Public swimming pools, by the numbers

Sep 18, 2023
Public pools are more of a bellwether for racial and economic inequality than you might think. We break down the numbers.
Despite hot temperatures, some pools were closed this summer due to staffing shortages or repairs.
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E-bikes are soaring in popularity, but some still have reservations 

Oct 14, 2022
"I find myself looking at the other bikers going slowly and going ‘just get out of my way,’" says Ian Bogost, contributing writer at The Atlantic.

Traffic is flowing again on the Ambassador Bridge — but it's still vulnerable

Feb 14, 2022
The century-old bridge carries about one-quarter of all goods traded between the U.S. and Canada. It can back up in bad weather.
The Ambassador Bridge is once again up and running, but now there are questions about how to make the bridge less vulnerable to shutdowns.
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