Stories by Bobbi Murray

Bobbi Murray is a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles. subscribe to Bobbi Murray's feed

Posted on: Apr 14, 2017, Source: Capital and Main

Beware of Refund Anticipation Checks, payday loans, and Refund Anticipation Loan, tax scams preying on America's neediest.

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.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2016, Source: Capital and Main

The finances of charter schools receive less oversight than the average public school bake sale.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.