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The risk for overdose from opioid painkillers and heroin among women, including pregnant women, has skyrocketed, which means a growing number of babies are born dependent on opioids. NewsHour Weekend Special correspondent Alison Stewart reports on the challenges for pregnant…
While most people who install solar panels in Hawaii remain tied to the local electrical grid, others have managed to move off the grid completely. Here's how two men became grid defectors, and why they say it's only a matter…
A PBS NewsHour crew reports from the Hungarian border this week, as the flood of migrants and refugees into Europe continues to overwhelm. Correspondent William Brangham, and producers Saskia de Melker and Jon Gerberg posted these photos from a makeshift…
Well designed, architecturally striking housing for the homeless is starting to emerge across the country.
In the Netherlands, the approach, known as “comprehensive sex education,” starts as early as age 4. You'll never hear an explicit reference to sex in a kindergarten class. The goal is bigger than that. It’s about having open, honest conversations…
For the hundreds of residents of Pahoa, located downslope from the Kilauea volcano, the last eight months have been a time of fear and uncertainty. But for students at the at the Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences, the lava…
Americans love their aquariums. The United States reportedly imports nearly half of the total worldwide trade in aquarium fish, which almost all come from the wild, taken off of coral reefs and shipped to aquarists around the world. But while…
In the last fiscal year, the federal government recovered a record $5.69 billion under the False Claims Act. And as recoveries have increased, so have the awards for those whistleblowers who play a crucial role in exposing cases of fraud.
When a wrongfully convicted person gets released from prison, it is a major news event: Local television crews capture the first steps of freedom and the speeches on the steps of the state capital, audiences empathize as they grapple with…
Where did the concept of summer vacation originate? Despite a long-standing myth linking a summer break to the nation's "agrarian past," historians offer a different explanation.
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