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sister libby Fernandez shares coffee with a member of the unhoused community in Sacramento.

December 20, 2023

Hope on Wheels: Mercy Pedalers Extend Compassion to Sacramento’s Homeless Amid City-County Dispute

As the numbers of unhoused individuals rise year-to-year in the city and state, politicians continue to argue about how to address homelessness. The COVID-19 pandemic, unaffordable housing, and lack of shelters, recovery opportunities, and medication are all factors that contribute to this growing problem.

December 20, 2023

TIME journalist effectively uses one girl’s story to illuminate the painful consequences of abortion bans

Alter’s piece tugs at the heartstrings, and that seems to be the point. Her piece falls into the category of advocacy journalism, because she presents us the topic of reproductive rights with a specific viewpoint, through the narrative of a young girl, who’s life is forever altered.

Courtroom [credit. Karen Neoh]

December 20, 2023

Opening Statements in Brooklyn Burglary Trial: ‘It’s maintenance,’ the Alleged Intruder Said to Enter Her Home

In a riveting opening statement at Kings County Supreme Criminal Court on Oct. 6, prosecutors accused Robert Whiteley of a home invasion, while the defense challenged the absence of incriminating fingerprints.

December 18, 2023

Beyond Drug Decriminalization: 3 Years Later, was Oregon’s Measure 110 Worth It?

During the 2020 election, Portland became the epicenter of a national debate on drug policy. Measure 110 made Oregon the first state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of drugs. Did the law help, or hurt, the very people it was designed for?  Three years later, the debate rages on.

December 17, 2023

Lori Phillips Cleared of Hit-And-Run Death of Husband

A Wisconsin jury has cleared Lori Phillips of all charges concerning the tragic death of her husband.