Race and income disparities in healthcare, education, housing, and the workforce, unmasked by coronavirus.
By Jason Kane, Stephanie Sy, Lena I. Jackson
California broke new records this week with the coronavirus, prompting officials to order restrictions in more than 90 percent of that state. Stephanie Sy reports on the situation in Los Angeles County, where frontline workers and communities of color are…
A recent survey found roughly a quarter of women were considering reducing hours, switching to less demanding jobs, or leaving the workforce altogether. At least 2 million women have dropped out of the labor force since last year. Paul Paul…
By Sharon Cohen, Associated Press
Feeding America, the nation's largest anti-hunger organization, has distributed 4.2 billion meals in an 8-month period. That's an unprecedented pace in the group's history.
By Stephanie Sy, Casey Kuhn, Lena I. Jackson
The Navajo Nation, home to more than 170,000 Navajo, has been hit hard by COVID-19. More than 600 Navajo have died of COVID-19 in parts of three states, and daily positive cases are soaring. Stephanie Sy spoke with Dr. Daniel…
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to 709,000, a still-high level but the lowest figure since March and a sign that the job market might be slowly healing.
By Stephanie Sy, Lena I. Jackson, Casey Kuhn
As the United States grapples with the latest surge in coronavirus, some workers are trying to cope with illness and economic hardship while also facing the threat of deportation. In California’s Coachella Valley, agricultural workers deemed essential to the U.S.
By Paul Solman
The U.S. feels more deeply divided than it has in decades. According to social scientist Robert Putnam, the data backs up that assessment. Putnam, author of the seminal work on social capital and isolation “Bowling Alone,” believes looking back to…
By Jeffrey Brown, Courtney Vinopal
Paul Tough is the author of “Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why,” the October selection for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This. The coronavirus pandemic has upended American life. What are its consequences for the education…
By Maya Miller, Ellis Simani, ProPublica
Arkansas is the only state in the country that allows landlords to file criminal — rather than civil — charges against tenants after they fall behind on rent. Based on a law dating back to 1901, if tenants’ rent is…
By Gene Johnson, Associated Press
The organizations said that during a two-year investigation they documented the effect of Redfin's "minimum price policy," which requires homes to be listed for certain prices to reap the benefits of Redfin's services.
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