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Amo beat 10 other candidates in a contentious Democratic primary for the state’s first congressional district seat. “I’ve been running to make a difference, not to make history.” NICHOLAS MILLER Rhode Island has had 126 representatives and senators in Congress in its history. All have been white. Gabe Amo, a former Biden staffer and now Democratic […]
On November 7, Ohio will vote on Issue 1, which would guarantee access to abortion. “Every individual has a right to make and carry out one’s own reproductive decisions.” MOLLY MORROW On November 7, voters in Ohio will decide on a constitutional amendment known as Issue 1, which would establish a right to abortion up to […]
The board has banned “critical race theory” and decried ethnic studies, but a local group of Black mothers has a plan. “We’re going to use what’s available to us—the right we have as citizens to recall.” MARA MARQUES CAVALLARO Last December, in Temecula, Calif., a small city in a blue county known for its wineries […]
Approximately 40 states allow courts to charge for the use of a public defender, acting as an additional punishment for those who cannot afford to pay. NICHOLAS MILLER Joshua Sedgeman thought his court-appointed lawyer would be free. He was indigent after all, meaning his financial circumstances qualified him for public representation after he was arrested […]
Organizers collected 116,000 signatures in support of a referendum to repeal the ordinance authorizing the police training facility, but it’s unclear if—and when—the initiative will be voted on. MIRA SYDOW This summer, Stop Cop City organizers pivoted to use the state’s legal processes to advance their goals. What started as a neighborhood environmental campaign two […]
With every city council seat up for grabs in 2023, progressives hope for a veto-proof majority to pass meaningful affordable housing policies. THEIA CHATELLE No place in the US has put inflation in the rearview mirror quite as fast as Minneapolis,” proclaims a Bloomberg article from August, praising the Minneapolis metropolis as the “First American […]