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Coal plant

The recent chemical spill is the latest chapter in a very old story: total capitulation to industry by state officials. 

Chris Christie

Oh, how we love those Republican “straight-shooters.”

Medical marijuana products at Canna Pi medical dispensary in Seattle

Legalization in the Evergreen State has led to parallel marijuana industries. Is there room for both?

Emily Brady’s Humboldt explains why the legalization of pot could cause the biggest economic bust in California’s history.

Turkey processing plant in North Carolina

The state’s unprecedented cuts to benefits for the jobless are leaving families stranded without money for food, transportation and housing.

DC Home Rule

DC autonomy is now more likely than ever, and with it will come the lifting of a ban on Medicaid coverage of abortion for local women.

Moral Mondays

An inspiring grassroots movement is fighting back against the GOP’s outrageous budget cuts and attacks on democracy.

California prison overcrowding

Following a landmark court ruling, the state is on deadline to release tens of thousands of people from prison. Is it succeeding?

John Kitzhaber

This third-term governor is rethinking healthcare and education with holistic, community-based programs.

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins pulled off a huge upset in a state legislative race by showing that he cared.

Blogs

With support for recall of Walker rising to 58 percent. Republican legislators seek to give the embattled governor veto power over election rules.

November 16, 2011

Massachusetts had one of the worst rates of job creation under Mitt Romney. Here's why. 

November 15, 2011

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different from that of Ohio’s Kasich. But that’s not what he told a caller he thought was billionaire David Koch.

November 14, 2011

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different. But that's not what he told a caller he thought was David Koch.

November 14, 2011

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different. But that's not what he told a caller he thought was David Koch.

November 14, 2011

In a rebuff to GOP extremism, voters reject Mississippi’s personhood amendment and Ohio’s attack on labor rights. 

November 9, 2011

Labor rights, voter rights, gay rights, immigrant rights, Democratic renewal, independent progressives, a sheriff with a heart and “Occupy” candidates: all on the ballot for 2011's busiest election day.

November 7, 2011

A Constitutional amendment is on the November 8 ballot in Mississippi which wants to amend the Bill of Rights to declare a fertilized human egg as a legal person.

October 27, 2011

The former White House political czar, who pulls so many Republican and conservative strings, is all over the fight to defend Ohio Governor John Kasich’s anti-union law. But will that be enough to save the law when angry voters come to the polls on November 8?

October 25, 2011

The former vice president's daughter leads a group that is pouring money into Ohio, hoping to prevent voters from overturning Governor John Kasich’s anti-labor legislation.

October 18, 2011