Sunday Reads: May 14

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and grabbed a mimosa around town for the 4th annual Mimosa Showdown.

The Washington Post: Overdose prevention centers are tough sell in U.S. despite successes

The Economist: Why chaos looms at the US-Mexico border

The Washington Post: AM radio is being removed from many cars, potentially ending its century-long love affair with the American automobile

Vice: ‘They just need a safe place to be:’ How public transit became the last safety net in America

The Economist: Why has America’s financial regulator paid out more than $1 billion to tipsters?

The Washington Post: A police chief got rid of a neo-Nazi. Then came the hard part.

The New Yorker: Ending the COVID public health emergency isn’t all good news

The Economist: Is Chinese power about to peak?

Reuters: Walmart keeps grocery prices steady amid inflation, antitrust claims

The Washington Post: George Santos charged with fraud, theft of public funds, other financial crimes

The New York Times: Backup power: A growing need, if you can afford it

KQED: ‘A quiet problem’: Many NYC schools have no librarians on campus

Stateline: Lots of schools want 4-day weeks. Some lawmakers aren’t sure.

The Daily Yonder: If rural towns want a stronger local economy, why do they invest in Wall Street?

The Economist: What is the special district at the heart of Disney’s feud with Ron DeSantis?

The Washington Post: An American expat raised a family in Australia. He was hiding a dark secret

High Country News: Native fishing culture on the Columbia River

NPR: Eavesdropping on Pando, one of the largest trees in the world

The New York Times: As COVID emergency ends, surveillance shifts to the sewers

L.A. Times: California Community college students need housing. Can the state pay for it?

The Economist: A renewed push on Bakhmut fuels rumours of a Ukrainian counter-offensive

NPR: Missing Australian woman survived on wine, candy for 5 days in bushland

The Washington Post: Archaeologist finds underwater grave at Dry Tortugas in Florida

NPR: There’s a ‘volume war’ happening in music

The New York Times: What it takes to be top dog judge

The Virginian-Pilot: Designer in residence at Colonial Williamsburg brings modern design with historic charm