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8:42am

Mon March 3, 2014
Cops & Courts

Reveal #2: Chicago's heroin supply + teen solitary in NYC

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman

From The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, Reveal is for anyone who is interested in stories that break news and change our understanding of how the world works.  Reveal examines what governments, businesses and communities are doing behind the scenes, hidden from public view.

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11:15am

Fri February 7, 2014
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Cannabis News Roundup: February 7, 2014

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Police say they’ll regulate since Assembly won’t… Congressional committee reviews cannabis policy… Dhar Mann sentenced in Oakland… Mendo sheriff to arrest water thieves at illegal grow sites… Bieber “pot plane”… and more.

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5:43pm

Wed February 5, 2014
Cops & Courts

Bay Area cities expand employment protections for ex-convicts

A job application asks about past convictions.
Flickr user: Waponi

When you fill out a job application, you expect to answer some basic questions. Things like your employment and education history, and relevant skills to the job. And in many cases, you also have to check a box to declare whether you’ve ever been convicted of a crime.

In the city of Richmond, though, that last one is no longer fair game. It hasn’t been for a couple of years, since the city passed an ordinance called “ban the box,” forbidding government employees from asking job applicants about their criminal histories.

More than 50 cities and counties, as well as 10 states, have enacted some form of “ban the box” laws. That includes California.

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10:58am

Fri January 31, 2014
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Cannabis News Roundup: January 31, 2014

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Medical cannabis in CA is a “con job,” says Law Enforcement … Hemp study included in House farm bill… Banks leery of working with dispensaries… Super Bowl billboard competition…  Flying high to Denver… and more.

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“California’s medical marijuana law is a giant con job” says State law enforcement // SacBee

LEGALIZATION

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5:54pm

Wed January 29, 2014

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