How Anti-Growth Sentiment, Reflected in Zoning Laws, Thwarts Equality – NYTimes.com

The small city of Boulder, home to the University of Colorado’s flagship campus, has a booming local economy and a pleasantly compact downtown with mountain views. Not surprisingly, a lot of people want to move here.

Something else is also not surprising: Many of the people who already live in Boulder would prefer that the newcomers settle somewhere else.

Source: How Anti-Growth Sentiment, Reflected in Zoning Laws, Thwarts Equality – NYTimes.com

The author of that article followed it up with this posting on his Facebook Page, making his opinions and biases more obvious:

Airbnb sues San Francisco over law it helped fashion | The Seattle Times

The company is fighting a decision by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to fine Airbnb $1,000 a day for every unregistered host who used the service. If the company fails to comply, it may face misdemeanor charges.

Source: Airbnb sues San Francisco over law it helped fashion | The Seattle Times

Minneapolis may open door to more communal living – StarTribune.com

A Minneapolis City Council member is looking to change the city’s rules about what makes a family — at least for the purposes of deciding who can legally live under one roof.

Source: Minneapolis may open door to more communal living – StarTribune.com

Study: Colorado River Basin drying up faster than previously thought – The Washington Post

A team of researchers has highlighted the surprising amount of groundwater used by western residents.

Seven Western states that rely on the Colorado River Basin for valuable water are drawing more heavily from groundwater supplies than previously believed, a new study finds, the latest indication that an historic drought is threatening the region’s future access to water.

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