Emma Coleman

Emma Coleman is the assistant editor at Route Fifty.

The Hidden Problem Behind Maternal Mortality

Washington, D.C.’s maternal mortality rate is twice the national average. But the problem isn’t lack of insurance. At least in part, it’s implicit bias.

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The Rise of the Democratic Socialist City Council

Members of the Democratic Socialists of America have been elected to local office on platforms that reject capitalism and promote working-class interests.

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Barred From Removing Their Confederate Monuments, Cities Try Adding Context

When state laws block the removal of statues, some cities are adding plaques and launching educational initiatives to put Civil War memorials in a new light.

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Six U.S. Cities Make the List of Most Surveilled Places in the World

Atlanta and Chicago top the list of U.S. cities that are watching their citizens with security cameras, but China leads the world when it comes to official surveillance.

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Boston Saved $5 Million by Routing School Buses with an Algorithm

With 25,000 students and the nation’s highest transportation costs, the Boston Public School District needed a better way to get kids to class.