A Young Latina In Baltimore Struggles To Keep Her Family Healthy

Nathaly Uribe works in a busy insurance office in East Baltimore. But while she sells car and home insurance all day, she can’t afford health coverage for herself. Uribe is a DREAMer, meaning she qualifies for the Obama administration’s “deferred action” program for people who came to this country as small children. Her mother is […]

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott remains quiet on whether the state will opt out of refugee program

A large majority of the country’s governors have told the Trump administration that their states will continue accepting refugees, but with less than three weeks left to make up his mind, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott hasn’t made clear if he’ll add his name to that list. Governors, mayors, county judges and other elected officials have […]

See the EPA photos documenting American life in the 70s

If you saw this week’s wrap up of New Mexico’s most important environment news (which you definitely should read) you’ll have noticed a picture of the Four Corners Power Plant from the 1970s. That photo and thousands more are from the Documerica Project. In the 1970s, the brand-new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hired freelance photographers to document […]

A tour of schools data around the country – Baltimore, DC, and Chicago

First stop, Baltimore. Maryland School Assessment test results – proficiency levels only – are available in a giant PDF report. But the state DOE saves the day with a data navigator that lets you check off groups you’re interested in and view graphs of proficiency data based on your choices. Two screenshots should give you a sense of the […]

The Final Cut

BALTIMORE — The barber had with him his tools of trade: a black leather smock, a razor, clippers, scissors and tufts of black locks he had collected from the floor of his shop.   He would use them to try to cover the bullet hole that tore through his client’s head. Antoine Dow owns a […]

Attack On Asthma: Scrubbing Homes Of Allergens May Tame Disease And Its Costs

After years of studying the causes of asthma, a pediatrician-turned-public health sleuth thinks there’s a way to substantially reduce its impact. But the approach faces a big hurdle: getting someone to pay for it, said Dr. Elizabeth Matsui, a professor at Johns Hopkins medical school in Baltimore. Matsui, who suffered from asthma as a child, […]

One Trump tax cut was meant to help the poor. A billionaire ended up winning big.

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Under a six-lane span of freeway leading into downtown Baltimore sit what may be the most valuable parking spaces in America. Lying near a development project controlled by Under Armour’s billionaire CEO Kevin Plank, […]

VA Workers Rewarded for Avoiding Difficult Disability Claims

This report is part of a project on post-9/11 veterans in America produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 program. The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting is pleased to provide a series of these stories, many of which have ties to Arizona, for our readers. By Mary Shinn, Daniel Moore and Steven Rich | News21 While veterans waited longer […]

Gates Foundation gives $92 million to networks of schools in latest reform effort

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is giving away $92 million to help schools work together and use data to solve problems, it announced Tuesday, part of a $460 million plan to help more poor students and students of color graduate high school and college. Most of the 19 new grants are going to nonprofit organizations, including […]

Baltimore’s ‘Squeegee Boys’: ‘If We Don’t Go Out, We Don’t Eat’

BALTIMORE ― On the corner of South President and East Pratt streets in Baltimore a little over a month ago, a young man in a black hoodie stood out on an otherwise empty intersection. A single gold chain with a cross hung around his neck. With a squeegee in his left blue-latex-gloved hand and a […]