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State hearings reveal the vulnerability of workers who live in fear of retaliation if they speak out

This is Part 1 of a three-part series on the working conditions and treatment of immigrant forestry workers. 

Next: Street Roots will explore the role of government regulators and land management agencies, as well as contractors. 

Food Recovery Network helps colleges recover surplus unsold food

On Oct. 14, Willamette University’s Food Recovery Network collected the food discarded from students’ plates and weighed the results: 219 pounds of food wasted. 

Author explains how U.S. can throw away less food, give more to people in need

It’s at the intersection of squandered natural resources, wasted money, worsening climate change and persistent social injustice, and it’s sitting in your refrigerator (probably at the back). It’s food waste, and the United State has a lot of it. 

To me, it’s absolutely...

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