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Sam Weber has covered everything from living on minimum wage to consumer finance as a shooter/producer for PBS NewsHour Weekend. Prior joining NH Weekend, he previously worked for Need to Know on PBS and in public radio. He’s an avid cyclist and Chicago Bulls fan.
This week's Super Tuesday will include results from 14 states and one U.S. territory. In all, 1,357 delegates are at stake. But Democrats do not have winner-take-all rules, so presidential candidates can gain a fair number of delegates without actually…
Arizona has endured two decades of drought, forcing farmers and others there to look for ways to conserve water. In the rural town of Camp Verde, an experimental program is bringing farmers and a malthouse together with the hopes of…
A protracted battle in Oregon over a proposal to build a 229-mile natural gas pipeline and processing terminal in the southern part of the state is pitting those hungry for economic development against those wary of the project's environmental risks.
The amount of wind energy in the United States has more than doubled since 2011. It’s gotten a big boost from a federal incentive called the Production Tax Credit. But after nearly 30 years, the tax is set to begin…
Since her debut solo album in 2005, singer-songwriter Buika has built her career by defying musical genres. The Latin Grammy-winning vocalist infuses flamenco, jazz, soul, blues and Spanish folk into her music, and sings in multiple languages, including her native…
Climate change is contributing to more severe flooding in communities along the Mississippi River. In 2019, the Mississippi crested at its highest-ever recorded level in Davenport, Iowa, causing widespread damage in the city's downtown and reigniting a debate about how…
In 1811, more than 200 enslaved people in present-day Louisiana launched the largest insurgency of people in bondage in U.S. history. The revolt lasted only a few days before the poorly armed rebels were crushed by a militia and U.S.
Massachusetts is among several states using involuntary commitment to force someone into addiction treatment if they have an alcohol or substance abuse problem and pose a risk of serious harm. But it's the only state to provide that treatment in…
Massachusetts is the only state in the country where men who are involuntarily committed for substance abuse treatment can be treated in jails.
Miami is one of the worst cities in the U.S. to live in when it comes to affordable housing, and residents pay among the highest share of their incomes on rent. But a recent plan endorsed by the city would…
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