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Stories by Bobbi Murray
Bobbi Murray is a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles.
Looking Back: When California Budgets Shrank and Classrooms Exploded
Posted on: Nov 3, 2016, Source: Capital and Main
California parents can still provide a shell-shocked description of how cuts showed up hard and fast in the classroom and destabilized school communities.
Charter Schools Are Frequently Dogged by Corruption Scandals - Why Is It So Hard to Hold Them Accountable?
Posted on: Jun 27, 2016, Source: Capital and Main
The finances of charter schools receive less oversight than the average public school bake sale.
Labor Plays Hardball
Posted on: Oct 10, 2005, Source: LA CityBeat
L.A.'s powerful union movement unites to defeat the governor's ballot initiatives, even as the national movement threatens to fragment.
Posted on: Jul 18, 2005, Source: LA CityBeat
Lacking health insurance and tired of working for peanuts, Los Angeles-area janitors strike against aerospace contractors.
A Law and Order Kind of Guy
Posted on: Dec 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet
David Soares' victory in the Albany County district attorney's race jarred loose changes that once seemed impossible; reform of New York's ultra-punitive Rockefeller drug laws.
Negotiating Three Strikes
Posted on: Dec 2, 2004, Source: LA CityBeat
The Governator helped crush Prop. 66, but reforms for California's controversial Three Strikes law may still be coming.
Money for Nothing
Posted on: Sep 14, 2003, Source: The Nation
It's now accepted as nothing less than gospel that public bodies must give out subsidies to private companies to fuel economic growth.
The Drug War Goes Prime Time
Posted on: Oct 3, 2002, Source: AlterNet
A new HBO series breaks new ground in both its depiction of the drug war and, more importantly, the racial stereotypes that accompany it.
Orphaned By the Drug War
Posted on: Sep 25, 2002, Source: AlterNet
When a woman of color is arrested on a drug charge, three generations of her family pay the price: mother, child, and grandmother.
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