A day in the life of a black market marijuana dealer in Colorado
As a part of today’s storyline on marijuana policy, the Washington Post spent time with Colorado dealers operating in the state’s black market for marijuana. The state’s recent legalization of marijuana hasn’t yet hurt the black market trade. The Washington Post spoke to one man who spoke about his experience as a dealer in Colorado’s black market. :
Inside Colorado’s flourishing, segregated market for marijuana.
America’s highest rates of marijuana arrests.
Blunt forces: how marijuana is changing America.
There's no link between the states that have improved opportunity over the last 30 years and the places where Americans have moved in that time.
New research shows that, for almost every major, lifetime earnings are higher for college grads. But some majors pay a lot better than others.
Early childhood education grads earn an average of just $27,000, often restricting the profession to the privileged.
There's a seismic shift going on in Virginia: treating parents who owe child support as more than just deadbeats.
For managers exempt from overtime, the 40-hour workweek no longer exists. That's changing.
Our child support system is supposed to help the neediest families -- but it can have the opposite effect.
Veterans share how their military experiences have shaped their opinions on U.S. action against the Islamic State.
Corporate law helps criminals use shell companies to conceal their identities. So why can't lawmakers fix this?
Even as interest rates hit record lows, Americans have been stubborn. It's a behavioral economic puzzle that has cost America billions.
As the epidemic grows, the chances of a case hitting America grows -- and eventually becomes a near-certainty.
Why solving climate change may force us to change the essential ways we consume.
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A longtime activist - and his costume and arrest - shows the difference between New York's climate protests.
Inside the fall of a once-glittering casino and a troubled seaside gambling paradise.
A look at how Atlantic City's dominance was upended by America's casino boom.
Those who fought in Iraq in the 2000s have mixed feelings about the U.S. re-entering the conflict yet again.
Evidence from previous wars suggest Americans may soon quickly develop a kind of war fatigue.
The story of a woman who had her home destroyed in superstorm Sandy and became an unlikely climate change activist.
She found Gen Xers had built up far less wealth than their parents. She wanted to know why.
10 years after a brutal massacre, Congolese-Americans are speaking out in the hopes that Washington will listen.
A case for pessimism about the divide between companies and workers.
The mystery of why people who live near fracking report more health problems.
Employers like to dodge taxes by pretending its workers are just "contractors."
The house cleaning startup Homejoy can offer better pay -- at the cost of zero protection for workers.
An anecdotal - and personal - measure of the economy's health.
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The Affordable Care Act has been controversial -- but it's changing the many small health decisions that make up everyday life.
A selection of indie music from Minneapolis, Athens, Chapel Hill, and Portland.
Music geographer Michael Seman on how music can transform cities.
What research from 17th century classical musicians tells us about creative clusters.
Omaha's lesson in music as economic stimulus, as told through one up-and-coming Nebraska band.
Many would-be borrowers are 'boxed out' from loans. Lenders blame muddled regulations.
In Richmond, bad luck and bad choices collide with bad policy.
This owner of a sports grill chain thinks so.
A guide to separating the data from the generational cliche.
A sour economy is locking America's most dynamic generation of workers into less-than-ideal jobs.
What low today's job churn tells us about the economy.
What U.S. policymakers got right on the job front.
The head of the CDC says the 'window of opportunity' to contain Ebola is closing.
In Sierra Leone, authorities are scrambling to contain the Ebola outbreak, and using some surprisingly simple tools.
Not every city supports the unemployed in the same way. What's working in your town?
Can the city of Richmond fix problems hundreds of years in the making?
The evidence is in: worker training programs lead to higher wages.
Health-care sharing gives some Americans a faith-based support system -- as long they pledge to refrain from sin.
A look at the culture of guns in Nucla, Colorado, where the nearest stop light is two hours away.
Photos from a small town that passed a law requiring a gun in every household.
Hours after the merger announcement, Twitter rose up to say: Don't mess with my coffee.
The coal economy in Central Appalachia is in an unprecedented freefall. Which isn't making it easier for workers to move on.
Is coal country suffering from what economists call the 'resource curse'?
A photo gallery of one West Virginia family's struggle to find work as the coal industry shrinks.
How kids' livestock shows have become a cutthroat - and competitive - business.
Inside the world of competitive pig shows.
A look back at how the WashPost covered the county fair.
As young people flee the Heartland, it's getting harder and harder to find a lawyer in rural America.
The younger your neighbors, the healthier your town
What it's like to work as a lawyer in sparsely-populated towns.
It's not clear that just adding minorities makes a police force more empathetic.
Economists forgot that government response to a disaster can be a stimulus.
Workers in one California town have become collateral damage in the push for globalization.
Where jobs could be at risk because of increased global competition.
Workers in the town of Fremont, California are slowly picking up the pieces.
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