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Beaverton woman admits to visa fraud, forced labor

(AP) - A Beaverton woman accused of fraudulently obtaining visas to bring cooks to the U.S. for cheap labor at two restaurants in Oregon and ... and Teriyaki Thai in Ridgefield between 2011 and 2014. ... read more

Feds file human-trafficking suit against farm labor contractor

LOS ANGELES, California - The federal government is calling a human-trafficking lawsuit against a California-based farm labor contractor ... the farms and were forced to live in cramped, dirty conditi... read more

California Court Upholds First Amendment Right Not to Bake Cake for Same-Sex Wedding

Here, Rodriguez—Del Rios plan to engage in speech. They plan celebration to declare ... wedding cakes with no text or symbolic design on them is not. (In this case, the couple selected a preexisting d... read more

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On Food Justice: An Interview with Slow Food’s Josh Viertel

Last month, Slow Food organized its members to “take back the happy meal” by showing that it’s possible to cook a nutritious ... a board meeting in Portland, Oregon, and was full of praise for both An... read more

"The United States is better positioned for economic growth than any other" says Obama

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Your comments on my ‘animals’ column

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White-Owned Restaurants Shamed for Serving Ethnic Food: It's Cultural Appropriation

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Victims break chains of slavery

Buenos Aires city officials say in 2010 they identified 1,200 locations where forced labor was suspected of taking place. They acknowledge it is a challenge to shut down the sweatshops and admit they ... read more

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