Courtney’s Recent Stories
Nation Dec 24Why are more and more Americans buying fake Christmas trees?
For many, it all comes down to cost.
Politics Dec 17How Ryan Zinke shifted Interior Department policy
Here’s a look at some of the major changes to energy and environmental policy under Zinke’s leadership at the Interior Department, and what's happening with the investigations surrounding his tenure.
Arts Dec 14Why automation won’t put artists out of work just yet
Creative fields are often held up as careers that are least threatened by the advancement of artificial intelligence. But computers and robots have already proven they can contribute to and change the arts, especially in commercial ways.
Nation Nov 21How to get along on Thanksgiving, from the people Americans trust most
We turned to some the people that we trust most -- doctors, nurses, teachers, military officers and pharmacists, according to Gallup’s annual poll -- for advice on how to diffuse heated conversations and stay civil when tensions are running high.
Nation Nov 02For farmers, talking about mental health used to be taboo. Now there’s #AgTwitter
More and more farmers are taking to #AgTwitter to discuss mental health. While the research isn’t extensive, studies have shown that most rural parts of the country lack access to mental health treatment.
World Sep 24U.S. lowers the number of refugee resettlements again, and no country is poised to fill the gap
The Trump administration’s announcement that it plans to limit the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. next year to just 30,000 raises questions about America’s role in global refugee resettlement and what the change means for those fleeing violence…