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Detroit Public Schools’ Debt Has Grown Deepernew

After six years and four state-appointed managers, Detroit Public Schools’ debt has grown even deeper.
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  02-25-2015  |  Education

New York's Bravestnew

New York's bravest is trans FDNY firefighter Brooke Guinan.
The Village Voice  |  Irene Chidinma Nwoye  |  02-25-2015  |  LGBT


Are New Mexico’s political leaders impeding the Affordable Care Act’s progress at home?
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Joey Peters  |  02-25-2015  |  Health

Rochester's Fighting Chance for a Turnaroundnew

Upstate cities know decline. For decades, they've seen their once-vibrant downtowns fade and their big employers and industries shrink, shut down, or leave. They've all been trying to reinvent themselves.
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  02-25-2015  |  Economy

Welcome to Taco Hellnew

Fast-food workers, particularly in Oakland, often face extremely dangerous conditions, while toiling long hours for corporations that refuse to pay a living wage.
East Bay Express  |  Darwin BondGraham  |  02-25-2015  |  Business & Labor

Illinois Innocence Project Frees Wrongly Convicted Mannew

The gruesome rape and murder of 15-year-old Kristina Hickey in 1984 put Christopher Abernathy behind bars for nearly 30 years. Just one problem: he didn't do it.
Illinois Times  |  Patrick Yeagle  |  02-20-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Is OxyCide Making Hospitals Cleaner or Is It a Health Hazard?new

This new hospital disinfectant is designed to stop the spread of infection, but it may be making the employees who handle it sick in the process.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Rebecca Nuttall  |  02-19-2015  |  Health

Those Cheatin' OC Sheriff's Deputiesnew

Judge Considers Perjury Findings Against Deputy For Death Penalty Case Testimony
OC Weekly  |  R. Scott Moxley  |  02-19-2015  |  Crime & Justice

The Angry White Man Problemnew

Searching for answers about Craig Stephen Hicks.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  02-19-2015  |  Crime & Justice

The Man Who Eradicated Smallpox Is Worriednew

Though health professionals have tried to debunk fears about vaccines — including the discredited argument that they cause autism — fewer kids are getting vaccinated.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  J. Adrian Stanley  |  02-19-2015  |  Health

David Carr: Matchlessnew

From alternative newspaper prince to New York Times king, David Carr's legacy is long and hard.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  John Saltas  |  02-17-2015  |  Media

The Weed War Undermines Sciencenew

A Columbia professor argues that research that exaggerates the effects of marijuana is spurring people to reject other types of research as well.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  02-14-2015  |  Drugs

You may turn down rental car insurance and still pay for itnew

San Diego attorneys pursue case against Dollar Rent A Car after travelers turned down rental car insurance but still got charged.
San Diego Reader  |  Don Bauder  |  02-14-2015  |  Transportation

The Cult of Carr: 'We are Legion'new

Remembering David Carr's search for truth, and his dance moves.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Julia Goldberg  |  02-13-2015  |  Media

How Washington City Paper Remembers David Carrnew

From 1995 to 2000, David Carr ran Washington City Paper, inspiring a generation of journalists in D.C. and elsewhere. He left the District, and the paper, for New York 15 years ago, but even today, still helps drive City Paper's style and spirit. Here's how some former City Paper staffers and contributors will remember Carr.
Washington City Paper  |  Mike Madden  |  02-13-2015  |  Media

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