About half of the entire private-sector workforce has no employer-sponsored retirement plan. Several states are trying to address this, but the investment industry is aggressively seeking to block them.
Cities from California to Virginia are terminating agreements with ICE, despite the loss of substantial revenues.
Open primaries, early voting and automatic voter registration are key steps that states can take, according to the progressive think tank co-founded by Jane Sanders, the wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Only California permits marijuana smoking at pot retailers with specially designed lounges. Unsurprisingly, San Francisco is the trailblazer.
Approval by the state Senate would put a proposed constitutional amendment enshrining the right to health care on the ballot for Oregon voters in November. Uncertainties about how costs can be underwritten will remain.
Long-term marijuana purveyors see the attorney general's move to end a federal "hands-off" policy as a bump in the road to proving their legitimacy.
Oregon passed a law preventing state agencies from targeting undocumented immigrants 30 years ago. Now, California is following its lead.
The Reproductive Health Equity Act requires health insurers to offer birth control and abortion without charging patients a copay.
The Truthdig columnist and the Portland-based illustrator and journalist discussed hate crimes, religious extremism and opposition to fascism, as well as Hedges' "CAGED" project.
Many residents of Woodburn are living in fear since raids in February by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement resulted in the detention of 11 men.