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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.

The indictment of Alex Sanchez, a revered gangbanger-turned-peacemaker, raises doubts about the LAPD and whether it should be released from a federal court order.

Who will be the next to die because our cities spend money on sports stadiums instead of basic infrastructure?

Millions will be spent to bring the biggest event in sports to the Superdome, while the victims of Hurricane Katrina remain on the sidelines.

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Taxi and livery drivers suffer homicide rates twenty to thirty times higher than other occupations.

October 24, 2014

Human Resources Administration announces changes to a system long critiqued by advocates.

October 8, 2014

The courts want to offer sex workers “compassion”—but maybe agency would be more useful.

October 6, 2014

The de Blasio administration unveils an ambitious plan: reduce emissions and inequality at the same time.

September 24, 2014

There’s no evidence that credit reports reveal an applicant’s competence but plenty of evidence that shows they invade privacy and institutionalize discrimination.

September 12, 2014

Lessons from Missouri should steer us toward new national policies and an embrace of policing that respects civil liberties.

August 15, 2014

Why has the response to Michael Brown’s murder been to crack down on dissent and arrest journalists?

August 14, 2014

Officials have temporarily suspended water shutoffs, and activists are working to create permanent protections for low-income families.

July 22, 2014

Unions, community and religious groups organize to prioritize the interests of working families over the interests of Wall Street bankers.

July 17, 2014

The Detroit Water and Sewage Department plans to shut off water for delinquent customers at a rate of 1,500 to 3,000 this summer. 

July 11, 2014