The story of John Duarte and 450 acres in Northern California is a complicated matter. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it’s a tale of a clear violation of the Clean Water Act. Duarte, on the other hand, says the real story is about assumptions and overreach by the government.“I call it peeling the onion because this thing goes so many layers deep,” he says.
For more than a century, rural towns sustained themselves, and often thrived, through a mix of agriculture and light manufacturing. Today, however, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows that by many key measures of socioeconomic well-being, those charts have flipped. Read moreRead More »