Claire Carlson

Claire Carlson

Election deniers focus recruitment in ‘out of the way places’

By: - September 16, 2023

When people ask how Cathy Darling Allen is doing, she no longer responds with the socially-appropriate “fine” people expect to hear, because she’s not fine. For more than two years, Allen, who runs the elections office in northern California’s Shasta County, has spent much of her time fending off accusations that her office falsifies election […]

Record-breaking egg profits prompt accusation of price gouging

By: - January 27, 2023

A farmer-advocacy organization says record-breaking increases in the price of eggs isn’t being caused by inflation or avian flu, as claimed by egg companies, but by price collusion among the nation’s top egg producers. In a letter sent to the Federal Trade Commission last week, the organization Farm Action accused the country’s dominant egg producers […]

USDA begins process for stricter salmonella rules, worrying small poultry producers

By: - January 1, 2023

The USDA is considering a regulatory framework that would crack down on salmonella illness in poultry production. Some farmers say the proposed rules would unfairly burden small poultry producers and risk further monopolizing the industry. “(The regulatory framework) is well-intentioned. I truly do think that people are just trying to help,” said Kristen Kilfoyle Boffo […]