National

2:25pm

Mon July 2, 2012
NPR Cities: Urban Life In The 21st Century

Filling In New Orleans' Future, One Blank At A Time

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 7:19 pm

Candy Chang, co-founder of the website Neighborland, writes on an art installation in New Orleans in April. As part of a public street art project that later became Neighborland, Chang put nametag-like stickers on empty New Orleans storefronts for residents to write ideas for improving the city.
Katie Hayes Luke for NPR

New Orleans became a blank slate after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. And ever since, entrepreneurs have rushed in to experiment with new ideas for building and running a city.

Among them is a startup called Neighborland.com, a social media tool for sharing ideas to make your neighborhood better. After signing in to Neighborland, you can find your neighborhood and post your idea. The posts all start with "I want," and you fill in the rest.

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12:09pm

Fri June 29, 2012
Wildfire

HUD Provides Disaster Resources To Colorado Wildfire Victims

High Park Fire taken June 17
David Dennis KUNC

President Obama’s major disaster declaration will allow U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to offer foreclosure relief and other assistance to certain families living in El Paso and Larimer Counties who have been affected by the Waldo Canyon and High Park fires.

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6:02am

Mon June 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provisions Of Arizona Immigration Law

Originally published on Mon June 25, 2012 12:13 pm

Waiting for word: The U.S. Supreme Court building.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Update at 10:21 a.m. ET. Strikes Down Key Provisions Of Immigration Law:

The United States Supreme Court invalidated three of four challenged provisions of Arizona's controversial immigration law. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion.

The high court upheld the part of the law that asked police to check the immigration status of those stopped for another violation.

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12:20pm

Sun June 24, 2012
Air Tankers

MAFFS C-130’s Activated To Fight Western Wildfires

A MAFFS C-130 taxiing at Peterson AFB
Jim Hill KUNC

The U.S. Forest Service has requested four Air Force C-130 Hercules air tankers equipped with MAFFS be activated to assist the civilian air tanker fleet.

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12:28pm

Fri June 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Jury Finds Philadelphia Monsignor Guilty Of Endangerment In Child Abuse Coverup

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 12:54 pm

Monsignor William Lynn exits the Criminal Justice Center on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Matt Rourke AP

A jury found Msgr. William J. Lynn, of Philadelphia, guilty on one count of endangerment stemming from allegations that he helped coverup the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests. Lynn was acquitted of another count of endangerment and one count of conspiracy, the AP reports.

Elizabeth Fiedler of member station WHYY reports that the jury was hung on rape and endangerment charges against Lynn's co-defendant Rev. James J. Brennan.

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