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California Nudist Resort Exploits Workersnew

A lawsuit claims that the owners of Los Gatos nudist resort Lupin Lodge effectively reduced dozens of live-in workers to indentured servitude.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jennifer Wadsworth  |  10-22-2015  |  Business & Labor

The Other Millennialsnew

Poverty and inequity confront Atlanta's next generation.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Wesley Tharpe  |  10-22-2015  |  Economy

Passing Grassnew

A sweeping package of bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown will transform California’s billion-dollar medical marijuana sector with a complex system of testing and licensing.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jennifer Wadsworth  |  10-16-2015  |  Drugs

Paradise Lostnew

As the Patriot Movement grabs headlines around the country, memories of Ruby Ridge and the Aryan Nations present an image problem for Constitutionalists in Idaho, which has long been associated with anti-government and militia groups. Boise Weekly talks to a few Patriots about their identity as a group.
Boise Weekly  |  Harrison Berry  |  10-13-2015  |  Features

Racial Profiling Via Nextdoor.comnew

White Oakland residents are increasingly using the popular social networking site to report "suspicious activity" about their Black neighbors — and families of color fear the consequences could be fatal.
East Bay Express  |  Sam Levin  |  10-09-2015  |  Race & Class

Laverne Cox Talks About Trans Rights and Racial Justicenew

The transgender star of “Orange Is the New Black” explains the intersection of racism and transphobia before a capacity crowd at Wake Forest University.
Triad City Beat  |  Jordan Green  |  10-08-2015  |  Profiles & Interviews

Trump up the Volume!new

California GOP politics in the era of Trump.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Tom Gogola  |  10-08-2015  |  Elections

Yelp Giveth, and Yelp Taketh Awaynew

Businesses chafe under the review site's increasing power.
San Diego Reader  |  Candice Reed  |  10-08-2015  |  Features

The Dirty Fight for Farmland in Latin Americanew

Even though much of the world's food supply still comes from small farmers, those same farmers from Honduras to the Philippines increasingly cannot feed their own families, and they're fighting for survival.
City Newspaper  |  Tim Louis Macaluso  |  10-02-2015  |  International

The Newest Portlandersnew

Meet the refugees from the most violent places on the planet.
Willamette Week  |  Leah Sottile  |  10-02-2015  |  Immigration

When Women Are Sentenced to Male Prisonsnew

In The Women of San Quentin, journalist Kristin Schreier Lyseggen offers an in-depth look at the struggles of transgender women who face abuse and trauma inside California's male prisons.
East Bay Express  |  Sam Levin  |  09-30-2015  |  Culture

What Went Wrong: An Addict’s Jail Stay Ends in Deathnew

Addicted to pain pills and pregnant, Jen McCormack landed in jail. 21 days later, she was dead.
Triad City Beat  |  Jordan Green  |  09-30-2015  |  Health

AG rules against Rauner, in favor of Illinois Timesnew

Why did Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner leave a Holocaust remembrance ceremony early? We tried to find out, but Rauner has refused to turn over an unredacted copy of his appointment calendar. Illinois Times has sued the governor, with the Illinois Attorney General backing the paper.
Illinois Times  |  Bruce Rushton  |  09-30-2015  |  Politics

Into the Institutionnew

As citizens struggle with mental illness, health care providers struggle with how to help them. Does Oregon's new state hospital mean that yet again we turn to institutions rather than community care?
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen and Rick Levin  |  09-24-2015  |  Health

Housing Crisis Leaves Section 8 Renters on Outside Looking Innew

In Silicon Valley, 1,028 people have a rental subsidy in hand but no place to use it, leaving them in limbo, bunking with friends or family, ducking under tents and overpasses or languishing in shelters.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jennifer Wadsworth  |  09-24-2015  |  Homelessness

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