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Rents are rising, and are doubly difficult for minority tenants

Fewer rentals are within reach for many Americans, but for black and Hispanic would-be tenants, it is even harder to find affordable housing. According to the real estate website Zillow, an “affordable” dwelling is one requiring the tenant pay 30 percent or less of median monthly income for rent.

Many contributors to wildfires in the West

As fires continue to rage throughout the western states, particularly California and Colorado, more than 4.6 million acres have been lost. According to a University of Oregon researcher, many factors are at work.