How Iowa Became the Nation’s Leader In Wind Energy
by Kim EckartMay 02, 2016
- Even though Iowa is typically associated with red state politics, everyone there seems to agree that wind power makes economic sense for one of the windiest states in the country.
The Tiny House Village Holding a Family Together
by Viola GaskellMay 02, 2016
- A tiny house complex in Seattle shows what it can do for homeless families by helping one couple raise their baby together under one (very small) roof.
The Little-Known Farmworkers Who Sparked the Biggest Labor Movement In U.S. History
by Alexa StrabukMay 01, 2016
- There would be no Cesar Chavez without the Filipino manongs of Delano, California, whose decision to strike set off the most significant labor movement the United States has ever seen.
Portland Fast Food Workers Don’t Just Want a Raise—They Want a Union Too
by Tamara KneeseApr 29, 2016
- Employees at Burgerville, a Pacific Northwest restaurant chain, are unionizing and demanding benefits. Even without their employer’s recognition, their union offers an alternative model for organizing low-wage workers.
How Can Southern States Increase Voter Access for Black Residents After DMV Closures?
by YES! StaffApr 29, 2016
- When DMV closures threatened Black voter access in Alabama, the government launched a traveling ID service. But is it enough?
Beyond the NFL: A New Plan to Treat Brain Injuries For Women Escaping Abuse
by Reagan JacksonApr 28, 2016
- Unlike players in the NFL, women who struggle with lifelong effects of concussions from abuse are rarely diagnosed. In Phoenix, scientists and advocates are working to change that.
Still Saying YES!—20 Years of Solutions Journalism
by Sarah van GelderApr 28, 2016
- Like many startups, YES! Magazine began with an energized small team, an idea we thought important, and a basement office. Twenty years later, we're stronger than ever.
The Pragmatic Impacts of Sanders’ Big Dreams
by Sarah van GelderApr 27, 2016
- Even with Tuesday’s campaign setbacks, Bernie Sanders’ pledge to make the country more equitable and sustainable is more realistic than some people are letting on.
Humanizing Heroin Addiction: Photos of the Real Lives of Users
by Aaron GoodmanApr 25, 2016
- Can more balanced representations of drug users spark discussions on how to solve North America’s heroin epidemic?
A Sanders-Clinton Combined Strategy Could Boost Native Americans’ Quality of Life
by Jennifer BiessApr 23, 2016
- To meet multifaceted needs in Indian Country, Sanders and Clinton should combine their economic proposals.
National Parks Are Used Mostly By Older White People. Here’s Why That Needs to Change
by Lornet TurnbullApr 22, 2016
- With its history of segregation, the Park Service has had a rocky relationship with race. But if youth of color don’t connect with the outdoors, who will be its future stewards?
In Photos: The Indigenous Protectors of the World’s Most Sacred Places
by Christopher McLeodApr 21, 2016
- All around the world, sites sacred to indigenous people are besieged by mining, tourism, and other threats. Meet the groups safeguarding and restoring them.
Want to Hire a Worker-Owned Co-op? There’s an App for That
by Michelle StearnApr 20, 2016
- Coopify wants to bring a sense of community to the app-based booking world by connecting worker-owned cooperatives and other low-income task workers directly with consumers.
The Seed-Saving Farmers Securing the Future of Food
by Erin SagenApr 19, 2016
- The problems of—and the solutions for—our industrialized food system start at the most basic level: the seed.
Progressive Politics Don’t Feel So Inclusive When You’re Latino
by Roberto LovatoApr 18, 2016
- Failing to understand the interests of 55 million Latinos has been one of the greatest political failures of our time. Latinos want to be heard on more than just immigration issues.