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Our investigation into the shootings of African-Americans in the days after Hurricane Katrina seems to have gotten the feds' attention; but in New Orleans, the wheels of justice have rusted.

A frustrating quest for food security has led some residents to grow their own.

An experienced prosecutor who knows that prevention is the best crime-fighting strategy, Aborn has fought for drug-law reform and sensible gun-control.

An experienced prosecutor who knows that prevention is the best crime-fighting strategy, Aborn has fought for drug-law reform and sensible gun-control.

Find an emergency prevention programs in your area, encourage no-strings attached outreach and more means to end homelessness.

Filling the empty streets and turning pedestrian piazzas into true commons.

For Henry Paulson and his son Merritt, the taxpayers of Portland, Oregon, must look like geese with an infinite supply of golden eggs.

Mass transit fares are going up and services are being cut. Meanwhile, federal stimulus money favors new projects over maintaining existing systems.

Learn the best bathroom options and soup kitchen schedules, carry a blanket, squat and more.

Television news reports are casting new light on the violence that
flourished in New Orleans in the anarchic days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Blogs

A big primary lead for Bill de Blasio, who ran on a promise to tax the rich.

September 11, 2013

Chicago’s parking meter deal doesn’t just sell off city assets—it uconstitutionally sells off the city’s very power to police itself.

September 5, 2013

A federal court rules that Veterans Affairs can’t lease land for rent-a-car lot, hotel laundry and film studio storage.

August 30, 2013

Paper backs Christine Quinn as heir to Bloomberg. But do Democrats really want more of the same?

August 26, 2013

Bill de Blasio has pitched his mayoral campaign with the most progressive and ambitious agenda in memory.

August 13, 2013

A Senate attempt to restore sequester cuts to low-income housing fails—housing assistance trend continues to go from bad to worse.

August 7, 2013

The bill, requiring hourly compensation of $12.50, is a high-profile challenge to Walmart’s business model.

August 7, 2013

Michigan’s Republican governor has seized control of Detroit—and there’s a lot more at stake than one city’s balance sheet.

August 7, 2013

Anatomy of a near-believable performance.

August 6, 2013

And it's time for Congress to recognize that.

July 22, 2013