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Why Is Transit Ridership Falling?

Posted March 21, 2017 by Angie Schmitt

Transit ridership took a turn for the worse in 2016. In all but a handful of cities, fewer people rode trains and buses, even in some places, like Los Angeles, that have invested significantly in expanding capacity. It’s not just
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Philadelphia’s soda tax: a round up

Posted March 16, 2017 by Marion Nestle

(This piece previously appeared in Food Politics) If you are having trouble keeping up with articles about soda taxes, you are not the only one.  I’m trying to do this by dealing with one city at a time.  Here’s what’s
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Sentencing Reform in California

Posted March 16, 2017 by Daniel Macallair

// On February 27th, I had the opportunity to present to the California Assembly Budget Subcommittee Number 5: Public Safety on the crucial topic of California sentencing policy. I have been involved in this issue for the past 31 years
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SFMTA Pulls Plans for Protected Bike Lanes on Upper Market

Posted March 14, 2017 by Brian Wiedenmeier

After receiving over 300 letters of support, District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy recently publicly stated his support for two blocks of protected bike lanes on Market Street between Octavia and Duboce. Instead of following Sup. Sheehy’s lead, however, the San
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted March 10, 2017 by

Subject: Is LA More Pro-Homeless Than SF? Hi Randy, As I may have mentioned before, I do vote in favor of most tax increases, but I did not vote for K simply because I did not want a precedent set
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New Threats to Patient Safety at the VHA

Posted March 9, 2017 by Suzanne Gordon

Ever since a physician at the Phoenix VA Health Care System reported that Veterans Health Administration (VHA) administrators had been gaming data on wait times for patient appointments, VA whistleblowers have been embraced on Capitol Hill. There may be disagreement
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