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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

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

Opposite of Americanew

Asylum seekers fearing death at home find only prison and discrimination in the U.S.
Boulder Weekly  |  Angela K. Evans  |  02-19-2016  |  Immigration

‘Fortitude’ Folliesnew

Everything the cult-hit show gets wrong about Svalbard.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  02-18-2016  |  TV

The Dodgy Politics Behind the Levi's Stadium Dealnew

A civil grand jury has been quietly investigating the oversight body of Levi’s Stadium, home to the San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl 50, while billionaire developers play chess for Santa Clara’s future.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Josh Koehn  |  02-05-2016  |  Housing & Development

Roe's End?new

After nearly three years of fighting, Texas reproductive rights advocates will get their day at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Austin Chronicle  |  Mary Tuma  |  02-05-2016  |  The War on Women

End Gamenew

Obama’s new education act may give conservative school reform advocates a way to finally take over public education.
Boulder Weekly  |  Matt Cortina  |  02-05-2016  |  Education


As regulators put a price tag — $1.32 billion — on what Scott Tucker's payday-lending enterprises have squeezed out of poor people, a grand jury convenes.
The Pitch  |  Steve Vockrodt  |  02-03-2016  |  Features

Inside Springfield’s First Medical Pot Shopnew

We toured one of the state's first medical marijuana dispensaries, slated to open soon. Can this industry survive in the face of strict regulations?
Illinois Times  |  Brittany Hilderbrand and Patrick Yeagle  |  02-03-2016  |  Drugs

Why Is Duke Energy Pushing to Make Nuclear “Clean”?new

Hint: It’ll fatten Duke’s wallets.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  02-03-2016  |  Energy

When Landlords Lienew

Last year, Charles Oshinuga’s landlord lied in court while trying to evict him and his neighbors. Yet despite winning a jury trial, Oshinuga still lost his Oakland home.
East Bay Express  |  Darwin BondGraham  |  02-03-2016  |  Housing & Development

Tourists Flocking to Avalanche Wreckage Leaves Some Residents Coldnew

Espen Rotevatn is grateful he can still go to his undamaged home, just below 11 others destroyed by last month’s avalanche, at the end of the day. He just wishes visitors weren’t there with cameras expecting him to play the role of tour guide.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  02-01-2016  |  Disasters

Is Ted Cruz eligible to run in Illinois?new

Objections filed with Illinois election board raise questions.
Illinois Times  |  Patrick Yeagle  |  01-28-2016  |  Elections

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