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The Real Younew

Sarah Aswell delves into the controversial world of DNA genetic testing to learn about her past, present and future--and perhaps gain a little insight into all of us.
Missoula Independent  |  Sarah Aswell  |  01-22-2016  |  Science

Is someone to blame? Longyearbyen ignores two decades of warnings before devastating avalanchenew

The catastrophe that permanently scarred Longyearbyen occurred within seconds. But there was at least 23 years to heed warnings and take actions that might have prevented the tragedy. Many are now asking why almost nothing was done.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  01-20-2016  |  Disasters

Planned Parenthood Shooting Leaves Southern Colo. Without Abortion Servicesnew

43 years after Roe v Wade, women's rights still a battleground.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Nat Stein  |  01-20-2016  |  The War on Women

Longyearbyen's Post-Coal Fate Appears Fishynew

For the first time since the coal mining crisis crippled Longyearbyen's economic foundation more than a year ago, it's a good thing lots of folks are in a crabby mood as a change to Norway's Marine Resources Act will allow seafood processing facilities in Svalbard.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  01-19-2016  |  Business & Labor

Medicine Mannew

Award-winning Eugene grower Adam Jacques leads the way for medical cannabis.
Eugene Weekly  |  Rick Levin  |  01-15-2016  |  Health

What Went Wrongnew

Was over-reliance on federal funding the downfall of the Colorado health co-op?
Boulder Weekly  |  Angela K. Evans  |  01-15-2016  |  Health

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver shows up to back a bold taxpayer ask: $18 million for 18th &

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II stands in an elevator on the first floor of Kansas City, Missouri's City Hall on a dreary Wednesday afternoon. Cleaver, flanked by a security guard, is heading to the 26th floor, where the City Council is about to meet and discuss the prospect of an $18 million infusion to the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District...
The Pitch  |  Steve Vockrodt  |  01-14-2016  |  Policy Issues

How one man’s fight for his Detroit neighborhood went viralnew

Standing up for Brightmoor.
Metro Times  |  Michael Jackman  |  01-14-2016  |  Housing & Development

The Year in Baltimore Homicidesnew

People are killing people in the streets of Baltimore, nearly every day. In 2015, there were 344 homicides—most of them young black men. If you are a young black man in Baltimore, you are 30 times more likely to die on the streets here than if you had grown up elsewhere in the U.S.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Karen Houppert, Edward Ericson Jr., Kenneth Stone Breckenridge, Rebekah Kirkman and Brandon Soderberg  |  01-06-2016  |  Features

Condemned Men Talking: A Day on San Quentin's death rownew

Interviews with the condemned, including Buddhist author Jarvis Jay Masters, whose case is now before the CA Supreme Court.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Tom Gogola  |  01-06-2016  |  Crime & Justice

Chillingly Clueless: Svalbard’s 10 Strangest Stories of 2015new

Which is stranger: a year where parasitic wasps went on an Arctic killing spree and robots rode roller coasters in the world's northernmost ghost town, or the year that actually happened? Yeah, we’re not sure either.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  01-06-2016  |  Features

Into blackness: Svalbard’s 12 biggest stories of 2015new

The world's northernmost town was already facing the devastating loss of its cornerstone industry and a quarter of its residents – and then just before Christmas was permanently scarred by an avalanche that ranks as one of the area's worst-ever disasters.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  01-06-2016  |  Features

Remembering LGBT Activist George Zandernew

Grieving friends and colleagues work to make sure the LGBT activist's legacy lives on.
Coachella Valley Independent  |  Brian Blueskye  |  01-03-2016  |  LGBT

The Growth of Black Lives Matternew

After a wave of protests shook the streets of Oakland and Berkeley, activists have been hard at work enacting policy changes, building community networks, and practicing self-determination.
East Bay Express  |  Erin Baldassari  |  12-23-2015  |  Race & Class

Why I Am Probably Going to Send the Drunk Driver Who Killed My Parents a Christmas Cardnew

The 10th anniversary of my parents' death brings up many emotions. Hate isn't one of them.
The Stranger  |  Emily Pothast  |  12-23-2015  |  Features

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