Suburban living with city benefits Suburbanites-to-be can make some choices to be more environmentally friendly, says Ellen Dunham-Jones, an architect and the director of the Urban Design program at Georgia Tech, starting with electing to live in “missing middle” housing, so-called for being a happy medium between huge McMansion-sized single-family homes and high-rise apartment blocks (which are often called Texas doughnuts for how the huge complexes wrap around interior parking). Missing middle homes are usually townhouses, structured as duplexes or quadplexes, meaning two or four homes fill the space of what would otherwise be one house. Smaller in size, missing middle homes have less space to heat and cool, and they share walls, which conserves more energy. Residents can then save even more energy, Dunham-Jones says, if they “insulate the hell out of it.” … [Read more...] about If COVID-19 pushes people to the suburbs, how can we make them more environmentally friendly?
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In response, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson just announced a directive that affirmatively forbids individuals from carrying guns into polling places on Election Day. But other competitive swing states, which remain the focus of voter drives by both parties, are still without such official pronouncements. As threats of armed voter intimidation loom, with the intent to lower turnout among certain communities on November 3, gun reform groups are hoping those states’ attorneys general will pass similar laws. In either case, poll workers will likely be the first line of defense. … [Read more...] about It’s legal to bring guns to the polls in many swing states. What could go wrong?
According to the latest data by Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC), the ongoing 13th edition of IPL has registered seven billion viewing minutes for the first five weeks of the league, which includes the first 41 matches aired across 21 channels. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020 grabs more eyeballs, per-match viewership sees 11% growth
Additionally, some states have closed polling places on reservations in recent years, requiring people in states such as Alaska and Arizona to travel for hours to reach their closest sites in towns that border their reservations. In 2018, members of the Kaibab Paiute tribe in Arizona had to drive 280 miles each way to their polling place. Others have to travel 100 miles just to register to vote. … [Read more...] about Native Americans are facing voter suppression. This resource wants to help them overcome it
Currently, the Trump campaign is organizing its own partisan poll watcher recruitment, and the Republican National Committee (RNC) set a goal of enlisting 50,000 volunteers. In a recent online video, Donald Trump Jr. says: “We need every able-bodied man and woman to join Army for Trump’s election security operation at defendyourballot.com.” The Army for Trump website says enrolled volunteers will be involved in get-out-the-vote drives, and “other Election Day activities such as precinct coverage.” Facebook recently announced it would ban all future military-themed content about poll watching on its platform, but Trump Jr.’s video is still accessible. … [Read more...] about Poll watching is legal, voter intimidation is not. Which does Trump actually want?