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By Paul Solman
In Wisconsin, "Help Wanted" is on virtually every restaurant window, store front and city bus. With an aging population and few immigrants, the state could have a shortage of 45,000 workers by 2024, which could pose a threat to business.
By PBS NewsHour
A federal judge recently ruled against Kentucky’s work requirement for Medicaid recipients after it became the first state to impose the policy. The judge called the mandate “arbitrary and capricious” in a decision that could have an impact on other…
By William Brangham, Frank Carlson
For decades, the state of Louisiana has been known as the incarceration capital of America. But over the past year, the state has been trying to shed that reputation with new reforms that decrease the prison population and save money.
By Christopher Booker
While Serena and Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys continue to represent America at the world’s top tennis tournaments, the men’s side has not seen a Grand Slam winner since Andy Roddick in 2003. Katrina Adams, the U.S. Tennis…
By Christopher Booker, Laura Fong
Summertime is peak season for Maryland’s prized blue crabs, known for their saltiness and jumbo lumps of meat. But this year, the industry’s mostly migrant workforce was cut by 35 percent. As the Department of Homeland Security processes a record…
By Joanne Elgart Jennings
In a bid to meet the demand for long-term care in the U.S., which is expected to grow in the coming years, some states are turning to adult foster care to offer aging adults physical assistance and emotional support. NewsHour…
More than 18 million Americans live in “extreme poverty,” according to a report from the United Nations, which ranked poverty in the U.S. alongside some of the poorest areas in the world. The UN Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty paid…
By John Yang
For decades, students and faculty from Auburn University's Rural Studio have been working, studying and living in Hale County, Alabama, and using architecture to serve the greater good. There, more than two dozen different homes that cost only $20,000 have…
By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz
In Portland, Oregon, a program called Right to Return aims to atone for the repeated displacement of thousands of African-American families from the city. Amna Nawaz and producer Mike Fritz explore how it's all playing out, as part of our…
By Amna Nawaz
The goal of retiring comfortably off the fruits of one's labor has become an increasingly elusive goal for many Americans. Now states are taking the problem into their own hands. In Oregon, a new state retirement program lets businesses hook…
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