Issue: March 22, 2012
Good morning, readers:
Be sure to check out this week’s cover story, by outgoing CN&R Managing
Editor Meredith J. Graham. In her timely piece, Meredith delves into
complaints with the county’s Department of Children’s Services (formerly
CPS). She highlights one of the many families whose children have been
taken by the agency, which is said to have the highest child-removal rate
in the state.
In other news, Howard Hardee, CN&R’s calendar editor, features a U.S.
soldier who talks about his four tours in the Middle East (two each in Iraq
and Afghanistan), and his thoughts about the war effort amidst the tensions
created by a series of U.S.-created blunders, including the recent massacre
of civilians by a rogue soldier.
In arts, Ken Smith has a Q&A with irreverent comedian Neil Hamburger. Arts
Editor Jason Cassidy’s call for art results in some … er … interesting
submissions. Check ’em out.
-Melissa Daugherty, managing editor