Stories by Michelle Chen

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Posted on: Aug 29, 2007, Source: In These Times

The chances that Congress will allow the expansion of low power FM broadcast radio stations to exist in big radio markets offers a huge opportunity for citizens to communicate outside of the corporate airwaves.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2007, Source: The NewStandard

As the U.S. Forest Service pursues a logging plan for the Tongass, conservationists are pushing for different economic priorities in Alaska.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2007, Source: The NewStandard

Fast-tracked pharmaceuticals are on the market for an average of almost two years without beginning required safety tests, and the FDA is letting it happen.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2006, Source: The NewStandard

Last week's ludicrous governmental report, which denied the efficacy of medical marijuana, is the Bush administration's latest attempt to divorce science from policy.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2006, Source: The NewStandard

Although the poor pay a heavy tax burden at the federal level, when it comes to state and local taxes, they as much as the richest brackets.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2006, Source: The NewStandard

In two years, the Bush administration spent $1.6 billion to paint a prettier picture of its failing policies, even as it cut away the social safety net.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2005, Source: The NewStandard

While claiming to relieve polluting companies of paperwork, a new EPA plan will let polluters off the hook in reporting their toxic emissions.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Residents and workers are rebuilding the city in the shadow of toxic contamination, even as officials at all levels give mixed messages about the wisdom of returning to the area.