Last week, a North Dakota county issued an arrest warrant for Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman. The charge stems from her coverage of bloody standoffs over the Dakota Access Pipeline days before. The move raised plenty of eyebrows, but Goodman is far from the only reporter to face the threat of arrest for doing her job.
Author: Jan Lee
A panel of three judges put a partial halt to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline while the court reviews an emergency appeal by the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota. It’s an about-face turn from two weeks ago, but it’s only temporary. Meanwhile, the protests against the pipeline continue to swell.
On Saturday, several hundred protesters streamed over wire fences to stop the desecration of Native American burial sites by an oil company’s bulldozers. Not a great way to introduce neighbors to a new multi-state pipeline.
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Through Clothesline, the Diabetes Association and Value Village help Canadians reduce waste while funding crucial preventative healthcare services. We speak with Janelle Robertson, VP and general manager for the program, to learn more.
After several frustrating years of trying to establish immigration reform, President Obama has finally come up with a way to help immigrants caught in Congress’ tug-of-war over immigration and finances.
Landlords who want to “get to know” their prospective tenants have new tools in their arsenal. It’s tenant reporting services like we’ve never seen before. Social media and personal data normally protected under state and federal law are up for grabs. As one landlord consulting service put it, if the information is in a publicly accessible social media account, it’s “fair game.”
Donald Trump has gotten a lot of flack for “Made in the USA” product claims on his Amazon-advertised products — which he is now cleaning up thanks to a viral nudge by media, which had a field day the story. We take a look at his advertising wording and just what it is that helped create such a confusing criteria for the iconic made in America label.
North Carolina’s coal ash debate just got louder. Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and Environmental Working Group want the Environmental Protection Agency to get busy and set better rules regarding hexavalent chromium in drinking water, a chemical that is found in coal ash ponds like the ones Duke Energy maintains in North Carolina.
InterContinental Hotels Group, the parent corporation of popular hotel brands like Holiday Inn, spearheaded a certification program that requires its 5,000 or so franchises to meet environmental benchmarks. Interestingly, hotels aren’t just meeting the minimum requirements, they are reaching beyond them.
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What makes a diversity leader? We spoke with two highly successful consultants about what shaped their decision to become “diversity pioneers” and the message that is defining today’s businesses.
The state was already sued by the U.S. Justice Department over its anti-trans “bathroom bill.” But the real clout may come from the mounting list of executives who say the law is bad for business.