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The Takeawaynew

Texas' lax civil forfeiture laws make it easy for cops to take your stuff.
Dallas Observer  |  Eric Nicholson  |  03-18-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Why Justin Harris Got Rid of Kids He Applied Pressure to Adoptnew

U.S. Rep. Justin Harris blames DHS for the fallout related to his adoption of three young girls, but sources familiar with the situation contradict his story and paint a troubling picture of the adoption process and the girls' time in the Harris household.
Arkansas Times  |  Benjamin Hardy  |  03-13-2015  |  Children & Families

A scheme to lower engineers’ wagesnew

Qualcomm’s stated motivation behind the push for H-1B workers is H-1BS. The (false) case for foreign tech workers.
San Diego Reader  |  Don Bauder  |  03-13-2015  |  Business & Labor

Living in the In-Betweennew

When Vietnamese people say American they always mean white.
San Diego Reader  |  Tam Hoang  |  03-13-2015  |  Immigration

The Survival Cyclenew

The complicated role Oregon's Lane County Jail plays in the lives of the unhoused and the mentally ill.
Eugene Weekly  |  Ben Stone  |  03-13-2015  |  Homelessness

Cyclyists Gear Up for Fight With Scott Walkernew

Wisconsin cyclists have ridden out the winter. Will lawmakers run them off the road?
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff  |  03-13-2015  |  Transportation

Drug Convictions Rise in Athens, Ohionew

Former Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly was convicted and jailed in February on 18 felonies related to theft. His supporters have continued to argue that Kelly had outperformed other sheriffs, past and present, in the fight against drugs. The stats tell a different story.
The Athens NEWS  |  David DeWitt  |  03-13-2015  |  Drugs

Atlanta Public Schools’ Vacant Buildings Trapped in Timenew

The uncertain future and untapped potential of Atlanta Public Schools’ empty buildings.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Thomas Wheatley and Joeff Davis  |  03-06-2015  |  Policy Issues

Transcendent Mannew

Trans man and activist Aydian Dowling uses viral stardom to shine light on trans issues.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex V. Cipolle  |  03-06-2015  |  LGBT

Exile On Charles Street: The Life of Qayum Karzainew

Qayum Karzai owns four restaurants in Baltimore, just ran for President of Afghanistan, and according to one account, was the eminence grise behind his brother's power.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Baynard Woods  |  03-03-2015  |  Features

A Stunning Overreach from the DEA Is Playing Out in Eastern

In federal court, there's no such thing as medical marijuana—so a rural family of medical marijuana patients is being treated like drug traffickers.
The Stranger  |  Heidi Groover  |  03-02-2015  |  Features

Too Much Testingnew

Parents in Oregon plan to opt kids out of excessive state testing.
Eugene Weekly  |  Amy Schneider  |  02-26-2015  |  Education

I Suck at Buskingnew

One man's quest to conquer the sidewalks with a banjo and a prayer.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  02-26-2015  |  Features

The Education of David Carrnew

Before the New York Times, David Carr learned the journalism craft on Minneapolis streets.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Andy Mannix  |  02-25-2015  |  Features

How D.C. Police Responded To My Sexual Assaultnew

The D.C. police response to my sexual assault was better than I’d hoped. What I thought would be a simple phone call turned into a full police investigation followed by comprehensive victim support.
Washington City Paper  |  Christina Cauterucci  |  02-25-2015  |  Crime & Justice

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