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Access Deniednew

Systematic statewide abuse of Oregon public records laws thwarts the people's right to know.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex V. Cipolle  |  05-31-2016  |  Civil Liberties

The Kentucky Derby is STILL Decadent and Depraved, and So is Humanitynew

This week marks 46 years since Scanlan’s Monthly published Hunter S. Thompson’s legendary piece, “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved,” a subjective and hilarious report of the 1970 Kentucky Derby.
LEO Weekly  |  Frank Messina  |  04-28-2016  |  Features

The Ballad of Fred and Yokonew

How one of the world's foremost Beatles collectors died homeless on the streets of Little Rock.
Arkansas Times  |  Will Stephenson  |  03-31-2016  |  Features

God Save the Queennew

Hobby beekeeping surges as scientists debate the mystery of disappearing bees.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Henry Housekeeper  |  03-21-2016  |  Environment

Heartbreak and Hope in Lesbosnew

A Santa Barbara couple is on front lines of refugee crisis on the Greek island of Lesbos.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Tyler Hayden  |  03-10-2016  |  Immigration

Silicon Valley's Wage Theft Epidemicnew

A series of egregious wage theft cases show how Silicon Valley’s disruptive industries can open the door for employee abuse.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jennifer Wadsworth  |  03-10-2016  |  Business & Labor

Surveying Prairies to Save Prairiesnew

New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows human influence has accelerated the rate of species change in prairies.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff  |  03-10-2016  |  Environment

Do GMOs Belong On Open Space?new

Five years later, Boulder County revisits the ‘GMOs on Open Space’ controversy. What we know about GMOs has grown, about the effects the herbicides and pesticides used in their cultivation have on our environment and health. So with all we know, the question is, what will we grow?
Boulder Weekly  |  Caitlin Elizabeth Rockett  |  02-26-2016  |  Environment

How Detroit is Becoming a Flashpoint for Violence Against Trans Womennew

A deep-dive into the stigma and prejudice keeping many trans women in a cycle of poverty and violence.
Metro Times  |  Allie Gross  |  02-26-2016  |  LGBT

Just Don't Do Itnew

How religious organizations spread dangerous misinformation through sex-ed programs in public schools.
Cincinnati CityBeat  |  Natalie Krebs  |  02-26-2016  |  Education

Homeless Techie Launches Janitorial Startupnew

British ex-pat Simon Brooks stumbled into the cleaning business after a failed tech venture left him broke and homeless in Silicon Valley.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jennifer Wadsworth  |  02-25-2016  |  Business & Labor

Communities face drone questionsnew

The Honeoye Falls Fire Department's annual Christmas parade was in full swing when a camera-wielding drone descended on it. The parade is a popular community event, and in this past year's, more than 15 area fire departments queued up in the village; that's a whole lot of trucks covered in wreaths, lights, and holiday lawn ornaments...
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  02-24-2016  |  Policy Issues

No Vagrancy?new

In Salt Lake City's budget no-tell motels, hustling to survive is the name of the game.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Stephen Dark  |  02-22-2016  |  Features

Balancing the Digital Dividenew

With Santa Fe Public Schools' Digital Learning Plan funded to move forward, some question whether that means kids need to learn how to power-down, too.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Elizabeth Miller  |  02-19-2016  |  Education

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