FROM Shoshana Walter
'Trimmigrants' claim abuse, trafficking at California's illegal pot farms The Emerald Triangle is a cluster of rural counties in the woods of Northern California. It’s also the Wild West of the marijuana industry. In harvest season, young people arrive at the pot farms there to trim the buds of marijuana plants. It’s a good seasonal gig, but most growers are men and many of the trimmers are women, which means there is an environment for sexual exploitation. A new report by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting explores the lives of ‘trimmigrants’ and reveals the sexual abuse some say they’ve been subjected to.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."