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Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• About how both parties are selling access to the nation’s governors, aided by dark money? Steve Bogira

• About how few women hold elective office—at every level of government? Mick Dumke

• About how racial tensions in Ferguson have been exposed by the killing of Mike Brown? Aimee Levitt

• An Israeli television news anchor on how Israelis were broadcast a different Gaza War than the rest of the world? Tal Rosenberg

• About the recent U.S. Tax Court ruling on who can be considered a professional artist and therefore deduct art-related expenses? John Dunlevy

• About the last of Baltimore’s arabbers, or horse-cart fruit vendors? Aimee Levitt