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Koch Industries Makes Play on College Campusesnew

University of Wisconsin students cheered as the Badgers rolled over Rutgers. But there also was a smattering of boos and catcalls off the field because, on one of the most liberal college campuses in America, the very un-liberal Koch Industries bought sponsorship of the game.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff and Staff writer  |  11-05-2015  |  Education

Fear and Loathing in Denvernew

A new light has been turned on in the Hunter S. Thompson kitchen.
LEO Weekly  |  Clayton L. Luce  |  11-04-2015  |  Features

Attack of the 50-Foot Uterus!new

After years of repression by the Texas Legislature, the uterus is striking back!
Austin Chronicle  |  Staff  |  10-29-2015  |  The War on Women

A Softer Landingnew

An Iraqi family dreamed of a new life in Missoula, but they landed here with a thud. As the world grapples with the worst refugee crisis in a generation, can a group of local moms convince the state to open its arms?
Missoula Independent  |  Derek Brouwer  |  10-29-2015  |  Immigration

The Story of a Botched Sting, a Dead Informant and Friendly Firenew

The story of a DEA sting operation in which the confidential informant died, a Houston police officer shot a sheriff’s deputy and most of the suspects were never held accountable.
Houston Press  |  Leif Reigstad  |  10-28-2015  |  Features


How the Koch brothers and other billionaires are staging a take over of our public schools.
Boulder Weekly  |  Matt Cortina  |  10-22-2015  |  Education

California Nudist Resort Exploits Workersnew

A lawsuit claims that the owners of Los Gatos nudist resort Lupin Lodge effectively reduced dozens of live-in workers to indentured servitude.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jennifer Wadsworth  |  10-22-2015  |  Business & Labor

The Other Millennialsnew

Poverty and inequity confront Atlanta's next generation.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Wesley Tharpe  |  10-22-2015  |  Economy

Sunken treasure? Lake Michigan shipwrecks could buoy local economiesnew

Wisconsin’s sunken wealth is not in gold or silver, but in shipwrecks — schooners and tugs, barges and canallers, many of them built in the 19th century and once engaged in the economic expansion of the United States.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff  |  10-22-2015  |  Environment

Legal Lockdownnew

Allegations of torture in Wine County spur call for federal oversight of Sonoma County lockup.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Tom Gogola  |  10-16-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Invest in Kidsnew

Preschool kids need widespread community support.
Eugene Weekly  |  Amy Schneider  |  10-16-2015  |  Education

Passing Grassnew

A sweeping package of bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown will transform California’s billion-dollar medical marijuana sector with a complex system of testing and licensing.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jennifer Wadsworth  |  10-16-2015  |  Drugs

Paradise Lostnew

As the Patriot Movement grabs headlines around the country, memories of Ruby Ridge and the Aryan Nations present an image problem for Constitutionalists in Idaho, which has long been associated with anti-government and militia groups. Boise Weekly talks to a few Patriots about their identity as a group.
Boise Weekly  |  Harrison Berry  |  10-13-2015  |  Features

Racial Profiling Via Nextdoor.comnew

White Oakland residents are increasingly using the popular social networking site to report "suspicious activity" about their Black neighbors — and families of color fear the consequences could be fatal.
East Bay Express  |  Sam Levin  |  10-09-2015  |  Race & Class

Welcome to Cannabis County, Coloradonew

Marijuana-friendly regulations and abundant ag land have positioned Pueblo County for an economic boom. Will it last?
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Joel Warner  |  10-08-2015  |  Features

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