In recent decades, every state has seen a dramatic increase in the share of its population convicted of a felony, leaving more people facing hurdles in finding a place to live and prompting some states to revisit how they classify…
Some city and state officials are trying to calm immigrants’ fear with legislation to prohibit arrests in courthouses, schools, workplaces and other spots where immigrants gather.
4.9 million young Americans nationwide are disconnected-- unemployed and not in school. The rate of disconnected youth has soared in rural areas, costing taxpayers as much as $93 billion dollars annually.
A new study finds drivers' behavior can be tied to particular U.S. regions and the stringency of states' laws on cellphone use in cars.
The share of high school seniors across the country who have a driver’s license dropped from 85.3 percent in 1996 to a record low 71.5 percent in 2015.
Despite tough talk on sanctuary cities from the Trump administration, many sheriffs still fear that they lack the legal right to hold prisoners for possible deportation, even at the request of federal authorities. Sheriffs, who operate 85 percent…
These communities are exception. Since the recession, the income gap between black and white households has worsened.
Beginning in the 1950s, many cities banned open containers of alcohol in public. Now several cities are bringing it back — in a controlled fashion.
In some states like Florida and Nevada, which have large stocks of cheap, foreclosed houses, flipping is boosting the housing supply for homeowners and for investors who want to rent out the properties. The renovated homes are helping to bring…
The sharp gain in median household income last year may also signal a turning point in the decades-old disconnect between middle-class earnings and overall economic growth.
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