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'Hawaii's Wounded Knee': Remembering the Olowalu Massacrenew

In late January 1790, an American sea captain slaughtered more than a hundred Hawaiians there in a massacre that though largely forgotten today, was every bit as horrific as Wounded Knee.
Maui Time  |  Anthony Pignataro  |  01-22-2016  |  History

The Myth of Super Bowl Sex Traffickingnew

With no evidence of a Big Game-related spike, the crackdown on trafficked humans more often than not targets sex workers and consenting adults.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  John Flynn  |  01-22-2016  |  Culture

Suburban Renewalnew

In Cobb County, the poor are being bulldozed.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Payson Schwin  |  01-22-2016  |  Housing & Development

The Real Younew

Sarah Aswell delves into the controversial world of DNA genetic testing to learn about her past, present and future--and perhaps gain a little insight into all of us.
Missoula Independent  |  Sarah Aswell  |  01-22-2016  |  Science

Planned Parenthood Shooting Leaves Southern Colo. Without Abortion Servicesnew

43 years after Roe v Wade, women's rights still a battleground.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Nat Stein  |  01-20-2016  |  The War on Women

Longyearbyen's Post-Coal Fate Appears Fishynew

For the first time since the coal mining crisis crippled Longyearbyen's economic foundation more than a year ago, it's a good thing lots of folks are in a crabby mood as a change to Norway's Marine Resources Act will allow seafood processing facilities in Svalbard.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  01-19-2016  |  Business & Labor

Medicine Mannew

Award-winning Eugene grower Adam Jacques leads the way for medical cannabis.
Eugene Weekly  |  Rick Levin  |  01-15-2016  |  Health

What Went Wrongnew

Was over-reliance on federal funding the downfall of the Colorado health co-op?
Boulder Weekly  |  Angela K. Evans  |  01-15-2016  |  Health

How one man’s fight for his Detroit neighborhood went viralnew

Standing up for Brightmoor.
Metro Times  |  Michael Jackman  |  01-14-2016  |  Housing & Development

Fake it ’til you make it, Jugheadnew

The most popular guy in town — good looking and oblivious to what’s going on around him — won’t sacrifice his personal time for work, but his (Tea Party) friends know how to get him motivated. Despite not being known for having the same insatiable appetite, the Paul Ryan-Jughead resemblance is uncanny.
LEO Weekly  |  Aaron Yarmuth  |  01-14-2016  |  Commentary

The Year in Baltimore Homicidesnew

People are killing people in the streets of Baltimore, nearly every day. In 2015, there were 344 homicides—most of them young black men. If you are a young black man in Baltimore, you are 30 times more likely to die on the streets here than if you had grown up elsewhere in the U.S.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Karen Houppert, Edward Ericson Jr., Kenneth Stone Breckenridge, Rebekah Kirkman and Brandon Soderberg  |  01-06-2016  |  Features

Condemned Men Talking: A Day on San Quentin's death rownew

Interviews with the condemned, including Buddhist author Jarvis Jay Masters, whose case is now before the CA Supreme Court.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Tom Gogola  |  01-06-2016  |  Crime & Justice

Chillingly Clueless: Svalbard’s 10 Strangest Stories of 2015new

Which is stranger: a year where parasitic wasps went on an Arctic killing spree and robots rode roller coasters in the world's northernmost ghost town, or the year that actually happened? Yeah, we’re not sure either.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  01-06-2016  |  Features

Remembering LGBT Activist George Zandernew

Grieving friends and colleagues work to make sure the LGBT activist's legacy lives on.
Coachella Valley Independent  |  Brian Blueskye  |  01-03-2016  |  LGBT

Painting the Politicalnew

Former Buffalo Nine activist and renowned oil painter Jerry Ross returns to his political roots with portraits of 2016 presidential candidates.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex V. Cipolle  |  01-03-2016  |  Culture

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