Martin Kaste appears in the following:
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The controversy surrounding the police showdown with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., will be coming to Congress. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has scheduled a hearing to look into the confrontation.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Freemasons are arguably one of the world's most famous men's organizations. Membership has been falling in the U.S. since the 1960s, but millennials are now showing an interest in the fraternity.
Monday, August 25, 2014
More than 2,000 attended the funeral for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Both family and clergy referred to Brown's death as a sacrifice for the greater good.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
As the streets of Ferguson, Mo., calm down, new protesters are arriving to carry on demonstrations.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Amid accusations of abuse, many in Ferguson, Mo., and cities around the country are calling for police to wear cameras. Cameras may not always be as impartial as people expect, however.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The actions in Ferguson, Mo., have inspired talk about the militarization of U.S. police departments. The real question, is whether police have become militarized in their attitude toward the public.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Now that marijuana is legal, Washington state is hashing out when and where it is okay to light up. Some parents are complaining that public places like parks are filled now with pot smoke.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Activists against the death penalty are seizing on a botched execution in Arizona Wednesday. Witnesses say that death row inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood gasped for air, taking nearly two hours to die by lethal injection.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Last week, a man died after a police takedown that appeared to involve a prohibited chokehold. But police trainers say such restraints, when properly administered, are safer than many alternatives.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Several red states, including Louisiana, have been diverting some offenders away from prison and into drug treatment and other incarceration alternatives. But not everyone is embracing the effort.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Prison populations are falling in most of the U.S., as politicians in both parties agree too many people are being locked up. But there are pockets of resistance to reform, including one in Louisiana.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Civil libertarians hailed the ruling, while police bemoaned the extra bureaucracy. We examine what kind of practical effect this ruling will have on how law enforcement handles suspects' phones.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
At a gala party on Wednesday, Amazon launched its first smartphone. It is distinguished from other phones by the ease with which you can use it to buy things from Amazon.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
At an unveiling in Seattle, online retail giant Amazon announced its entry into the smartphone market with a new device called "Fire."
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Two years ago, the Missoula county attorney defied the DOJ's efforts to force his office to change the way it handles sexual assault cases. Today, the county won a partial victory.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The city council has approved a measure raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The wage will be phased in over a number of years. The measure takes effect on April 1, 2015.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Devices that scan your brain and read your emotions are no longer sci-fi. Researchers say the technology could threaten privacy by revealing things like your sexual orientation or political leanings.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Officers are wearing video cameras to record interactions with the public. The city's troubled police department is trying to prove a commitment to transparency, as it tries to end federal monitoring.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
A Montana man says he was justified in shooting a prowler, a German exchange student, in his garage. The case has revived the debate over how far Americans should be able to go to defend their homes.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Seattle politicians are likely to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour this year — the highest big-city wage in the nation. But some of the city's business owners are leery of the $15 mark.