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San Antonio’s War on Street-Level Sex Workers

On a late August afternoon, a woman with shoulder-length brown hair asked a passing driver on the west side of…

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COVID-19 Is Especially Devastating for Black and Brown Americans

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its accompanying economic downturn is disproportionately affecting Black and Brown people in the US…

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The Lessons of Chicago’s Disastrous “Crime Prediction” Experiment

In 2012, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) collected data on everyone arrested in the last four years, and used it…

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The Legacy of Northeast Philly’s “Redlining” Against Methadone Clinics

Protesting residents of the mostly white, working-class neighborhoods of Holmesburg and Mayfair in Northeast Philadelphia accepted back in 2013 that…

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Tightrope: A Powerful But Problematic Deaths-of-Despair Narrative

Through the 1970s, Nicholas Kristof rode the Number 6 bus to school with Donna King, the Knapp’s five children, and…

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Bloomberg Is Wrong to Throw “Dealers” Under His Campaign Bus

For the first time in US political history, drug policy reform and harm reduction have taken center stage at presidential…

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The DA Prosecuting OD Survivors Also Pushes Drug-Induced Homicide Laws

Brent Eaton, an Indiana county attorney, is prosecuting people who have survived overdoses by using the administration of naloxone (Narcan), the…

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The Pittsburgh Steelers Want to Help Expunge Your Criminal Record

If you have a criminal record in Pennsylvania, the Steelers want to help you clear it. The football team announced…

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Lawsuit Over Equity Plan Sees Cambridge, MA Pause All New Cannabis Businesses

The city of Cambridge, Massachusetts is effectively stopping all new cannabis businesses from opening. This temporary order is in response…

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Budget Hawks Threaten Hopes for Cannabis Equity In San Diego

In San Diego, the second-largest city in California, marijuana is big business. But only people with the big bucks can…

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