The success of the Seattle-based medical provider, Group Health, has put new attention on whether a cooperative health plan can work on a national level. Betty Ann Bowser reports.
As hip-hop has evolved into an established international culture and multi-billion-dollar industry far removed from its underground urban origins, some artists are bringing the genre back to its conscientious and groundbreaking roots. The Blue Scholars, a Seattle-based, Hawaiian-influenced duo, is…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
While the United States has never fully ratified the Kyoto climate change protocol, individual cities and towns around the country are aiming to go where the nation as a whole has not.
Lee Hochberg reports on the debate in some cities and states over laws that would require restaurants to display nutritional information on their menus. Lawmakers hope the policy would benefit diners with certain health conditions, while restaurant owners are concerned…
The Supreme Court Thursday ruled against allowing race-based criteria in proposed diversity plans in two school districts. Following a report by Marcia Coyle on the ruling and the mood in the courtroom, Roger Clegg and Theodore Shaw, two experts in…
Oregon state climatologist George Taylor does not believe that global warming is due to human activity. Now, Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski wants him to stop using the state climatologist title. NewsHour correspondent Lee Hochberg reports from Oregon and Washington on…
People who have been homeless for at least a year or have been homeless multiple times within a few years present a unique challenge. The NewsHour reports on a new national approach to homelessness that seeks to address this group.
The Supreme Court has released the audio tapes of some of its highest profile hearings, granting the public unprecedented access to courtroom proceedings. NewsHour correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the sounds of the Supreme Court.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it would consider a pair of cases which takes race into account when assigning students to high schools.
It was another shaky morning in Seattle as two mild aftershocks followed Wednesday's powerful earthquake.
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