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By Dánica Coto, Associated Press
The legislation would provide more than $5 billion in emergency appropriations, mostly for housing aid, rebuilding infrastructure, and repairing roads and bridges.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Seasonal industries across the country are facing labor shortages this summer because the federal government cut the number of visas it issues to temporary migrant workers. To compensate, cities like Branson, Missouri, known as the "Las Vegas of the Midwest,”…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
Residents of Guayama, home to Puerto Rico’s only coal-burning power plant for 15 years, have been diagnosed with cancer, heart and respiratory diseases that they fear are related to coal ash exposure. Ivette Feliciano reports on the concerns of Puerto…
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
Residents say they inhale or ingest traces of coal ash as wind carries it into their communities, covering their trees, houses, cars and land with residue.
By Kamala Kelkar, Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
By Corinne Segal, Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
Since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico last year, more than 24,000 students have left for the U.S. mainland and more than 400 came to Hartford, Connecticut, where a third of residents identify as Puerto Rican. Now, Hartford is working to…
Hundreds of thousands of people in Puerto Rico have been displaced because of Hurricane Maria, with nearly 4,000 families finding temporary shelter in hotels on the mainland. But funding for their stays under FEMA's Transitional Shelter Assistance program is set…
As Puerto Ricans face a growing humanitarian crisis following damage from Hurricane Maria, their friends and families in the continental U.S. are desperate to get in contact. And if they have, many are booking flights to bring their loved ones…
By Ivette Feliciano
Following a series of defaults on payments toward billions of dollars worth of debt, Congress last year passed a law giving a federal financial board oversight on Puerto Rico’s budget. The board has made severe cuts — closing 179 schools…
At an exhibit by Puerto Rican artists in New York City, criticisms of the territory’s colonial history and connection to the U.S. are front and center.
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