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Sun September 29, 2013

What We're Reading | 9.29.13

Each week, members of the WFPL News team spotlight interesting stories we've read and enjoyed, for your weekend reading pleasure:

Laura Ellis: This piece looks at how tenant/landlord ordinances can have unexpected consequences for victims of domestic violence. In some cities, if a tenant calls the police too often, s/he can be evicted from a rental property, and the landlord can lose his or her license to rent out the property. In theory, this is to keep things quiet and weed out neighborhood troublemakers. In practice, it means victims of domestic violence are hesitant to call for help—and puts landlords in a position of policing their tenants. This story looks at the human consequences of these laws, and how the ACLU is trying to get rid of them. Read What Happens When Calling 911 Could Cost You Your Home?

Joseph Lord: No more than a stroll through a Louisville mall tells you that college sports can spread awareness of a university's brand. But do college team T-shirts, car flags, coffee thermoses, license plates and what-have-you add up to something greater for a university? Colorado State University officials say  yes. Colorado State is pushing an ambitious plan for an on-campus football stadium on the premise that it will (after some steps) increase out-of-state enrollment, which, in turn, will improve the university's bottom line. The Wall Street Journal looks into the plan. Read Colorado State University Bets on Stadium to Fill Its Coffers.

Bonus: Frank Rich, formerly a columnist for The New York Times and now for New York magazine, takes a long look at the short political career of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky. Read It's Hard to Hate Rand Paul.