An estimated 65 million people in this country have a criminal record, more than one out of every four adult Americans. One out of every three black males now in their early teens will end up in jail, according to the Justice Department. For Latino males, it's one of out of every five.
The open-air drug market on the west side thrives in the same way that legal businesses do—by meeting demand, capitalizing on a cheap and plentiful workforce, and offering excellent customer service.
The Pacific Northwest's only commercial nuclear reactor is located on the nation's largest nuclear dump and shares design flaws with Fukushima.