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Latest Headlines from UDP News

Mark Purcell's new book, The Down-Deep Delight of Democracy, has just been released

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Op-ed by Professors Moudon and Drewnowski calls for more aggressive action in combating food deserts in King County

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Branden Born was interviewed by KPLU for a story about the lack of healthy corner stores in low-income neighborhoods

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A Mountlake Terrace parking study conducted by CEP students was featured in the the Everett Daily Herald

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