Today’s Buzz features a fire in a Washington River (yes, IN), Portland’s bike share program surpasses 136,000 miles, and President Obama expands the size of a national monument off the coast of Hawaii. Today’s buzz features images from Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument – the world’s largest protected marine area.

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Got an Affordable Housing Crisis? Save the Cheap Housing You Already Have: Researchers at the Urban Institute make the case for preservation instead of construction. How widespread is the affordable housing crisis? Well, not a single county in the U.S. has enough affordable units to go around.

The American West Is So Dry That a Fire Broke Out in a River: Somebody call the fireboat?

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Painted as EpiPen Villain, Mylan’s Chief Says She’s No Such Thing: America has a new pharmaceutical villain. Her name is Heather Bresch.

Reports: New Trump Campaign CEO Faced Domestic Violence Charge In 1996: Reports out Thursday night reveal yet another principal of the Trump campaign in trouble. Newly appointed CEO Stephen K. Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, was charged in 1996 with domestic violence against his second wife, several news outlets reported.

Protected Marine Area Near Hawaii Is Now Twice The Size Of Texas: President Obama is expanding a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, more than quadrupling it in size and making it the world’s largest protected marine area.

Amtrak’s Answer for Aging Acela Fleet: 160 M.P.H. Trains: A new era of high-speed train travel is coming to the nation’s busiest rail corridor.

Local Gov Confidential

A teardown a day: Bulldozing the way for bigger homes in Seattle, suburbs: Home demolitions have altered residential neighborhoods across King County, as small bungalows are replaced by large, boxlike houses that on average cost about three times as much.

136,000 miles in, Biketown bike-share makes its mark on Portland: Ashley Lyon never rode a bike on city streets until late last month, when the Portland resident and her husband tried out Biketown.

Tensions high as Springwater Corridor homeless clearout nears: A long-promised sweep of homeless campers from the Springwater Corridor, already delayed once near the eve of action, is again less than a week away. And foreboding and frustration once more mark the countdown.

Police in New Jersey get a communications upgrade: When its new facility was being designed, the Little Falls, N.J., Police Department considered what the department needed in a new communications system to replace its existing AT&T Centrex system. The department aimed to spend less on information technology, while striving to provide high levels of connectivity, access to instant information and modern collaboration capabilities.