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The Corvette Thiefnew

78-year-old Dan Ott has stolen more than 1,000 cars in his life. And left plenty of damage along the way
Cleveland Scene  |  Vince Grzegorek  |  07-30-2015  |  Features

Dick Dale Plays Through the Painnew

At 78 and in poor health Dick Dale is literally touring for his life.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Charlie Deitch  |  07-30-2015  |  Music

Medical Marijuana in Louisiana: When?new

The state approves medical marijuana for some illnesses — but prescriptions are years away.
Gambit  |  Alex Woodward  |  07-27-2015  |  Drugs

Seasonal Food Myths, Debunkednew

It's not to late to plant. It's not too early to preserve the harvest. Let me explain.
Weekly Alibi  |  Ari LeVaux  |  07-24-2015  |  Food+Drink

'Lean Out' Urges Women to Create Their Own Culture in Silicon Valleynew

Serial entrepreneur and veteran coder Elissa Shevinsky thinks it's time for women to stop trying to be part of sexist Silicon Valley and to create their own spaces.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jennifer Wadsworth  |  07-24-2015  |  Books

Will Prison Reform Make Bail Bond Agents Obsolete?new

Vermont's bail bond agents are eager to talk about their trade — and the threats it faces. Their challenges signal major changes brewing in the correctional system.
Seven Days  |  Alicia Freese  |  07-23-2015  |  Policy Issues

‘A Violent Takedown’ in Stonewall,

One week after the death of Jonathan Sanders, a black man killed after a white police officer stopped him in the east Mississippi town of Stonewall, a clearer picture of tensions between local law enforcement agencies and the African American community is starting to emerge.
Jackson Free Press  |  R.L Nave and Zachary Oren Smith  |  07-23-2015  |  Race & Class

Radical Predictionsnew

Emeritus natural resources professor Guy McPherson says the Earth's sixth extinction is already under way, we could see mass die-offs of humans and other species within 18 months and humanity has at best 10 to 20 years. What do noted climate scientists and authors think about these dire predictions?
Eugene Weekly  |  Ted Taylor  |  07-21-2015  |  Environment

No Choice: Pittsburgh Family on Frontlines of PA's Medical Cannabis Debatenew

Jessica Hawkins breaks the law every time she gives her child her medical cannabis in Pa. and she has no intention of stopping.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Jessica Hardin  |  07-13-2015  |  Drugs

Here’s How Seven Votes Changed on the Confederate Flag Billnew

Fourteen minutes passed between the second and third House readings of the bill that called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds. In that time, the vote count changed from 93-27 to 94-20.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  07-13-2015  |  Politics

Idaho's New Prison Scandalnew

Two years after the Idaho state prison was found to have been falsifying documents to conceal understaffing, a new scandal is breaking alleging the systematic tampering with and/or destruction of prisoner medical records to exclude diagnoses of gender identity disorder.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  07-13-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Mississippi’s Only Aborton Clinic Safe for Nownew

Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, the Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization, has again staved off closure, but the U.S. Supreme Court could soon decide its fate.
Jackson Free Press  |  Arielle Dreher  |  07-10-2015  |  The War on Women

13 Ways of Looking at a Flagnew

A post-mortem of “The Confederate Flag: A Belated Burial in Florida.”
Orlando Weekly  |  Jessica Bryce Young  |  07-06-2015  |  Culture

Same-Sex Marriage Comes to Louisiananew

After the U.S. Supreme Court decision, New Orleans saw its first gay weddings.
Gambit  |  Kevin Allman, Jeanie Riess, Charles Cody Siler and Alex Woodward  |  07-06-2015  |  LGBT

Not Your Mascotnew

Students lead push to ban Native American sports team imagery.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff  |  07-02-2015  |  Culture

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