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The Federal Emergency Management Agency just released its plan from 2014 for how to respond to a hurricane in Puerto Rico, after having denied ProPublica’s request for the same document in October.
MuckRock asked all 50 states for a copy of the data frame that they use to track pregnancy-related deaths, in order to figure out if every department is using a similar system, or even tracking the same information. Spoiler alert: they’re all doing their own thing.
Towns across the nation aren’t just offering Amazon decades of property tax-free residency. Some also spent taxpayer dollars to put together the bids for Amazon’s second headquarters. Fresno, California spent $1,000 for the promotional video they had made. Camden County, New Jersey, authorized spending up to $40,000 on the bid’s design, renderings, videos and more from an architecture firm. On the other hand, many places spent nothing at all.
How San Francisco’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters does - and doesn’t - discuss gentrification
The tech-filled San Francisco Bay Area bidded on Amazon’s second headquarters, without giving much attention to how much that headquarters would gentrify some of the last remaining affordable spaces in the Bay.
This week, in absurd and illegal requests, Maine’s Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority said that MuckRock is required to pay $750 because we opened the email they sent with their 37-page bid for Amazon second headquarters.
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|Amazon HQ2 Bid (New Hampshire)||Completed||Department of Business and Economic Affairs||New Hampshire|
|Amazon HQ2 Bid||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Columbus 2020||Columbus, OH|
|Amazon HQ2 Bid (New Hampshire)||No Responsive Documents||Department of Business and Economic Affairs||New Hampshire|
|Amazon HQ2 Bid||Rejected||City of Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh, PA|
|Amazon HQ2 Bid||Fix Required||The Office of the County Executive||Montgomery County, MD|