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Last Days of Cannabis Prohibition in Californianew

Interviews with various CA cannabis players as 2016 legalization initiative gains steam.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Tom Gogola, Stett Holbrook and Molly Oleson  |  09-24-2015  |  Drugs

Cookin' WIth Coolionew

Rapper and chef Coolio teaches Charleston City Paper how to cook a panty-dropping meal.
Charleston City Paper  |  Rex Steckel  |  09-23-2015  |  Profiles & Interviews

Tribute to Indy Icon John Weissnew

For the first time in its 22-year history, a day will begin without John Weiss as publisher of the Colorado Springs Independent.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Ralph Routon  |  09-22-2015  |  Media

Behind the Curtainnew

An inside look at the oil & gas industry/Republican ‘REDPRINT’ for turning Colorado from Blue to Red.
Boulder Weekly  |  Joel Dyer  |  09-17-2015  |  Energy

Silicon Valley’s Low-Income Renters Find Few Protections from Predatory Landlordsnew

A public interest lawsuit that paints one property owner as an unrepentant slumlord reflects a growing power imbalance between landlords and tenants.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jennifer Wadsworth  |  09-17-2015  |  Housing & Development

Justice, Hope and Hurricane Katrinanew

Re-housing residents along the Mississippi coast became the most daunting problem of the post-Katrina recovery—logistically and politically speaking.
Jackson Free Press  |  R.L. Nave  |  09-11-2015  |  Housing & Development

Outdated Laws Trap People of Color in Prison Systemnew

For decades, the United States has had the world’s largest prison population — by far. Though just over 4 percent of the world’s population lives in the United States, we account for 22 percent of the world’s prisoners.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Louis Weisberg  |  09-11-2015  |  Race & Class

License to Connivenew

Boston still tracks vehicles, lies about it, and leaves sensitive resident data exposed online.
Dig Boston  |  Kenneth Lipp  |  09-10-2015  |  Features

Assault on Abortion Rights Gets Ugly in

An anti-abortion group targets a Wake Forest schoolteacher
INDY Week  |  Jane Porter  |  09-03-2015  |  The War on Women

San Diego Universities Botch Sexual Assault Investigationsnew

Campus police impotence — just the tip of the iceberg.
San Diego Reader  |  Dorian Hargrove  |  09-03-2015  |  Features

Rat Talenew

Portland cops hired a snitch. But he was already working for somebody else.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  09-02-2015  |  Drugs

How Metro Spun the January Smoke Deathnew

Documents obtained through an open records request show the agency and its consultants scrambling to respond to the January smoke incident—and, for some reason, keeping tabs on a critical Twitter account along the way.
Washington City Paper  |  Will Sommer  |  09-02-2015  |  Transportation

Journalism Groups Challenge Government Press Restrictionsnew

The 49th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act arrived this summer with dozens of newspaper groups challenging policies and orders keeping government affairs out of the sunshine and shielded from public review.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff  |  09-02-2015  |  Media

Shot in the Parknew

A Sacramento cop guns down a schizophrenic man. Police say it's justified. Witnesses tell a different story. Whatever the truth, it's a tragic reminder of the region's ongoing mental-health crisis.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Nick Miller  |  09-02-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Eagles of Death Metal: Stayin' Hornynew

Palm Desert's Eagles of Death Metal, at Long Last, Release a New Album.
Coachella Valley Independent  |  Brian Blueskye  |  08-28-2015  |  Music

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