Aura Bogado at Mother Jones: Hazing Arizona
It was Arpaio’s zeal that compelled me to spend five months on his home turf last year. I wanted to see firsthand how his tactics affected the Latino residents who make up 31 percent of the county’s population.
Ana Arias at Boulder Weekly: Dreaming of a future
She has grown up in Boulder County with what her mother, who we will call “Paola,” calls a “hunger for education” that hangs by the same pendulum that thousands of other DREAM Act youths cling to, as they await the bill’s passage.
Doctors Without Borders: Chad: Heavy Rains in the Midst of a Malnutrition Crisis
Areas in Chad have been hit by the worst flooding in more than 10 years while at the same time the country is experiencing an intense malnutrition crisis.
Ryan Burns at The Journal: Talking Trees
Using a sub-millimeter drill bit and computer analysis programs, he’s able to examine the isotopic makeup of the wood within each annual ring. “For example fog water has a particular isotopic signature,” he said, holding up one of the thin redwood cores. By studying those isotope signatures, he can see not only whether the summer of 1959 was a particularly wet one (or dry, or hot); he can even tell how the tree responded to that stimuli.
Caitlin Donohue at San Francisco Bay Guardian: Veterans of discrimination
Eventually, the army realized the guys weren’t terrorists and put them to work, stationing them on the front lines of WWII’s most dangerous conflicts.