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This 100-year-old woman hasn't left her home in 7 months
Amendments to the Urban Renewal Act finally rolled out on May 4. That, along with a law passed at the end of April to expedite the reconstruction of old and dangerous urban buildings, mean that President Tsai Ing-wen administration's "social housing, rental and urban renewal" housing policies have already made huge strides before she has completed a full year in office. With the full support of the central government, can urban renewal -- which had previously ground to a halt -- be able to open new doors?
 
Air quality was unhealthy for sensitive groups in several areas in southwestern Taiwan while the rest of the country's air was ranked as good or moderate on Sunday, according to the Environmental Protection Administration's Taiwan Air Quality Monitoring Network.
 
Electricity prices forecast to rise 10% in nuclear-free Taiwan
Electricity prices in Taiwan will increase by no more than 10 percent if the country phases out nuclear power by 2025, Economics Minister Lee Chih-kung (李世光) said Saturday, rejecting projections of a 40 percent hike.
 
China's obstruction of Taiwan at WHA hurts cross-strait ties: Tsai
China's efforts to block Taiwan's participation in this year's World Health Assembly (WHA) have damaged cross-Taiwan Strait relations to some extent, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Saturday.
 
The air quality is likely to range from good to unhealthy in various areas of Taiwan on Sunday, with the Matsu Islands experiencing the worst quality, according to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).
 
Legislature passes amendment to deter drug possession, abuse
The Legislative Yuan on Friday passed an amendment to the Narcotics Hazard Prevention Act under which people involved in concealing and failing to report drug possession or abuse will now be subject to stiff fines.
 
Police bust triad members for extortion
A special unit consisting of members of the Criminal Investigation Bureau's 2nd Investigation Corp and the New Taipei City Government's Police Group ambushed five suspected United Bamboo Union members at their homes on Tuesday morning.
 
A new ad promoting the 2017 Summer Universiade has made it big
A new ad promoting the 2017 Summer Universiade has got rave reviews. Released on Facebook Thursday night, the ad had 30,000 Likes and 14,000 shares the next morning.
 
Taiwan demands Beijing give information on arrested activist
In the wake of China's announcement late Friday that Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) is being held for suspected subversion of state power, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice (MOJ) on Saturday demanded Beijing inform Taipei of Lee's current condition based on a cross-Taiwan Strait agreement on the joint combat of crime and judicial cooperation.
 
NT$10 billion-worth of heroin seized near Kinmen
Law enforcement authorities seized nearly 700 kilograms of heroin with a street value of around NT$10 billion (US$332.17 million) on a fishing boat off the outlying county of Kinmen on Friday, the largest maritime seizure of heroin in recent years.
 
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