I hit the streets for HUD’s Point-in-Time homeless count to help get a snapshot of Oakland’s growing unsheltered homeless population. But one thing was missing.
The campaign has become as much about candidate biographies, super PAC money, and the city’s unique ranked choice voting system as it is about issues like homelessness and property crime.
In Northern California, a debate is raging about a plan to build a fence around the small airport sitting on a site where people of Japanese ancestry, most of whom were American citizens, were forcibly interned.
In Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, a local law enforcement race became a referendum on immigration.
A new county-by-county report finds that blacks and Native Americans have the most dire health statistics in the United States.
From group oyster-shell bagging to a naked bike ride, some Earth Day events are more colorful than the standard festivals and tree plantings.
In tiny Chatham, New York, police chief Peter Volkmann turned the town’s cops into drug treatment counselors.
The Tobacco Atlas shows how even non-smokers feel the public health impacts of the industry.
And it was already enormous.
Some cities and states are taking their own initiative to protect the world from a U.S. trigger finger. And they’re mostly led by women.
The high schoolers who rallied against gun violence in Washington, D.C., had a very explicit message for lawmakers.
There’s more than one way for neighborhoods to respond to two-way street conversions, new research suggests.
Airbnb’s effects on the city’s housing market have been dramatic, a report suggests. And other cities could soon see the same pattern.
In every kind of American community, data shows.
A design student’s interactive map documents LGBTQ people’s experiences in places around the world.
An artist riffs on WPA posters to imagine how the country’s defining landscapes will look once climate change has taken its toll.
The city’s former health department director is making a historic run for governor—at age 33. And he’s got ideas about why Amazon just spurned the Motor City.
Native Detroiters Lauren Hood and Adriel Thornton offer an insider’s view on visiting Motor City.
High drama at City Hall—involving race, tech money, and politics—lays bare the city’s simmering tensions.
For boosters and residents in the many cities left behind in the HQ2 sweepstakes, it was a day of sadness, anger, regret, and tweeting.
Immigration officials said purpose of their raids on 7-Elevens was to target employers. The evidence suggests otherwise.