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The rents in Raleigh are too damn highnew

Can this affordable housing crisis be fixed?
INDY Week  |  Jane Porter  |  05-21-2015  |  Housing & Development

Why ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mattersnew

It's a very serious assertion that the country needs to value the lives of non-white people as highly as it values those of whites. Likewise, it needs to value the lives of those who live in poverty and work to improve the situation for all Americans.
Jackson Free Press  |  Todd Stauffer  |  05-21-2015  |  Civil Liberties

The Steep Price of Summer Slidenew

Research from suggests that unequal access to summer learning opportunities accounts for more than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income students.
Jackson Free Press  |  Robert Langford  |  05-21-2015  |  Education

Bias Bitesnew

Pit bull bans blasted as biased, without merit.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff  |  05-21-2015  |  Animal Issues

Less Water Being Taken From the Great Lakesnew

A US-Canada treaty that greatly restricts large-scale water withdrawals from the Great Lakes is working.
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  05-21-2015  |  Environment

North Carolina sues FCC over municipal broadbandnew

Lawsuit says federal government overstepped its authority
INDY Week  |  Jeffrey Billman  |  05-21-2015  |  Policy Issues

Duke Energy: Guilty of Violating the Clean Water Actnew

Penalty is $102 million in fines, five years’ probation; individuals could still be charged.
INDY Week  |  Billy Ball  |  05-21-2015  |  Environment

Atlanta Heroin Growing More Dangerousnew

Heroin cut with fentanyl, a potent opiate, is on the rise in metro Atlanta with lethal results.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Maggie Lee  |  05-21-2015  |  Drugs

Where the Sidewalk Endsnew

D.C.'s law against blocking the sidewalk makes for an easy arrest.
Washington City Paper  |  Will Sommer  |  05-21-2015  |  Race & Class

I Was an Undercover Uber Drivernew

I drove a hundred rides for UberX to fact-check whether a middle-of-the-pack driver can make $90,000 a year. This is what I learned.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Emily Guendelsberger  |  05-15-2015  |  Business & Labor

Despite Evidence, Police Had the Wrong Mannew

Police insisted Cornell McKay was to blame for a robbery -- it cost him nearly three years.
Riverfront Times  |  Danny Wicentowski  |  05-15-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Iowa Landowner Offers Details on Bakken Pipeline Prostitution Allegationsnew

Hughie Tweedy says an agent representing Dakota Access LLC has offered to buy him sex in exchange for access to his land. Tweedy’s property, located in Lee County Iowa, falls within the path of the proposed Bakken pipeline.
Little Village  |  Drew Bulman  |  05-14-2015  |  Business & Labor

Atlanta’s Affordable Housing Hang-Upnew

Twenty years after Atlanta began razing its public housing, the city needs stronger policies.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Editorial Board  |  05-08-2015  |  Housing & Development

Battling Rape On Campusnew

Compassionate response to victims gives them confidence to report.
Illinois Times  |  Patrick Yeagle  |  05-08-2015  |  Crime & Justice

High Stress at EMSnew

ATCEMS saves lives every day, but the stresses of the job have high costs.
Austin Chronicle  |  Staff  |  05-08-2015  |  Features

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