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Green, twenty-foot-tall fields of research hemp might be waving in the Davis breeze by the next year in a startling breakthrough for California hemp advocates...
A little more than a year ago, journalist Glenn Greenwald and his then-colleagues at the Guardian, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill, set off for Hong...
DEA Says It Will Ignore President Obama's Wishes During Congressional Hearing on Marijuana Policy www.eastbayexpress.com
Imagine if a vice-president at Google told Congress she thought that company CEO Larry Page was doing a bad job, and that the rank-and-file employees...
The Arizona Supreme Court slapped down a dumb law that criminalized driving while sober in the medical marijuana state. [jump] Arizona state law had held...
Oakland to Pay $4.5 million to Iraq War Vet Scott Olsen: Occupy Protester Injured by Police. www.eastbayexpress.com
The City of Oakland has agreed to pay a $4.5 million legal settlement to Scott Olsen, the 24-year-old Marine Corps veteran who was critically wounded...
The Real Purpose of Oakland's Surveillance Center: City leaders argued need for massive surveillance system to combat violent crime, but internal documents reveal also focused on tracking political protesters www.eastbayexpress.com
City leaders have argued that Oakland needs a massive surveillance system to combat violent crime, but internal documents reveal that city staffers are also focused on tracking political protesters.
Fracking Jerry Brown: The governor signed a bill that likely will expand fracking in California after taking $2.5 million in contributions from oil and natural gas interests. www.eastbayexpress.com
The governor signed a bill that likely will expand fracking in California after taking $2.5 million in contributions from oil and natural gas interests.
Diane Feinstein's husband involved in major post office selling scandal. "The husband of US Senator Dianne Feinstein has been selling post offices to his friends, cheap..." www.eastbayexpress.com
The husband of US Senator Dianne Feinstein has been selling post offices to his friends, cheap.
US Attorney Melinda Haag to Continue Medical Marijuana Crackdown, Despite White House Directive www.eastbayexpress.com
The US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California — which has conducted an almost two-year long crackdown on state-legal medical cannabis businesses —...
State to Send More Inmates to Fungal-Infected Prisons | News | Oakland, Berkeley, Bay Area & California | East Bay Express www.eastbayexpress.com
Just weeks after a federal judge ordered California to remove inmates from two prisons that have been plagued by a deadly fungal infection, state officials are planning to send in more inmates who may be susceptible to the disease.
For-Profit Prison Company Tells Investors: Economy Recovery Will Put More People In Prison www.eastbayexpress.com
Business Insider Australia writes July 18 that "as the U.S. economy improves, people are going back to work, investing in their homes, and preparing to...
Friday Must Reads: Oakland-East Bay Housing Market Is the Hottest Nationwide; The Future of First Fridays Is in Doubt | Politics and Breaking News | Oakland, Berkeley, Bay Area & California | Seven Days www.eastbayexpress.com
A general news blog for Oakland, Berkeley, and the greater East Bay.
Privatizing UC Instruction | News | Oakland, Berkeley, Bay Area & California | East Bay Express www.eastbayexpress.com
A controversial bill proposes that California public universities partner with private technology companies to provide general education classes online.
A People-Focused Solution | Feature | Oakland, Berkeley & Bay Area News & Arts Coverage www.eastbayexpress.com
Restorative justice programs may offer the best new hope for reducing violence in Oakland schools and the city overall, but their future funding is uncertain.
The East Bay Poetry Summit Brings Poetry Out of Bookstores and Into People's Homes | Oakland, Berkeley & Bay Area Culture www.eastbayexpress.com
A weekend of poetry parties at various East Bay residences.
Can Pot Help Cure PTSD? | Reporting on California Cannabis Culture | Oakland, Berkeley, Bay Area & California | David Downs www.eastbayexpress.com
New research suggests that the main ingredient in marijuana may help alleviate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
How To Buy Maryland Medical Marijuana: First, Wait Three Years ... | Legalization Nation www.eastbayexpress.com
Maryland's state nickname may be "Free State", but it won't feel liberating to patients who qualify for medical marijuana. The Maryland State Senate voted 42-4...
Colorado became the first U.S. state to regulate and tax sales of recreational marijuana yesterday, the Denver Post reports. Legislators levied a 15 percent excise...
At Women's Rock Camp, playing music is an empowering, supportive, nonjudgmental affair.
Debtor's Purgatory | Feature | Oakland, Berkeley & Bay Area News & Arts Coverage www.eastbayexpress.com
People who can't afford to hire an attorney have virtually no chance in court against well-heeled lawyers for banks and debt collection companies.