Evan Halper

staff writer at Washington Post

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Evan Halper is a national reporter for the Los Angeles Times, based in Washington, DC. He formerly served as the Times' Sacramento Bureau Chief.

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The Opportunity Zones program was designed so the richest Americans would invest in the most economically distressed parts of the country. The incentive: a big tax break.

‘Opportunity Zones’ meant to create investment in poor neighborhoods, became windfall for the rich

The Opportunity Zones program was designed so the richest Americans would invest in the most economically distressed parts of the country. The incentive: a big tax break.

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Citing climate and health concerns, city leaders in California are slowly taking action to limit the use of gas in both homes and businesses.

Has California seen the end of gas stoves?

Citing climate and health concerns, city leaders in California are slowly taking action to limit the use of gas in both homes and businesses.

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California is aggressively pushing to get more people into electric cars.

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