Report finds link between high housing costs and poor health

Mar 19, 2019
According to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin — which ranks the health of nearly every county in the U.S. — more than 10 percent of households live with the burden of extremely high housing costs. Where people spend more than half of their income on housing, it […]
A "For Rent" sign is seen on a building Hollywood, California, May 11, 2016.
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Border crossings on the rise despite increased federal investment

Mar 6, 2019
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reports more than 76,000 people came over the southern border last month without documents. That’s more than double from the same time last year. A look at how the budget for border security isn’t meeting the realities on the ground. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Brian Hastings, chief of operations for the US Border Patrol, briefs the media on the 2019 migration statistics, on March 5, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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Delivery companies finding ways to help restaurants donate excess food

Feb 19, 2019
Nearly one-third of food prepared by restaurants and grocery stores winds up as waste, according to data cited by the Environmental Protection Agency. It can be awkward and costly for restaurants to coordinate transport of their surplus food to shelters or food banks, but food delivery companies like Postmates and DoorDash have started offering restaurants […]
Nearly one-third of food prepared by restaurants and grocery stores winds up as waste, according to the EPA.
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Rents in many California cities keep rising, could a cap on increases help?

Feb 11, 2019
Californians' rejection of a rent control measure in November 2018 has prompted some politicians in Sacramento to talk about getting an anti-rent gouging cap on the books.
A "For Rent" sign is seen on a building Hollywood, California, May 11, 2016.
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