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The Week's Best 'Pacific Standard' Stories

Out top stories for the week of January 31 to February 6, as curated by our editors.
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Here are the best stories published on Pacific Standard this week:

  • "CB Radio: A History," by Hallie Bateman
    An illustrated guide to the connection between CB radio culture and modern forms of short-form communication.
  • "The Uphill Battle for Minorities in Trucking," by Rick Rojas
    Long-haul truck driving is thriving in the United States, and remains one of the surest ways into the middle class, but minorities say discrimination is rampant.
  • "America's Power Plant Problem," by Daniel J. McGraw
    More than 200 out of the 523 coal-fired power plants that were in operation five years ago are now closed or slated for closure. What should we do with them?