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2016 Iowa Caucus

by Max Whittaker

Another four years have passed and once again the circus of presidential candidates and accompanying media descended on the state of Iowa for the first real vote of the campaign. The New York Times sent me to Iowa for the…

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Drought in the American West

by Max Whittaker

The American West is entering it’s fourth year of a historic drought. Climate change is playing a role, but there’s simply not enough water to support the increasing population and large-scale agriculture in what is essentially a desert.

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California Wildfires

by Max Whittaker

The years-long drought in California has led to a steady uptick in the number, size and ferocity in wildfires in the state. Wildfires are a natural phenomenon, but drought, climate change and decades of fire suppression led to more than…

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In the Shadow of the Sun

by Max Whittaker

“In the Shadow of the Sun” is Max Whittaker’s ongoing exploration of the often ignored segments of California – the Central Valley and rural California, and a rebuttal to the typical representation of California as a land of wealth and…

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Unincorporated: California’s Forgotten Communities

by Max Whittaker

Across California there are hundreds of unincorporated communities. While a few are some of the state’s richest areas; most lack sewer systems, clean drinking water, sidewalks, street lights, and storm drains. Populated by poor, working class Latinos, they’re neglected by…

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The Deciders

by Max Whittaker

Iowa isn’t content to just be the first primary state. Republicans in the state get a jump on everyone else by holding the Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa in mid-August. Candidates roam around the corn-filled state, and any Iowan who…

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Wisconsin Protests

by Max Whittaker

Thousands of protestors gathered at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison to voice their opposition to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed elimination of collective bargaining rights for public unions. Their protest runs around the clock as they spend the night on…

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Operation Achilles

by Max Whittaker

Afghanistan is America’s longest war, and despite the rhetoric, there is no end in sight. This is a look at an operation in Southern Afghanistan through the eyes of one platoon in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne.

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Death of a Trailer Park

by Max Whittaker

As the gap between the rich and poor in the United States grows, so does the disparity in housing. Nowhere is this more evident than in California. Housing is not keeping up with population growth – 250,000 families move to…

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