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The fight for net neutrality begins, the fight against homelessness, the politics of Gen Z




Protesters hold a rally to support 'net neutrality' and urge the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject a proposal that would allow Internet service providers such as AT&T and Verizon 'to boost their revenue by creating speedy online lanes for deep-pocketed websites and applications and slowing down everyone else,' on May 15, 2014 at the FCC in Washington, DC.
Protesters hold a rally to support 'net neutrality' and urge the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject a proposal that would allow Internet service providers such as AT&T and Verizon 'to boost their revenue by creating speedy online lanes for deep-pocketed websites and applications and slowing down everyone else,' on May 15, 2014 at the FCC in Washington, DC.
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California's fight for net neutrality

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At the eleventh hour, Jerry Brown signed SB 822 which reinstates Obama-era net neutrality rules in the state of California. However, it quickly sparked a lawsuit from the justice department. So, what happens next?

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https://twitter.com/vanschewick/status/1046551036813406209

United Way NIMBYism

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Last March, United Way of Greater Los Angeles had some news to share with us about the fight against homelessness. 69 percent of Angelenos would welcome the construction of housing for the homeless in their own neighborhood. That's according to its own survey. 

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https://www.facebook.com/rick.marcelli/videos/10155472111947397/

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Gen Z Roundtable

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Let's talk about Generation Z. That's people born after 1996. They'll make up more than 30% of the global population by 2019. And here in the US, much has been said about the role that young voters could play in the November midterm.  Power California - a voter engagement group - recently found that 72% of voters aged 18 to 24 years say they'll definitely vote next month. But that may be wishful thinking. But if they DO get out to the polls, what are those young voters thinking about? 

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From left to right: Sahil Nandwani, Akela Munsey and Javier Moro talk about being in Generation Z and the upcoming election.
From left to right: Sahil Nandwani, Akela Munsey and Javier Moro talk about being in Generation Z and the upcoming election.
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Rain and Floods

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It's been months, but rain is finally headed to L.A. later today and tomorrow, courtesy of Tropical Depression Rosa. The first rain of the season is always a little tricky. So, how is the city is preparing?

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Mosquito Deaths

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L.A.'s Public Health Department announced yesterday that it's identified the first human case of the mosquito-borne disease, Saint Louis Encephalitis, in LA County in more than 20 years. An elderly woman from the San Fernando Valley died from so-called SLEV, after becoming ill in late August. It's the first case in the state this year. Since the County began monitoring for St. Louis Encephalitis in early spring, one mosquito sample from Playa Vista has tested positive for the virus.

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Photo by Dan Bergstrom via Flickr Creative Commons

Tuesday Reviewsday

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It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time to get some new music recommendations. This week we check in with Stephen Hochman.