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Written by Ben Olivo on Dec 15, 2017
By Ben Olivo San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg put the brakes on a city policy that has lead to an influx of market-rate apartments in the downtown area — which many San Antonians would consider luxury because of the high cost of living there. In making the order at the Governance Committee on Tuesday, he also raised several questions regarding the city’s role in subsidizing its own growth.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 02, 2017
Join NOWCastSA and disABILITYsa on Dec. 5, 2017 at Brick at Blue Star for an open conversation about Disabilty and Transportation. The interactive discussion will examine transportation options, challenges with transportation, models to look at, avenues for review and improvement, ways to get involved in city planning and development and more. RSVP here: http://www.disabilitysa.org/conversation-360.html
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 29, 2017
A NOWCastSA video documenting troubling asbestos removal in a residential neighborhood has prompted the Texas Department of State Health Services to open an investigation by an Asbestos Program inspector.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 26, 2017
At 7 a.m. on Nov. 26, 2017, the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, workers began removing asbestos shingles from a fourplex at 311 Natalen Street in the Mahncke Park Neighborhood. While the workers wore protective gear, nearby neighbors were unprepared and unprotected as the shingles rained down and shattered, releasing asbestos dust as they hit the ground.
Written by gsbaird on Nov 19, 2017
The Kaiser Family Foundation recently studied documents submitted by health insurance companies detailing Obamacare premium price changes and the justification for those changes. The study revealed that premiums were increased by an additional 7% to 38% over what they would have been due to action taken by President Donald Trump. Insurers are required by the health care law to reduce copayments, deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket costs for individuals and families with incomes less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).