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Even With Legal Help, Transgender Prisoners Are Never Safe in Prisonnew

Rape in prison has been all too real for Samantha Hill. Over the years, she says, she’s been sexually assaulted numerous times, despite her persistent requests for protection
Westword  |  Melanie Asmar  |  08-19-2015  |  LGBT

Banking on Coal in Oaklandnew

Records show that a secretive plan to ship coal through the Port of Oakland is being driven by a company that wants to massively expand its coal mining operations in Utah and by a public official who stands to profit personally.
East Bay Express  |  Darwin BondGraham  |  08-18-2015  |  Energy

Invisible Tapenew

David Wilson uncovered the existence of a murder confession he says will exonerate him. There's only one problem: Nobody can find it.
Washington City Paper  |  Jim McElhatton  |  08-14-2015  |  Crime & Justice

What's the Big Idea?new

Eugene ideas inspire Oregon and the nation, and we need more of them.
Eugene Weekly  |  Amy Schneider  |  08-14-2015  |  Economy

The irreverent 'Orbit' magazine returns (kind of)new

Twenty-five years ago this month Detroit’s only arts, culture, entertainment, and humor magazine was created; 16 years ago Orbit was put to death by its creator. Unlike Victor Frankenstein, Jerry Vile survived his creation and went on to father new freaky monstrosities to roam the countryside...
Metro Times  |  Staff  |  08-14-2015  |  Media

Pre-K Collaboratives Helping 4-Year-Oldsnew

Most 4-year-olds are learning more basic skills before entering kindergarten due to Early Learning Collaboratives, the Mississippi Department of Education is reporting.
Jackson Free Press  |  Arielle Dreher  |  08-14-2015  |  Education

Iconic Bakery Dogged by Racism, Retaliation Allegationsnew

Peters’ Bakery has done business in East San Jose for nearly 80 years, but a legal dispute between the owner and a worker has turned ugly.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jennifer Wadsworth  |  08-14-2015  |  Business & Labor


How a tiny Portland company got mixed up in gaming’s biggest controversy.
Willamette Week  |  Matthew Korfhage  |  08-12-2015  |  Features

Exempt from Disclosurenew

Transparency, confidentiality and the police video Eureka doesn't want you to see.
North Coast Journal  |  Thadeus Greenson  |  08-11-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Coffee Cart Startup Creates Jobs for the Formerly Homelessnew

Kartma employs formerly homeless people and equip them with not only the skills to brew gourmet coffee but to staff, stock, market and otherwise run a small business.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jennifer Wadsworth  |  08-10-2015  |  Homelessness

The Unbearable Heaviness of Adulthoodnew

According to The Sentencing Project, black youth are twice as likely to be arrested than white youth, something that affected me even as a minor, and though 58 percent of black youth are sent to adult prisons, it's scary to think that being sentenced to a juvenile detention center is no longer an option for me.
Jackson Free Press  |  Adria Walker  |  08-07-2015  |  Civil Liberties

Trail of Tears: The Burial of Rexdale Henrynew

Rexdale Wayne Henry was buried in the Bogue Chitto community near Philadelphia, Miss., on July 28, leaving a cloud of uncertainty over how he died. Police aren’t helping clear up that confusion by not releasing a cause of death.
Jackson Free Press  |  Zachary Oren Smith and Imani Khayyam  |  08-07-2015  |  Civil Liberties

A Pink Keychain of Macenew

One thing everyone told me before I left for college is to always protect myself. Be aware of my surroundings, travel in packs, walk only in well-lit areas—the same diatribe heard for generations.
Jackson Free Press  |  Maya Miller  |  08-07-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Crash Coursenew

Austin cabs try to survive in the era of Uber.
Austin Chronicle  |  Staff  |  08-07-2015  |  Transportation

Spirit in the Skynew

How Greenpeace’s high-wire protesters captured the world’s attention—and how Portland gently let them down.
Willamette Week  |  Staff  |  08-06-2015  |  Environment

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