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Silence in the Fields
by Barry Yeoman
A little-known federal program allows American farmers to fill thousands of jobs with imported laborers. And when the "guestworkers" complain about substandard conditions, it's easy enough to ship them straight back home.
Half an Ounce of Healing
by Evelyn Nieves
For patients with cancer, AIDS, and glaucoma, a Santa Cruz medical marijuana club dispenses some homegrown relief.
A Slow White Death
photo essay by Harriet Logan
text by Donovan Webster
At the far reaches of the former Soviet empire, Mongolia's nomadic herders battle inflation, famine, and a killer winter.
The Shovel Rebellion
by Florence Williams
Pipe bombs. Illegal land grabs. Threats against federal officials. Is Elko County, Nevada, seeing the germ of another Sagebrush Rebellion -- or the last gasp of the Old West?
Tilting at Tree Bags
by Ian Frazier
One man's continuing quest to free a city's trees from the flapping blight of plastic bags
Readers sound off on logging in the Tongass National Forest, eliminating overseas tax havens, and patriotic activism.
Kosovo's river of rescue
Power Plays: The Seduction of Paul Wellstone
by Steve Perry
How the "Senator from the Left" learned to play the Capitol game -- and promptly forgot why he went to Washington
by Sue Halpern
To those who say their two-wheeled rallies block traffic, the bicyclists of Critical Mass reply: We are traffic