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A growing number of cities are investing in co-ops to keep money local and neighborhoods affordable.
Los Angeles is one of few U.S. cities where street trade isn’t widely permitted. But for immigrants and low-income people, it’s often the only way to earn a living.
It will take at least three decades to completely leave behind fossil fuels. But we can do it. And the first step is to start with the easy stuff.
Doomed as it may be, an oil tax is a step toward redefining energy as a public good—for which everyone pays the cost of overuse and abuse.
This neighborhood made gardens out of vacant lots to tackle gentrification and high youth unemployment.
In California’s predominantly Spanish speaking Eastern Coachella Valley, younger Latinos are showing support for Sanders, upending the narrative that his appeal does not extend beyond white voters.
A union for Seattle Uber drivers means finally having the right to a two-way conversation with their multibillion-dollar employer.
A public health researcher explains why life expectancy in the United States is falling, and it has to do with income inequality rising.
Companies like Coca-Cola and Monsanto were called out for conflicts of interest, leaving many in the public health sector to wonder if next year transparency might become the new normal.
Rebuilding workers’ rights is possible—even with labor policy’s 30-year gridlock.