• Inside an Illinois abortion clinic bracing for impact

    Hanz Dismer doesn’t have many moments to catch their breath at work these days. The education research coordinator at Hope Clinic for Women, an abortion clinic in Granite City, Illinois, Dismer is constantly bustling between supporting clinic staff, finalizing clinic research on patient demographics and statistics for the clinic, and providing counseling to patients. “Right [ ]

  • How foreign private equity hooked New England’s fishing industry

    This story was published originally byProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Before dawn, Jerry Leeman churned through inky black waters, clutching the wheel of the fishing vessel Harmony. The 85-foot [ ]

  • The hell of being pregnant in prison is about to get so much worse

    Things were already hellish for pregnant people in prisons and jails. With the Roe reversal, it’s about to get even worse. The United States incarcerates more women than anywhere else in the world, disproportionately women of color, and most of them are of reproductive age. An estimated 58,000 pregnant people are sent behind bars each [ ]

  • DOJ sues Arizona over "textbook violation" of election law

    The Department of Justice filed a suit yesterday against an Arizona law that will require people to provide proof of citizenship to vote by mail or in federal elections Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke called the law a “textbook violation of the National Voter Registration Act ” Ever since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013—and [ ]

  • My daughter ran My father was shot I’ll never forget the strangers who helped us

    For years, Allison Kamen has had a birthday tradition: the Fourth of July parade at her parents’ town of Highland Park, Illinois, followed by a barbecue and fireworks This year was particularly special since it was her 50th She drove with her husband and nine-year-old daughter from their home in Evanston, a half hour away, [ ]

  • If Republicans retake Congress in November, here’s what their agenda will look like

    During a press conference earlier this year, a reporter asked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell about how Republicans would govern if they reclaimed both congressional chambers in the upcoming midterm elections   “That is a very good question,” McConnell replied “And I’ll let you know when we take it back ” But you don’t have to wait [ ]