Patty Gorena’s Recent Stories
Politics Dec 13Hemp, high-speed internet and other highlights from the new farm bill
Congress passed a 10-year, $867 billion farm bill Wednesday that would reauthorize a variety of agricultural programs and food aid for low-income Americans. Here's a look at the other, lesser-known provisions that also made it into the bill.
Politics Dec 04Mueller’s Russia probe, by the numbers
How much has special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation cost so far? We break down the numbers.
Poetry Nov 02These wicked Day of the Dead poems don’t spare anyone
A proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico is the product of “the underworld” in one calavera literaria written for the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos.
Nation Oct 19Here’s where Hurricane Michael damage and recovery stand more than a week later
It’s been nine days since Hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to hit the U.S. in nearly 50 years, made landfall. Here’s where the numbers stand today.
Nation Sep 14Hurricane Maria victims scramble for housing as FEMA vouchers expire
Nearly 1,000 families who evacuated Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria are scrambling against a deadline to find a place to sleep come Friday night, when the government’s housing assistance runs out.
Nation Sep 115 important stories that have nothing to do with the White House
Issues with recovery from historic flooding in Kerala, India, the start of the murder trial for the fatal Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald, and other stories we're reading this week.
Nation Aug 205 important stories that have nothing to do with Trump’s tweets
How California's police privacy laws make investigating police misconduct complaints difficult, why Europe's measles cases have hit a record high and other stories we're reading now.
Nation Aug 16Why the government doesn’t always know what happens to unaccompanied migrant children
There are a number of issues with the government's program for unaccompanied migrant children, according to senators on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs investigations subcommittee. Here's a look at four of them.
Nation Aug 16Little progress made to safeguard unaccompanied migrant children, subcommittee says
In the past six years, more than 200,000 unaccompanied migrant children have entered the U.S. and been placed into the “UAC” program. Both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services administer the children’s placement…
Nation Aug 15How Catholic churches in Pennsylvania hid decades of abuse
A nearly 900-page report last week includes dozens of testimonies provided by victims and reveals a pattern of systematic cover-ups by senior church officials.