Newspaper articles can be valuable for both current information and as primary source records of events, believes and attitudes.
This article in the The Seattle Times spotlights a town hall meeting related to food sovereignty.
The Seattle Times October 11, 2014. "Critics of Gates’ ag programs bring the battle to Seattle" by Sandi Doughton. http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024758081_gatescriticsxml.html
ProQuest Newsstand - Full text of more than 500 U.S. and international news sources. Years of coverage vary by title.
LexisNexis Academic Universe - Comprehensive full text coverage of national, international, and regional newspapers. Varying start dates 1980+.
Ethnic NewsWatch - A full-text database of newspapers and magazines of the ethnic and minority press in America: African-American, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian-American, European/Eastern European, Hispanic/ Latino/Chicano, Jewish, and Native American.