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Trump Administration

June 10, 2021, 10am PDT
It's the latest turn of the screw for a project that has depended on the occupant in the White House.
The New York Times
May 10, 2021, 8am PDT
The nation's most populous state learned from the Census Bureau last month that it would lose a congressional district for the first time in its history. On Friday, it revealed that 2020 was the first year since 1850 to experience a population loss.
CALmatters
May 3, 2021, 11am PDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has rolled back Trump administration reductions of auto emission standards enacted by the Trump administration, and is taking first steps toward a new emissions agreement with automakers.
The Washington Post
April 26, 2021, 12pm PDT
Setting the table as the nation awaits the first results from the 2020 Census.
National Public Radio
April 21, 2021, 9am PDT
Details on a proposed change of definition for Metropolitan Statistical Areas that would greatly expand the area of the country deemed rural.
The Washington Post
April 20, 2021, 6am PDT
A new chapter in the cautionary tale.
Associated Press via Chicago Tribune
April 18, 2021, 5am PDT
The pendulum swings on federal fair housing law.
Bloomberg CityLab
April 7, 2021, 6am PDT
Lynne Patton, a regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Trump administration, was in hot water for abusing her power after staying in public housing for a month in 2019.
Forbes
March 8, 2021, 6am PST
The U.S. Department of Justice in the final weeks of the Trump administration rejected an attempt to broaden the investigation into former Secretary Elaine Chao's potential ethics violations.
The New York Times
March 7, 2021, 9am PST
Trump's promised "impenetrable" wall has proven to be anything but.
High Country News
February 22, 2021, 9am PST
Rejoining the international climate accord is the first step into a long journey back into the good faith of the international community working to curb emissions and prevent the worst effects of climate change.
The Washington Post
February 15, 2021, 11am PST
The pandemic and political mismanagement are continuing to have an effect on the 2020 Census.
NPR
February 10, 2021, 8am PST
The federal government, and even some automakers, seemed poised to nudge the country toward a future of electric vehicles. But the American preference for large trucks will be an obstacle to those plans.
Los Angeles Times
February 1, 2021, 10am PST
Travelers will be required to properly wear a face mask when riding all forms of public transportation, e.g., ride-share, bus, train, ferry, or plane. The rule applies to transportation hubs and boarding platforms. Not just any face-covering will do.
Slate
Feature
January 31, 2021, 11am PST
The nation is now tasked with the challenge of changing course in the middle of multiple, global crises. The necessity of finding a way to overcome the failures of the past and lay the groundwork for a new kind of future has never been more clear.
James Brasuell
January 28, 2021, 8am PST
The Biden administration is announcing its intentions to overturn several controversial products of the Trump administration to weaken the the implementation of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the doctrine of disparate impact at its core.
The White House
January 26, 2021, 12pm PST
President Joe Biden is calling on all Americans to wear masks for the next 100 days to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, issuing two executive orders that require wearing masks on federal property and in domestic and international travel.
The Washington Post
January 21, 2021, 10am PST
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development launched the Find Shelter tool earlier in January.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
January 11, 2021, 7am PST
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao became the first cabinet secretary to announce her resignation due to the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters, but at least one high-profile member of congress has derided the announcement.
CBS News
January 8, 2021, 5am PST
The fallout from this week's attack on the U.S. Capitol Building includes numerous resignations of top Trump administration officials, including Elaine Chao, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
NPR