Drug overdoses are the single greatest factor contributing to Los Angeles’ rising rate of homeless mortality, a report claims.
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Five days after a bill ending private prisons in the state was signed into law, the Trump administration found a way to get around it.
Progressives are going all-out to reverse the notion that Florida is unassailable Trump country.
Post-WWII reforms like the New Deal and the ensuing consolidation of the labor movement increased income equality in the U.S., but the playing field started to tilt in the 1970s due to the forces of globalization and pro-corporate government policies that hurt the working class.
An Economic Policy Institute study concluded that rideshare drivers nationwide take home an average of $9.21 an hour after expenses.
Armed with a state override of its rejected application, Promise Academy filed a new request. Then came the lawsuits.
A bill awaiting Gov. Newsom’s signature would bar new private prison contracts. Two industry giants are already reinventing themselves.
A proposed law could reboot California’s public investment system to provide a stable source of local funding for affordable housing.
A Latinx novelist challenged Georgia Southern University students to think about their whiteness. They did, and the results were not pretty.
Why was a mother charged with failure to protect her children when she had moved them away from her abusive partner and into a shelter?
Clear Lake was once a resort destination. When its water quality deteriorated, tourism plunged.
The end to decades of intractable charter warfare came courtesy of an unstoppable grassroots movement.
The state might be three decades late in meeting its 2030 climate goals and more than 100 years late in hitting 2050 targets.
Guns spewed lead dust. Child gymnasts trained. California regulators failed to act.
As the number of H-2A guest workers mushrooms, California labor contractors and growers are packing farmworkers into motels and houses in working class neighborhoods.
Did a Los Angeles school board member leak confidential information to charter school lobbyists?
Battery recycling is considered one of the most potentially hazardous industries. Yet Vernon’s Exide workers were routinely being poisoned with nearly nonexistent intervention by Cal/OSHA.
California’s Department of Public Health and Cal/OSHA failed to protect workers from lead contamination at a battery recycling plant.