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How Minneapolis Freed Itself from the Stranglehold of Single-Family Homes

Desperate to build more housing, the city just rewrote its decades-old zoning rules.

Read the article at POLITICO Magazine.

The new life of a dying mall

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A theater next to Sears? Art class across from Aeropostale? When a mall declines, new experiences take over abandoned spaces.

Read the story at Experience Magazine.

Has Seattle Found the Solution to Driving Alone to Work?

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How a fast-growing city has invested heavily in mass transit alternatives to keep a lid on gridlock.

Read the story at POLITICO Magazine.

More of my transportation coverage:

New York Experiments with a ‘Holy Grail’ to End Gridlock   The first American city is about to try congestion pricing. Will it be a miracle or meh?

This Republican Is Running Against Donald Trump. Is Anybody Listening?

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Bill Weld thinks GOP voters should bail on the president. So why is he making his case to independents?

Read the story at POLITICO Magazine.

 

‘The President himself may be guilty’: Why pardons were hotly debated by the Founding Fathers

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The Mueller report raised the issue the Constitution’s framers feared in 1787: Abuse of presidential power

Read the story at the Washington Post.

 

The Forgotten Story of the American Troops Who Got Caught Up in the Russian Civil War

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Even after the armistice was signed ending World War I, the doughboys clashed with Russian forces 100 years ago.

Read the story at SmithsonianMag.com.

Has Boston Given Up On God?

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The church once held a powerful place in daily life for thousands of Bostonians. But as science and tech take over this town, an entirely new religion is taking its place.

Read the story at Boston Magazine.

A Park Built for Protest

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Cleveland’s Public Square was designed with free speech in mind. So far, it’s working.

Read the story at Experience Magazine.

Mary Katharine Goddard, the Woman who Signed the Declaration of Independence

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Likely the United States’ first woman employee, this newspaper publisher was a key figure in promoting the ideas that fomented the Revolution.

Read the story at SmithsonianMag.com.

‘They’re Bold and Fresh’: The Millennials Disrupting Boston’s Transit System

Armed with data and outside-the-box ideas, TransitMatters is redefining citizen engagement.

Read the story at POLITICO Magazine.