Human Welfare
Virus taking hold in rural, old plantation region of Alabama
May 29, 2020

Virus taking hold in rural, old plantation region of Alabama

Sparsely populated Lowndes County has the sad distinction of having both Alabama's highest rate of COVID-19 cases and its worst unemployment rate

Baltimore voters face watershed moment with mayoral primary
May 29, 2020

Baltimore voters face watershed moment with mayoral primary

Baltimore’s most consequential election in a generation is coming up next week

Baltimore voters face watershed moment with mayoral primary
May 29, 2020

Baltimore voters face watershed moment with mayoral primary

Baltimore’s most consequential election in a generation is coming up next week

Virus protection adds new wrinkle to Southwest heat relief
May 29, 2020

Virus protection adds new wrinkle to Southwest heat relief

Trying to stay safe during a global pandemic is hard enough, but people in Southwest desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas where temperatures can soar into the triple digits are also trying to protect themselves from the brutal heat

Fed lockup where Epstein died gets harsh coronavirus review
May 29, 2020

Fed lockup where Epstein died gets harsh coronavirus review

A doctor who performed a court-authorized inspection of the federal detention center in Manhattan where financier Jeffrey Epstein died last summer says symptoms indicating an outbreak of COVID-19 at the facility were neglected and ignored

Buzz kill: Pot shops reopen, but some fear another shutdown
May 28, 2020

Buzz kill: Pot shops reopen, but some fear another shutdown

Marijuana shops in many states have enjoyed brisk business during the coronavirus pandemic, but not in New England

With no school, calls drop but child abuse hasn't amid virus
Apr 18, 2020

With no school, calls drop but child abuse hasn't amid virus

With schools closed and teachers unable to report suspected cases of abuse, child welfare agencies have lost some of their best eyes and ears as the coronavirus pandemic strains families

With no school, calls drop but child abuse hasn't amid virus
Apr 18, 2020

With no school, calls drop but child abuse hasn't amid virus

With schools closed and teachers unable to report suspected cases of abuse, child welfare agencies have lost some of their best eyes and ears as the coronavirus pandemic strains families

Florida man encases self in concrete at governor's mansion
Apr 17, 2020

Florida man encases self in concrete at governor's mansion

A Florida man encased himself in concrete outside the Governor’s Mansion in the state capital apparently to protest prison conditions related to the coronavirus

Justice Dept. watchdog to inspect prisons amid virus spread
Apr 15, 2020

Justice Dept. watchdog to inspect prisons amid virus spread

The Justice Department’s inspector general will conduct remote inspections of Bureau of Prisons facilities after hundreds of federal inmates tested positive for the virus

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