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Seized marijuana legalization petitions missing

Task force allegedly held gun to 14-year-old boy's head

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Exclusive Audio: Brothers embark on walk across America to fight corporate personhood

Two brothers in their late sixties are setting out on a journey they hope will "restore democracy to America." Starting out from San Francisco, Robin and Laird Monahan have begun a 3000-mile hike that will take them across ten states to Washington, DC.

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Pirates take over small-town radio signal

Residents of San Mateo County, California are hearing an unusual sound on the 89.3 frequency of their FM radios these days. Commercial-free radio programmed by real, local people.

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Exclusive: Davey D speaks truth to power at SF MusicTech

At the semi-annual SF Music Tech conference, Raw Story sat down for an exclusive interview with Oakland-based journalist and hip hop impresario Davey D.

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Paper: Drudge is falsely portraying our Obama story

The public editor of a newspaper in Michigan called out online news portal Drudge Report today, accusing the site of being "constantly on the lookout for making mountains out of molehills."

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'There is a narrative that's missing' Laura Flanders tells grassroots radio gathering

Television and radio host Laura Flanders ripped into what she called "the all-about the-money media" and encouraged 150 radio enthusiasts to work harder at storytelling in a keynote address to the Grassroots Radio Conference May 14.

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Another worker 'suicide' at Apple, Sony manufacturer in China

'Blood-stained dagger' found at site of alleged suicide

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More troops hospitalized for mental health than any other reason

More U.S. troops were hospitalized for mental health disorders than any other reason in 2009.

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Soldiers 'joked about killing women and children'

An Iraq War veteran who served with the company shown in the "Collateral Murder" video released by whistleblower web site Wikileaks says the military trained him to dehumanize Iraqis.

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'Journalism of neutrality is an illusion' and inadequate to democracy, says professor

If journalism's role is to help people be meaningful participants in a democratic society then journalism has to take on important questions in the prophetic voice, author and professor Dr. Robert Jensen told Raw Story.

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Use of federal funds by gay marriage foes investigated

A politically-influential Christian organization in Iowa may have violated the Establishment Clause by spending federal funds on a program called "Marriage Matters." Now, the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa plans to investigate the Iowa Family Policy Center, which received $3 million in federal grants between 2004 and 2009.

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Email exposes anti-immigration lawyer specifically targeted poor Latinos

Correspondence between lawyer Kris Kobach and Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce (R-Mesa) suggests that Arizona's new immigration law, conceived in the nation's capital, was intended to hit poor Latinos the hardest.

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High school principal calls Facebook page wishing Obama dead 'funny'

A New Hampshire high school principal is insisting her membership in a Facebook group lamenting that Barack Obama lived through his first year in office is all a big misunderstanding.

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Frank: GOP deregulation, not porn, was SEC's problem

In the wake of splashy coverage of the porn scandal at the Securities and Exchange Commission, called a political ploy by a sleuthing watchdog, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) told MSNBC on Friday that deregulation of banks was the real problem.

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Palin defends evangelist who called Islam an 'evil and wicked religion'

Sarah Palin is defending evangelist Franklin Graham after he was uninvited to chair a major Pentagon event next month, in light of his inflammatory remarks against Islam.

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