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The Next LGBTQ Battleground: The Workplacenew

Cary woman sues General Services Corporation over alleged discrimination.
INDY Week  |  John H. Tucker  |  07-01-2015  |  LGBT

N.Y. Schools Are No Haven for Transgender Youthnew

A recent report from the New York Civil Liberties Union says that discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming youth is pervasive in the state's public schools.
City Newspaper  |  Tim Louis Macaluso  |  07-01-2015  |  LGBT

Dirty Medicinenew

Butane hash oil, illegal pesticides, unregulated labs and a looming public health threat.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex V. Cipolle  |  06-29-2015  |  Drugs

In Illinois Prisons, Getting Sick Can be a Death Sentencenew

Health care in Illinois prisons is so poor that it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, a court-appointed panel of experts has found.
Illinois Times  |  Bruce Rushton  |  06-25-2015  |  Health

Death in Detentionnew

The autopsy shows that while undocumented immigrant Jose de Jesus Deniz-Sahagun was being housed in a privately run Eloy prison in May, he shoved a sock down his throat and choked on it.
Tucson Weekly  |  Jim Nintzel  |  06-25-2015  |  Immigration

Inside the First Church of Cannabisnew

The first service will be held on July 1, moments after Indiana's RFRA law goes into effect.
NUVO  |  Ed Wenck  |  06-23-2015  |  Culture

The Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Can Bring On Depression, PTSDnew

Mental health experts warn that the stories and images from the federal flood can be harmful.
Gambit  |  Jeanie Riess  |  06-23-2015  |  Health

‘Only Love Can Conquer Hate’new

Less than two months before his death in a mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney led a service at his church calling for an end to racism, bigotry, and violence. He started with a prayer.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  06-22-2015  |  Race & Class

The Race to Save Pollinating Honeybeesnew

A global battle is underway to protect endangered bees and other pollinators from threats created by people.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff and Staff writer  |  06-18-2015  |  Environment

A Long, Long LGBT Roadnew

Cameron Stewart and Amber Cameron have been together five and a half years. About a year ago, the couple had a backyard wedding ceremony with vows and commitments—but because they live in Mississippi they could not get a license. Now, however, the couple is anticipating that the U.S. Supreme Court may legalize same-sex marriage this month.
Jackson Free Press  |  Arielle Dreher  |  06-17-2015  |  LGBT

Blackness, Leisure and an American Dreamnew

Everyone was sold on the American Dream. The trouble is, when scenes like McKinney play out, it's hard to make a case that black people who bought into the dream shouldn't get every penny of their money back.
Jackson Free Press  |  R.L. Nave  |  06-12-2015  |  Race & Class

How Did 2,500 Barrels of Oil Escape Into the Pacific Ocean Without Notice?new

One of the big surprises to emerge out of the Refugio Oil Spill is that the pipeline owned by Plains All American Pipeline is the only one in all of Santa Barbara County not to have an automatic shut-off valve. Not coincidentally, it happens to be the only pipeline over which the county Energy Division has no safety and inspection oversight authority.

Full Coverage:
Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline
What Will the Refugio Oil Spill Kill?
The Mysterious Case of the Automatic Shutoff Valve
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Nick Welsh, Tyler Hayden and Brandon Fastman  |  06-11-2015  |  Environment

How Jim Grimsley Unlearned Racist Lessonsnew

Emory professor’s new book revisits how 1960s school integration blew apart his own prejudices.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Christina Lee  |  06-10-2015  |  Books

The Struggle at Schoolnew

Are new policies at Cleveland's most diverse high school helping Hispanic students or leaving them further behind?
Cleveland Scene  |  Eric Sandy  |  06-10-2015  |  Education

Racism, Riots, and the Intuition of Anthony Battsnew

Commissioner's experiences in Los Angeles and Fruitvale riots inform strategy during unrest in Baltimore.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Baynard Woods  |  06-10-2015  |  Crime & Justice

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