Considered a model facility, the Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall still places youth in 23-hour isolation, sometimes for days on end. But amid a national debate over juvenile solitary confinement, Santa Cruz could serve as a guide for reform.
UCLA continued to approve luxury accommodations for two of its biggest spenders, despite criticism for lavish travel and entertainment expenses by its top academic officials. The university now has issued new travel guidelines that restrict some expenditures.
Payments by the Department of Veterans Affairs in the decade after 9/11 went to grieving families, ranging from Iraq War veterans who committed suicide after being turned away from mental health treatment to botched surgeries and fatal neglect of elderly veterans.
U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, whose district includes 11 Superfund sites, requested details on how the Environmental Protection Agency deals with the pollution that’s left behind by treating and shipping toxic waste across the country and whether it’s looked into alternative cleanup methods.
This short documentary goes inside the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk on the second day of its existence, after a small group of Russian loyalists announce its cessation from Ukraine and attempt to form a new government. (via Vice News)