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Maryland Governor’s Marijuana Pardons a Win for Justice, But Is It Enough?

Stephanie Shepard has had unsettling feelings in the pit of her stomach ever since she was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute marijuana. She couldn't believe that a drug sentence’s mandatory minimum carried more weight than a homicide-related offense. Before Shepard was transferred from New York to a […]

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Marvin Hayes Is Spreading ‘Compost Fever’ in Baltimore. He Thinks it Might Save the City.

This story is published in partnership with Inside Climate News, a nonprofit, independent news organization that covers climate, energy and the environment. Sign up for the ICN newsletter here. Marvin Hayes pulled up outside a beige brick home in Baltimore’s leafy Mount Washington neighborhood in his white cargo van to collect the bucket of food scraps his […]

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On a ‘Toxic Tour’ of Baltimore, a Hidden Part of the City is Revealed

This article originally appeared on Inside Climate News, a nonprofit, independent news organization that covers climate, energy and the environment. It is republished with permission. Sign up for their newsletter here. Harm City: First in a series about environmental justice and climate adaptation in Baltimore’s neighborhoods. Nicole Fabricant seemed like a natural guide. A professor of anthropology at […]