores just how shaky Ukraine’s democratic institutions remain, despite almost five years of aspiring to European standards. More seriously, critics worry ...

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