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Inspired by Seattle, Santa Fe adopts the LEAD program to divert people arrested for drug possession away from the criminal justice system and into treatment.

police brutality rally

How a crisis intervention program pioneered in Memphis could save lives and prevent arrests.

As young community leaders take office and a progressive power base grows, machine politics is losing its grip on the Big Apple.

San Diego

Since June, San Diego and Los Angeles have passed a trio of minimum wage increases. Which city will be next?

Ras Baraka

Ras Baraka wants to reclaim New Jersey’s largest city from charter schools and Wall Street.

Richmond Progressive Alliance

In 2008, progressives won control of City Hall. Now, as elections loom, Chevron wants to take it back.

The progressive revival, from the asphalt up.

Inside the movement that’s pushing to make a living wage a reality in Seattle.

Blogs

With the government's leverage as both a consumer and a steward of the public trust, the public sector can hold the line against the fashion industry’s race to the bottom

May 30, 2014

A year ago, many might have laughed at the idea of paying the plebe behind the counter $15 an hour. But now that workers have raised their voices, a living wage seems like a deeply modest proposal.

May 9, 2014