Giant Rubber Duck To Visit Seoul Amid Construction

Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Oct 13, 2014

The world-famous, giant rubber duck will visit Seoul in what may be the highest-profile foreign visit to Korea since Pope Francis arrived via Kia Soul in August.


Teen Girls Learn to Create Assisted Living Website at Summer Business Camp


Next Avenue/New America Media , News Feature, Elizabeth Isele , Posted: Oct 12, 2014

Inés, Molly and Sofia teamed up at last summer’s Entrepreneurs in Training camp to design an assisted-living website that might help their grandparents.


Amid Nationwide Propane Shortage, Natural Gas Flared in Bakken Oil Fields


Indian Country Today, Commentary, Winona LaDuke, Posted: Oct 11, 2014

Tribal members say that every day more than 100 million cubic feet of natural gas is flared away -- enough to heat half a million homes, amid a heating gas shortage.

Where Ebola Meets Concerns Over Race, Class and the Uninsured


The Root, News Analysis, Posted: Oct 07, 2014

As the condition of patient Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas deteriorates, serious questions are being raised about why he was turned away from a hospital after his initial complaints of illness.


Hong Kong’s ‘Che’ Points at the Collapsing Facade of Elitist Hong Kong


New America Media, News Analysis, Yoichi Shimatsu, Posted: Oct 03, 2014

The sudden reversal of political fortunes in Hong Kong has thrown everything wide open, as the elitist power structure crumbles.


Q&A: Long Beach Unified Only District in CA to Mention Homeless Students in its Budget


New America Media, Question & Answer, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Oct 01, 2014

Long Beach Unified School District was the only district in California to reference homeless students in its plan, under a new funding law that directs more money to high need students.


Latino Workers Dying at Higher Rates in Job Accidents, Report Shows


FairWarning, News Report, Stuart Silverstein, Posted: Sep 18, 2014

Worker advocates blame weak federal and state regulation and a trend of employers increasingly giving dangerous jobs to temporary workers.

More than 40 Percent of Minnesota Workers Lack Access to Paid Sick Days


TC Daily Planet, News Report, Posted: Sep 17, 2014

Some 41% of Minnesota workers lack access to even a single day of earned sick time, a new report finds. Those who have the most difficulty taking time off from work when they are sick include low-income workers and those employed in food service and other jobs where they are in regular contact with the public.


Tax-break Tech Hiring a Bust in San Francisco’s Tenderloin


Central City Extra, News Report, Tom Carter, Mark Hedin and Geoff Link, Posted: Sep 15, 2014

The city's so-called Twitter tax break has resulted in only one full-time hire and five summer interns in the low-income neighborhood now home to the city's tech firms.

More Homeless Families Expected in D.C. This Winter


Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Sep 08, 2014

A spike is anticipated in the number of D.C. families who will need a safe and warm place to live this winter, government officials say.

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