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The $250 Difference: A Lifeline for Working Families May Disappear this December
Most U.S. welfare programs are either targeted or means-tested — the Child Tax Credit breaks this mold.
Bryce Covert
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An Upstream Paddle To Save the Salmon
As salmon swim toward extinction, northwest tribes and environmental activists continue a decades-long battle to restore the Snake River.
Christy Carley
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Alabama Amazon Workers May Get Another Crack at a Union
The warehouse workers' fight enters its second round, just when everyone thought it was finished.
Hamilton Nolan
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A Lead Problem Worse Than Flint's
Hundreds of thousands of lead service lines in Wisconsin are a threat to public health, and communities of color are particularly vulnerable.
Susan Shain
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Black Teachers Defend Their Curriculum From Attacks on Critical Race Theory
With school boards becoming a battleground in the right-wing war on critical race theory, Milwaukee educators are standing up against racist censorship of American history.
Alice Herman
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Abolitionist Library Workers Want Library Access for All. That Begins with Getting Cops Out.
Library staff work to remove the need for police officers within libraries and focus on de-escalating training.
Jason Christian
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Under Biden, Migrants Continue Fighting for the Right to Return to the U.S.
As family separations continue under the Biden administration, unjustly deported migrants are fighting to be reunited with their families.
Paco Alvarez
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Social Work Students Decry SSA’s New Name After Crown Family Donation
When the military-industrial complex meets social work.
Maryum Elnasseh
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Striking Alabama Miners Are Done Playing Nice
Hundreds of UMWA miners remain on the picket line at the Warrior Met Coal mine.
Jacob Morrison
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A Wisconsin Hog Farm Would Produce 9.4 Million Gallons of Manure a Year. Nearby Residents Live in Fear.
Crawford County is up against Roth Feeder Pig II, which would be the largest hog CAFO in the state and could permanently pollute local aquifers.
Hannah Faris
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The GOP Has Declared a War on Protests
Republican state legislators across 34 states have introduced more than 80 bills this year that criminalize protesting or protect those who harm protesters.
Amara Enyia and Jamecia Gray
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NYC's Delivery Drivers Want Employee Status, and Nothing Less
App-based workers have struggled to secure stronger labor protections. A new state bill could set them back years.
Luis Feliz Leon
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When These Workers Unionized, Their Cafe Was Put Up for Sale—So They Bought It
In 10 months, baristas at White Electric, a coffee shop in Providence, went from unionizing their workplace to starting one of only a few dozen worker-owned cafes in the country.
Harry August
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We're Living With the Consequences of Rich Nations' Vaccine Hoarding
The Biden administration has finally backed a patent waiver for Covid vaccines, but it's already too late for Argentina and countless countries across the Global South.
Jacob Sugarman
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"It's a Nightmare": Inside America's Rural Housing Crisis
Across Wisconsin, low-income people are struggling to find quality, affordable housing.
Jack Kelly
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How Police "Gang Databases" Are Being Used to Wage War on Immigrants
Wearing a certain colored hat or sporting the wrong tattoo can be enough to get somebody in the system—and eventually deported.
Maurizio Guerrero
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In Rochester, A Police Alternative Delivers ... Police
Activists were excited about the launch of a new Person in Crisis team in a city that's suffered a string of police violence incidents—but so far, it's fallen short on its promises.
Sam Mellins
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Nina Turner Hopes to Move Ohio Left
The "daughter of Cleveland" and former Bernie Sanders surrogate is running for Congress on a platform that includes a $15 minimum wage, recurring stimulus checks and free public college.
Nuala Bishari
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The UK's Vaccine Rollout Is the Latest Reminder We Need Universal Healthcare
Britain's vaccination rate has far outpaced the rest of the West. The triumph belongs to its National Health Service.
Natasha Hakimi Zapata
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New Hampshire Republicans Are Using Covid to Ram Through Right-to-Work Legislation
Lawmakers in the state have blocked the legislation for years, but a radicalized GOP appears bent on pushing it through.
C.M. Lewis
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Migrant Detainees Find Little Relief Under Biden
Despite a change in rhetoric, deportations of migrants continue under President Biden.
Maurizio Guerrero
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The Young Socialists' School-to-Union Pipeline
Members of the Democratic Socialists of America are embracing the "rank and file strategy."
Indigo Olivier
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Indigenous Water Protectors Face Off Against the “Pandemic Pipeline”
Biden halted Keystone XL, but Enbridge’s Line 3 would pipe the same tar sands oil into the U.S. and across Anishinaabe treaty lands.
Clara Liang
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Going Hungry in the Most Magical Place on Earth
Disney World's union workers, running out of federal aid, are banding together to keep each other afloat.
Hamilton Nolan
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