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Detroit seeing spike in squatting

Detroit has more than 100,000 vacant properties, and as widespread unemployment and home foreclosure make it harder for people to pay for housing, many are moving into abandoned homes as squatters. The Detroit News reports that these illicit living arrangements sometimes bother neighbors, though squatters may actually improve neighborhoods by maintaining buildings that might otherwise be torn down for scrap. Either way, it seems there’s not much local authorities can do about squatting
Jul 31, 2020

Detroit seeing spike in squatting

Detroit seeing spike in squatting

Detroit has more than 100,000 vacant properties, and as widespread unemployment and home foreclosure make it harder for people to pay for housing, many are moving into abandoned homes as squatters. The Detroit News reports that these illicit living arrangements sometimes bother neighbors, though squatters may actually improve neighborhoods by maintaining buildings that might otherwise be torn down for scrap. Either way, it seems there’s not much local authorities can do about squatting
Detroit has more than 100,000 vacant properties, and as widespread unemployment and home foreclosure make it harder for people to pay for housing, many are moving into abandoned homes as squatters. The Detroit News reports that these illicit living arrangements sometimes bother neighbors, though squatters may actually improve neighborhoods by maintaining buildings that might otherwise be torn down for scrap. Either way, it seems there’s not much local authorities can do about squatting
Jul 31, 2020

At Christian book-signing, Pawlenty says he’s ‘seriously considering’ 2012 bid

At Christian book-signing, Pawlenty says he’s ‘seriously considering’ 2012 bid

At the Lifeway Christian Store in Woodbury on Tuesday, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he’s “seriously considering running in 2012.” Pawlenty has been courting conservative evangelicals over the last week with an appearance on the radio program of the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer and an upcoming trip to Iowa to meet with a group called The Family Leader , which teaches classes called “gay sex kills.” Pawlenty was in Woodbury to sign copies of his book, Courage to Stand.
At the Lifeway Christian Store in Woodbury on Tuesday, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he’s “seriously considering running in 2012.” Pawlenty has been courting conservative evangelicals over the last week with an appearance on the radio program of the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer and an upcoming trip to Iowa to meet with a group called The Family Leader , which teaches classes called “gay sex kills.” Pawlenty was in Woodbury to sign copies of his book, Courage to Stand.
Jul 31, 2020

GOP bill would force deportation of undocumented domestic violence victims

GOP bill would force deportation of undocumented domestic violence victims

Rep. Richard Nugent, R-Brooksville (left) (Pic via Facebook) According to immigrant advocates, a new immigration enforcement bill being considered in Congress would undermine existing immigration law by removing prosecutorial discretion and deferred action, two components that protect undocumented victims of domestic violence. Michelle Ortiz — the supervising attorney of Lucha , a unit within the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center — says that Rep.
Rep. Richard Nugent, R-Brooksville (left) (Pic via Facebook) According to immigrant advocates, a new immigration enforcement bill being considered in Congress would undermine existing immigration law by removing prosecutorial discretion and deferred action, two components that protect undocumented victims of domestic violence. Michelle Ortiz — the supervising attorney of Lucha , a unit within the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center — says that Rep.
Jul 31, 2020

Salazar praised for work on Colorado River conflicts

Salazar praised for work on Colorado River conflicts

For those who say the American Southwest is up a creek without a paddle in terms of the future water supplies in the Colorado River Basin, they can take comfort in the fact that at least Interior Secretary Ken Salazar now has one. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar American Whitewater and the Colorado River Outfitters Association presented the former Colorado senator with an engraved paddle in his office in Washington today, honoring Salazar for his efforts to bring all the stakeholders along the river together and try to ease future conflicts. “We need to find a way to balance the little water we have to meet the needs of people, recreation and the fish that depend on the river,” said CROA’s Dave Costlow.
For those who say the American Southwest is up a creek without a paddle in terms of the future water supplies in the Colorado River Basin, they can take comfort in the fact that at least Interior Secretary Ken Salazar now has one. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar American Whitewater and the Colorado River Outfitters Association presented the former Colorado senator with an engraved paddle in his office in Washington today, honoring Salazar for his efforts to bring all the stakeholders along the river together and try to ease future conflicts. “We need to find a way to balance the little water we have to meet the needs of people, recreation and the fish that depend on the river,” said CROA’s Dave Costlow.
Jul 31, 2020
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