Stories by Melissa Chadburn

Melissa Chadburn's work has appeared or is upcoming in Guernica, PANK Magazine, WordRiot, Vol. 1 Brooklyn and elsewhere. Reach her at fictiongrrrl(at) or follow her on twitter @melissachadburn. subscribe to Melissa Chadburn's feed

Posted on: Sep 7, 2016, Source: Capital and Main

In order to succeed, the regulation of legal pot needs to be balanced.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Los Angeles has an ordinance that fines banks for leaving foreclosed homes in disrepair. So why are so many of them blighted, dragging down whole neighborhoods?

Posted on: Apr 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

L.A. janitors and airport workers have been building momentum for a possible strike for weeks -- and they have big plans for May Day.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

California's state deficit led to furloughs for already-crunched workers--two of them share their stories of how anti-worker propaganda causes real problems.