A  bomb  cyclone  has actually  affected  25  US  states,  triggering  flooding,  white-out  conditions,  and  power  interruptions —  here’s  what  that  is

A bomb cyclone has actually affected 25 US states, triggering flooding, white-out conditions, and power interruptions — here’s what that is

March 22, 2019

A bomb cyclone struck Colorado and surrounding states yesterday, and is moving east across the central US. The intense winter storm grounded more than 1,300 flights, left more than 84,000 Colorado residents without power, and killed at least one person. “Bomb cyclone” is a meteorological term that forecasters use to describe an intense, hurricane-like storm…

Agencies Generally Use All Available Coupon Funding to Assistance Households Afford Real Estate

March 22, 2019

[1] For general information on the Housing Choice Voucher program, see “Policy Basics: The Housing Choice Voucher Program,” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, https://www.cbpp.org/research/housing/policy-basics-the-housing-choice-voucher-program. [2] Gale Holland and Abby Sewell, “Subsidized rent, but nowhere to go: Homeless vouchers go unused,” Los Angeles Times, May 30, 2016, http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-homeless-vouchers-snap-story.html. For another example, see Laura Sullivan and…

Effective  blizzard  threatens  main  U.S.  with  up  2  feet  of  snow  and  effective  winds

Effective blizzard threatens main U.S. with up 2 feet of snow and effective winds

March 22, 2019

A late-winter storm this week could dump up to two feet of snow and bring fierce winds to the U.S. Central Plains states. Winter Storm Ulmer could bring potentially snarling travel and bringing flooding to the Upper Midwest, U.S. forecasters said on Tuesday. The storm, now brewing as low-pressure center in the southwest, will quickly…

Why  Oakland  instructors  are  on  strike

Why Oakland instructors are on strike

March 22, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. — Teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike Thursday, part of a national wave of discontent by educators over classroom conditions, pay and other issues. Recent walkouts have taken place in West Virginia, Los Angeles and Denver. The city’s 3,000 teachers want a 12 percent retroactive raise covering 2017 to 2020 to compensate…

The  Recycling  Movement  Stops Working

The Recycling Movement Stops Working

March 22, 2019

US Cities are abandoning recycling efforts because it’s too costly. And China no longer accepts even our sorted garbage. Aluminum Makers Ditch Can Business.Used cans are piling up at scrapyards because U.S. aluminum companies are turning fewer of them into new metal, another indication of the economic challenges facing recycling.Arconic Inc. and other aluminum rollers…

Top  Charter  School  Employs  Director  From  Country’s  Top  Charter  School  Network

Top Charter School Employs Director From Country’s Top Charter School Network

March 22, 2019

CASHIERS, N.C., March 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Summit Charter School, a tuition-free K-9 public charter school in the Cashiers-Highlands plateau of North Carolina, today announces the appointment of Kurt Pusch as its next director, effective July 1. Pusch will succeed Billy Leonard, who has served Summit as interim director since July 2018.  New Director of Summit…

Oakland,  Los  Angeles  And  More  To  Come:  Why  Teachers  Keep  Going  On  Strike

Oakland, Los Angeles And More To Come: Why Teachers Keep Going On Strike

March 21, 2019

The current wave of teacher walkouts started a year ago this week, when educators across West Virginia were out of the classroom for nine days. The movement spread to five more states before the school year was over. New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that almost a half a million U.S. workers…

“Out  Here  Since  I L ove  Teaching”:  The  Oakland  Teachers  Strike,  In  Photos

“Out Here Since I L ove Teaching”: The Oakland Teachers Strike, In Photos

March 21, 2019

Thousands of teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike this morning—the latest in a series of increasingly militant work stoppages by educators across the country. In January, teachers in Los Angeles, California, won a historic strike, securing smaller class sizes, a nurse in every school, a reduction in standardized testing, a 6 percent pay raise…

John  Hickenlooper  attacks  Donald  Trump,  calls  for  unity  in  first  campaign  speech

John Hickenlooper attacks Donald Trump, calls for unity in first campaign speech

March 20, 2019

March 8 (UPI) — In his first speech since announcing his candidacy for president on Monday, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper called for an end of divisive politics and a return to American values while chastising President Donald Trump for sowing this division and hate. Before some 5,000 people at Civic Center, in Denver, Hickenlooper…

3  Ways  Congress  Can  Improve  Access  to  Electric  Transportation

3 Ways Congress Can Improve Access to Electric Transportation

March 20, 2019

Fossil fuel-powered transportation is a major source of harmful air pollution and the leading source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. With a bicameral and potentially bipartisan infrastructure effort on the horizon, Congress has the opportunity to invest in electric transportation solutions—such as electric vehicles or electric buses—to help drive down pollution in communities living with…