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RACIAL DIVERSITY AMONG TOP U.S. HOUSE STAFF As the only component of the original federal government directly elected by the people, the U.S. House of Representatives was designed to reflect the will of the people. But the empirical data in this report reveal that 230 years after ratification of the original U.S. Constitution, top staff…

Largest U.S. Border County Cancels Federal Grant Requiring Collaboration wi…

In a move that could have national repercussions, Pima County, Arizona, became the largest southern border county to reject federal funding under Operation Stonegarden (OPSG), which requires local law enforcement agencies to collaborate with federal immigration agencies to help apprehend undocumented immigrants. Pima County is the largest U.S. border county in area and second largest…

Rediscovering Ann Arbor’s Zero Waste Mojo

Throughout the U.S., the recycling movement has been suffering body blows. If it weren’t enough that the Trump Administration was dismantling on major environmental policy after another, new quality-based restrictions by Chinese scrap markets have sent the value of many recyclables into a nosedive. This is hurting all recyclers, but especially us in Michigan, where…