Trump Wants to Get Tough on Crime. Victims Don’t Agree.

By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS August 11, 2017 Sending more people to prison, deporting illegal immigrants, cracking down on marijuana use — those are some of the things the Trump administration has said will make America safer. But what do crime victims think...

States Keep Saying Yes to Marijuana Use. Now Comes the Federal No.

By AVANTIKA CHILKOTI July 15, 2017 In a national vote widely viewed as a victory for conservatives, last year’s elections also yielded a win for liberals in eight states that legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. But the growing industry...

In Court, Diamond Reynolds Recounts Moments Before a Police Shooting

By MITCH SMITH June 6, 2017 ST. PAUL — Last summer, only seconds after watching a Minnesota police officer shoot her boyfriend during a traffic stop, Diamond Reynolds pulled out her phone and started recording. Shaken but steady, Ms. Reynolds told...

Marijuana on Religious Grounds? A Cannabis Church Opens in Denver

By JACEY FORTIN April 20, 2017 For the International Church of Cannabis in Denver, there were three reasons to celebrate on Thursday. First, it was opening day. The church, a more than century-old building recently adorned with brightly colored paintings by...