Report: Immigration detention system still needs work

A group of more than 50 Midwest human rights organizations say human rights violations, limited legal counsel and inadequate medical care still plague immigrant detention facilities one year after President Barack Obama pledged to improve the system. In a report released Oct. 6, the coalition graded Obama’s administration below average on facility oversight, development of […]

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Project Censored

Censored in a brave new world by Rebecca Bowe (rebeccab@sfbg.com ) The world was a different place in 1976 when Carl Jensen, professor of communications at Sonoma State University, founded Project Censored to highlight important national news stories that were underreported or outright ignored by the mainstream press. Then, there were few good alternatives to […]

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Moving In

Homeless not hard to find, if you know where to look We parked outside what used to be Mac’s Tavern, a forgotten space just north of Cuming on a stretch of 16th Street that’s full of shuttered buildings. The doors were still locked behind iron grates, but Anne Smolsky heard laughter around back. Behind Mac’s, […]

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Heineman and Bruning could face federal investigation

Heineman and Bruning could face federal investigation Political activist group BOLD Nebraska is filing a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission over campaign contributions Gov. Dave Heineman and state Attorney General John Bruning received from the Canadian company hoping to build an oil pipeline that would transport a half-million barrels of oil a day […]

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In Bloom

Inner-city team plants healthier neighborhoods “Oh no, Jumoke! Not the azuki!” It was early in the growing season and Jeannie Dickes’ reaction to her City Sprouts co-director Jumoke Omojola came after discovering that the beans were accidentally pulled from a plot by a fresh crop of would-be gardeners. “I have to learn to let it […]

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Breaking Bread and Barriers

Omaha Table Talk digs deeper on race People don’t physically break bread any more, but that’s OK — it’s the idea that matters, says A’Jamal Byndon, director of Omaha Table Talk. Coming together and opening up remain the defining characteristics behind the organization, which hosts its seventh-annual series of dinner table discussions about race and […]

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