Oregon

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A sign from an Occupy Wall Street protest against income inequality in 2011. (Photo: a.mina/flickr/cc)
The city of Portland, Oregon on Wednesday took a bold step towards addressing the national scourge of extreme pay inequality with the passage of a landmark tax penalty to be imposed on companies whose CEO makes more than 100 times the average worker's salary. "This is as close as I've ever [come] to a tax on inequality itself," said outgoing...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
On a day imbued with painful significance for many Native Americans, hundreds...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"We're doing what so many people told us we were incapable of doing: holding our leaders accountable for their disastrous and dangerous actions," said Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a 16-year-old plaintiff and youth director of Earth Guardians. (Image via EcoWatch)
In a powerful late Thursday ruling, a U.S. judge dismissed all attempts by the...