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Demolition uncovers tunnel system beneath city - Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

Read the latest and breaking local news, from Mid-Columbia and around the country and world from Tri-City Herald and tricityherald.com in Mid-Columbia and Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, WA.
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City turns to residents to reduce blight, increase values - Cincinnati.com

City turns to residents to reduce blight, increase values - Cincinnati.com | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
The City of Covington signed contracts Monday afternoon with several people to rehab vacant homes or rebuild on vacant lots
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Good Intentions of Detroit Residents Are Tested by Blight

Good Intentions of Detroit Residents Are Tested by Blight | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
Many Detroiters are willing to wait for promised change, but it has been slow to come. “The city has good intentions,” one resident said, “but then the actions are like a snail.”
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Ten years of fighting blight: Genesee County Land Bank was the model for the ... - MLive.com

Ten years of fighting blight: Genesee County Land Bank was the model for the ... - MLive.com | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
Started in 2004, the Land Bank is a public authority charged with acquiring, maintaining and in some cases selling vacant and blighted properties. The Land Bank has acquired roughly 15,000 properties, many with abandoned and blight houses.
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Keep up fight against blight - Columbus Dispatch

Keep up fight against blight - Columbus Dispatch | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
It shouldn’t require the rape of child — dragged behind an abandoned house as she waited for her school bus — for the Ohio legislature to act on a bill to protect urban neighborhoods blighted by “zombie” properties.
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New way to fight blight in Covington - WKRC TV Cincinnati

COVINGTON, Ky. Curtis Jackson -- The city of Covington unveiled a plan to deal with hundreds of vaca
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Bill would aid Jacksonville in fight against blight - Jacksonville Business Journal (blog)

Bill would aid Jacksonville in fight against blight - Jacksonville Business Journal (blog) | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
The fight against blight will get some legs if a bill filed this month, which seeks to punish Jacksonville businesses who are repeat offenders, is passed.
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Petersburg forum focuses on fighting blight - Progress Index

Petersburg forum focuses on fighting blight - Progress Index | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
Petersburg - City residents learned what they can do to invest in and improve Petersburg, during a forum focused on restoring properties at the Petersburg
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Home » Cleveland's plan to fight blight? Demolish 6000 homes - Housing Wire

Home » Cleveland's plan to fight blight? Demolish 6000 homes - Housing Wire | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
Instead of attempting to rebuild foreclosed and abandoned homes in blighted neighborhoods, the city of Cleveland is demolishing them and turning the empty lots into parks, greenhouses, and in one case, a vineyard.
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Armond Budish talks with experts about housing blight, the heroin epidemic - The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com

Armond Budish talks with experts about housing blight, the heroin epidemic - The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County executive-elect, identified the county's housing blight and heroin problem as key issues he plans on tackling when he takes office in January.
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'Fight Blight' app could be released by city next year - Florida Times-Union

'Fight Blight' app could be released by city next year - Florida Times-Union | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
A smartphone application that would allow Jacksonville residents to report illegal dumping, crumbling homes and other neighborhood blight could be released early next year, city officials said.
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Human Rights Watch calls on Israel to stop demolition of terrorist homes - Diplomacy and Defense

Human Rights Watch calls on Israel to stop demolition of terrorist homes - Diplomacy and Defense | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
Demolishing the family homes of Palestinians suspected of carrying out attacks on Israelis amounts to collective punishment - a war crime, the rights group says.
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NJ anti-blight efforts include Trenton plan to sell vacant lots for as little ... - Newsworks.org

NJ anti-blight efforts include Trenton plan to sell vacant lots for as little ... - Newsworks.org | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
Although faced with daunting challenges several New Jersey cities have launched efforts to help undo the social and economic blight caused by a proliferation of vacant housing In a state where
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Fields of clover: The unlikely little plant helping fight blight in Flint - MLive.com

Fields of clover: The unlikely little plant helping fight blight in Flint - MLive.com | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
So far, about 700 land bank properties have had clover planted.
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Olympia seeks more power to address downtown blight with Community ... - The Olympian

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New swath of downtown Adams declared a blighted area - Berkshire Eagle

New swath of downtown Adams declared a blighted area - Berkshire Eagle | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
ADAMS >> A new swath of downtown Adams has officially been declared a blighted area by the Board of Selectmen in an effort to make the town eligible for a wider array of grant funding.
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Stepping up fight on blight - Fairfaxtimes.com

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Stepping up fight on blight -- FairfaxTimes.com
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Lafitte Greenway project clears blight, almost complete - WWL

Lafitte Greenway project clears blight, almost complete - WWL | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
Lafitte Greenway project clears city blight with spring 2015 slated completion
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Land bank plans to reclaim abandoned Philly properties from blight - Newsworks.org

Land bank plans to reclaim abandoned Philly properties from blight - Newsworks.org | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
A Philadelphia City Council committee approved a strategic plan Monday to tackle the city s epidemic of blighted properties The plan is a roadmap for a new agency known as a land bank whose goal is
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Report: Engage community to curb blight - Montana Standard

Report: Engage community to curb blight - Montana Standard | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
Butte-Silver Bow should make a major push to engage Uptown residents in revitalization efforts and should develop a systematic way of marketing the area as a place to live.
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Battling Blight: Abandoned buildings/structures plague the Northland - Northland's NewsCenter

Battling Blight: Abandoned buildings/structures plague the Northland - Northland's NewsCenter | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Vacant and blighted homes can take a strenuous toll on any neighborhood. St. Louis County is actively battling blight in Duluth and on the Iron Range.
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Baltimore Blight Project Is “Conscious Uncoupling” Without the Eye Rolls – Next City

Baltimore Blight Project Is “Conscious Uncoupling” Without the Eye Rolls – Next City | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
“Baltimore Brick by Brick” beautifully captures how abandoned row houses were once homes.
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Blight fight — Sault Ste. Marie makes progress in ongoing effort - Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

Blight fight — Sault Ste. Marie makes progress in ongoing effort - Sault Ste. Marie Evening News | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
Six years into the program, city officials believe they have come a long way in tackling blight.
“It seems to really have helped,” said Mayor
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Springfield City Council postpones vote on $5 million for blight reduction ... - The Republican - masslive.com

Springfield City Council postpones vote on $5 million for blight reduction ... - The Republican - masslive.com | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
Some city councilors said they are particularly concerned about sidewalks that have temporary tar repairs for many years.
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Addressing blight tops bill for District 2 - The Commercial Dispatch

Addressing blight tops bill for District 2 - The Commercial Dispatch | Demolition + Blight | Scoop.it
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Addressing blight tops bill for District 2
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Lowndes County District 2 supervisor Bill Brigham is shown in front of one of the Last House on the Block houses.
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