A woman feeds a baby as people wait in line to receive new school supplies, including new athletic shoes donated by Foot Locker, at Fred Jordan Missions on Skid Row, on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Fred Jordan Missions, which feeds over 100 people experiencing homelessness daily, hosts the annual event with Foot Locker. They donated new sneakers and other school supplies to more than 3,000 underprivileged and homeless children this year.
How Arizona’s Racial Wealth Gap Could Close With Biden’s Latest Proposal

The average wealth of white families in 2016 was over $700,000 higher than that of Black and Latino families.

The Heller Dam in Lycoming County, seen in this September 2019 file photo, is almost 50 years old and is deemed a high hazard dam. It stores drinking water for over 50,000 people and more than 2,600 residents would be at risk if it ever failed. (Mark Nance/Sun-Gazette via AP)
Dams Are Forgotten Infrastructure—Until They Fail

Pennsylvania has nearly 3,400 dams. Many of them could benefit from funding in President Biden's infrastructure plan.

Mandela Barnes and Dave Heide
‘We’re Struggling’: Wisconsin Restaurateur Says BadgerCare Expansion Would Be Good for Business

Cooks and servers want to return to work, but also want health care. Republicans have already said they plan to quickly gavel out a special session on BadgerCare expansion that Gov. Tony Evers called last week.

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This New Plan Makes Broadband More Affordable for Michiganders. More Help Could be Coming.

A new federal program is helping struggling Michiganders get broadband connections by paying some of the cost.

Scottsdale Unified School District
Masks, Vaccines, and Curriculum Concerns Are Prompting Confrontations in Arizona School Districts

A school board meeting in Scottsdale was cut short after a group of attendees erupted in anger after being asked to wear masks.

An acid mine drainage well was located on the bank of a tributary to Montgomery Creek. DEP successfully plugged the abandoned well. (PA Department of Environmental Protection)
Why Are Abandoned Wells Such a Problem in Pennsylvania?

Sealing off abandoned oil and gas wells throughout the commonwealth might sound like a boring topic, but it could bring thousands of jobs to the state while helping the environment.

Houseless children are entitled to an education in the US
Who’s Helping Virginia’s Houseless Students?

RICHMOND-Post-pandemic, Virginia districts need help reaching houseless students and money is available. But they have to ask.

NC Faith Leader Calls On Tillis, Burr to Back Equality Bill: ‘Love Thy Neighbor … Means Every Neighbor’

The head of the NC Council of Churches calls on the state’s two US senators to speak up for LGBTQ rights.