The Host City Always Loses the Super Bowl, How Smog Is Putting a Damper on Chinese New Year, and more...

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Host City Always Loses the Super Bowl

Historically the event has hurt local taxpayers and the poor, and Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco is shaping up to be no different.

Tanvi Misra

How Smog Is Putting a Damper on Chinese New Year

The festivities will be a bit quieter this year as cities put restrictions on the long-held tradition of setting off fireworks.

Linda Poon

How Democracy Died in Flint

A congressional hearing on Wednesday revealed the toxic timeline of the city’s water crisis—and how democracy might be repaired.

Laura Bliss

Trading Activism for City Hall: A Short History

Baltimore's DeRay Mckesson joins a long line of African-American organizers wanting to become mayors.

Brentin Mock

Some Bike Infrastructure Is Worse Than None at All

It’s time to put the sharrow to rest.

Eric Jaffe

Can Removing Centerlines Make Roads Safer?

When it comes to road markings, some experts say less is more.

Linda Poon

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