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An aerial view of people gathered near a homeless encampment in the afternoon heat on July 21 in Phoenix,.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JULY 21: An aerial view of people gathered near a homeless encampment in the afternoon heat on July 21, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for eight counties in Arizona including Maricopa County today. Heat-associated deaths in Maricopa County hit a new half-year record amid an increase in unhoused people living outdoors in Phoenix. According to the Maricopa County Department of Health, there were 17 confirmed heat-associated deaths in the first six months of 2022 with 126 more under investigation. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Mario Tama/Getty Images

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What can the producer price index tell us about inflation?

by Lily Jamali Aug 11, 2022
The PPI offers a glimpse into what you might be paying for goods and services in the very near future.

As homelessness rises, some states make it illegal to sleep outside 

by Samantha Fields Aug 11, 2022
In Missouri, it’s now illegal. In Tennessee, it can be a felony. But criminalizing homelessness could make it harder for people to find homes.

"This is your principal calling": Schools get creative to boost attendance

by Stephanie Hughes Aug 11, 2022
Principals are calling, texting and throwing pizza parties in an effort to bring down chronic absenteeism that can affect funding.

The tribal gaming industry is bouncing back after pandemic closures

by Savannah Maher Aug 11, 2022
Tribal casinos brought in a record $39 billion in 2021, a 40% increase from 2020. That will pay for government operations and social services in tribal communities.

Cities like Detroit turn to new weapons detection tech to try to prevent gun violence

by Eli Newman Aug 11, 2022
The city paid more than $1.3 million for a system it's using to screen people headed to popular gathering spots.

The business of "wildfire survival" is booming

by Kaleb Roedel Aug 11, 2022
Tree trimming and brush clearing around a home can improve its chances of making it through a blaze — but those services can be costly.

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