After Charlottesville Violence, Colleges Brace for More Clashes

By DANA GOLDSTEIN August 16, 2017 After a planned speech in February by the right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos attracted demonstrators who started fires and shattered windows, the University of California, Berkeley realized it had a major hole in its event...

How a Rising Minimum Wage Affects Jobs in Seattle

Two studies offer conflicting conclusions on the law’s effects on the labor market, and some say the area’s economic boom is a larger factor.

In Ann Coulter’s Speech Battle, Signs That Conservatives Are Emboldened

By JEREMY W. PETERS April 26, 2017 Without uttering a word to students at the University of California, Berkeley, Ann Coulter on Wednesday made herself the latest cause célèbre in the rapidly escalating effort by conservatives to fight...

Conservatives Groups Sue Berkeley Over Ann Coulter Cancellation

By THOMAS FULLER April 24, 2017 BERKELEY, Calif. — Days after the University of California, Berkeley, canceled an appearance by the author Ann Coulter, two conservative organizations filed a federal lawsuit on Monday accusing the university of trying...

Berkeley Is Being Tested on 2 Fronts: Free Speech and Safety

By THOMAS FULLER and STEPHANIE SAUL April 21, 2017 BERKELEY, Calif. — In explaining why it had canceled a speech by Ann Coulter scheduled for next week, the University of California, Berkeley, said that it had “very specific...