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A picture of the solid waste industry in today's climate

A total of 1.6 million Americans live next to the most polluting incinerators in the country, with lower-income and minority communities exposed to the vast majority of pollution coming from these waste-burning plants.

Op-Ed: Detroit's water shutoffs — The crisis overlooked by the media

Detroit - When Michigan Governor Rick Snyder appointed a bankruptcy lawyer as Detroit's manager in 2013, the "motor-city" was seemingly at the end of its rope. Bogged down in high-crime, high unemployment and a distrustful citizenry, what was going to happen next?

Ottawa to end rent subsidies for low-income residents

Many low-income Canadians could be facing the prospect of becoming homeless in the next two years, that is, unless the government steps in and pays attention to the Provinces and Territories request to work with them in maintaining social housing funding.

Rules for Texas' health program puts Planned Parenthood at risk

Austin - A Texas health program that serves more than 100,000 low-income women will shut down if Planned Parenthood is allowed to continue participating, the state's health and human services chief said on Thursday.

Op-Ed: Canada's income inequality is a startling economic reality

Depending on who you talk to, Canadians and the Canadian economy are in a fantastic position relative to the international community. Others are not so complimentary.
 

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Nearly 200 000 low-income Canadian households in co-op and non-profit housing projects depend on fed...
Nearly 200,000 low-income Canadian households in co-op and non-profit housing projects depend on federal rent-geared-to-income housing assistance to pay their rent. The apartments shown are at 1210 Meadowlands.
Justin Scott Campbell
An apartment for rent on Pacific Street in Southern California  but how many people can afford to pa...
An apartment for rent on Pacific Street in Southern California, but how many people can afford to pay the rent?
JoeInSouthernCA

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