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The unequal effects of climate change

Jul 16, 2021
Climate change affects every aspect of our lives, but some people are more vulnerable to severe damage and high costs.
An almost dry section of Lake Oroville in Northern California. The state is suffering a prolonged drought, creating problems for agriculture and stoking wildfires.
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The economic toll of having your criminal record in the news

Jul 6, 2021
A growing number of news organizations are changing their policies when it comes to identifying criminal suspects.
Police officers stand outside of the Seattle Police Department's West Precinct back in June 2020.
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What we know about the extended COVID-19 eviction moratorium

Jun 30, 2021
More than 6 million households were behind on their rent at the end of March.
An apartment complex in Los Angeles where homeless people are being housed. Some states have longer eviction bans than the federal government, whose moratorium ends July 31.
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Purchasing a home ... in this economy?

Jun 24, 2021
There's a housing market frenzy across the country and prices have jumped. How do people afford them?
A home for sale in Brooklyn, New York. The market has been short of inventory during the pandemic, boosting prices and putting houses beyond the reach of many families.
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How is digital tipping affecting service workers?

Jun 18, 2021
As more companies move toward digital payments, that could create complications for employees.
A close up of a customer paying in a pharmacy with her mobile phone.
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