Maya Schenwar of Truthout: Even the best visitation policies can't make up for the broken bonds and fragmented communities that incarceration produces. But at least we can allow people in jail to see their loved ones face to face.
For Indigenous people at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, the fight to halt the Dakota Access pipeline is, in part, about defending a way of life.
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Peter Sleeth is a veteran investigative reporter who covered the Iraq war for The Oregonian and helped the paper win a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for breaking news. Now freelancing, his most recent piece for the Oregon Historical Quarterly is a profile of progressive-era activist Tom Burns.