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Ariel Edwards-Levy

If It's Not Their Water Being Banned, Americans Shrug Off Safety Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- More than a week after authorities lifted the tap water ban in Toledo, Ohio, a wary Darlene Blakely is still trying to remember not to t...

Your Crumbling Roads And Bridges May Get Even Worse This Year

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

An upcoming battle over funding for transportation projects could send America's infrastructure over the "highway cliff." The Highway Trust Fund, w...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

GOP Lawmakers Fought To Keep These People Uninsured. Now They Have To Rely On Hope.

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eight million Americans are insured through the Affordable Care Act's exchanges, President Barack Obama announced Thursday. Wendy TwarDo...

Why 'Corporate Democrats' Are Taking Over California

Capital and Main | Gary Cohn | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Capital and Main as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaboration...

California Medical Interpreter Bill Could 'Mean The Difference Between Life And Death In Hospitals'

The following story was reported by Capital and Main as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaboration...

Can Black Boys Cry? Tears Of Trayvon Martin And Jordan Davis: The Shadow Of Mass Incarceration

HuffPost | Antonio Moore | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

America as a nation has become a tale of two cities: one for young black men and one essentially for everyone else. While we can argue with this blank...

Is Cove Point The Next Keystone XL?

Zero Waste Girl | Caroline Selle | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

There was a time when "Stop the Keystone XL!" seemed like an unlikely rallying cry for the U.S. environmental movement. After all, plenty of pipelines...

Fear And Loathing In West Virginia

Pat LaMarche | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Pat LaMarche

While waiting for science to answer questions for 300,000 West Virginians, restaurants, clinics, and other water-based businesses -- those that can afford the cost of bottled water -- will likely outlast this crisis. Some restaurateurs, like Meena Anada, who owns Little India with her husband Harish, may use bottled water forever.

California Pension Cutters Bet Against Prosperity

The following story was reported by Capital and Main as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaboration...

How Jerry Brown Is Harming California's Seniors And Disabled -- And The People Who Care For Them

Capital and Main | Gary Cohn | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Capital and Main as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaboration...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

West Virginians Say Not Having Tap Water For 5 Days Is 'Unsettling'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Five days after a chemical spill prompted a ban on using tap water in West Virginia, the water has been declared safe in some areas. For...

World Bank's Lending Arm Linked To Deadly Honduras Conflict

Kate Woodsome | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The World Bank's private lending arm failed to apply its own ethical standards in disbursing millions of dollars to a palm oil company accused of turn...

Why Is One Commission Trying to Close California's Largest Public College?

Capital and Main | Gary Cohn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Capital and Main as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaborati...

Can Young People Make Government More Accountable?

Ravi Kumar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ravi Kumar

On a rainy Friday morning during the first week of this month, a young woman got on the stage of the auditorium in Queen Elizabeth Conference Center...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Virginia Attorney General Race Proves That Every Vote Matters

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

More than a week after the 2013 elections, Virginia voters are still waiting to hear who will be elected state attorney general. Amid intense jockeyin...

Solar Battery Backup Customers Want Security, Not Profit

Dan R. Fink | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dan R. Fink

When the electric grid goes down into a blackout, the consequences can be very serious for utility customers. Essential medical equipment such as oxyg...

Insurance Companies Misleading On Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Some insurance companies are sending cancellation notices or other "misleading" letters to customers in an attempt to push them into pricier alternati...

Pension Cutters Rely On Bipartisan Slogans, But Right-Wing Money

Frying Pan News | Gary Cohn | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Frying Pan News as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaboration ...

Are Virtual Schools Just Cyber Pie In The Sky?

Frying Pan News | Gary Cohn | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

The following story was reported by Frying Pan News as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaboration ...

Final Proof The Tea Party Was Founded As A Bogus AstroTurf Movement

Eric Zuesse | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Here is a screenshot of the Kochs' 2002 introduction of their "Tea Party," with a quotation from the original Tea Party's leader, Sam Adams, back in 1...

California Translation Bill Veto Misinterprets An Urgent Medical Need

Frying Pan News | Steven Mikulan | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Frying Pan News, and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. Poulinna Po had just walked ...

Louisville Premieres New Program to Fight Pulmonary Disease

Keith Runyon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Keith Runyon

On hot summer days, when the stagnant, humid air of this old river city hangs like a shroud, even people with healthy lungs find themselves gasping. F...

World's Richest 0.7% Own 13.67 Times as Much as World's Poorest 68.7%

Eric Zuesse | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Credit Suisse issued on October 9th their Global Wealth Report 2013, which finds that the world's richest 0.7% own 13.67 times as much as do the world...

HuffPost Readers: How Are You Affected By The Government Shutdown?

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

If you work for the government, or are otherwise affected by the government shutdown, we want to hear from you. If you're willing to discuss your pers...

California Pension-Cutting Ballot Initiative Revealed

Frying Pan News | Gary Cohn | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Frying Pan News as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaboration ...