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Co-published with The Nation. Americans can’t afford to retire in the United States, so many are moving south of the border, trading one form of inequity for another.
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Co-published with PBS NewsHour with additional support from the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. In Florida, one of the nation’s largest waterways is in danger as septic tanks are disrupting the fragile ecosystem of the state’s Indian River Lagoon.
Co-published with The New Yorker. Georgia has long struggled to rein in payday lenders, but even ambitious regulations can’t always stop the predatory practice.
Co-published with Longreads. Nearly nine out of ten cops are men. Sarah Smarsh discusses the police force’s gender problem and a Wichita woman’s efforts inside the criminal justice system that failed her.
Co-published with The Guardian. Municipal coffers are being filled by fining those who can least afford it. If fees were tied to wealth, that calculus would shift.
This story originally appeared in The New York Times with support from EHRP. Minimalism is a virtue only when it’s a choice...For people who are not so well off, the idea of opting to have even less is not really an option.
Co-published with CNN's Great Big Story. Nineteen-year-old Briana Shields has lived much of her life in her sister Claressa’s shadow. Given the fact that her sister is boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, an Olympic gold medalist, that makes sense.
Co-published with Oxford American. Elyssa East grapples with the dichotomous legacies left by her family in Kentucky's coal country.
Co-published with BuzzFeed. A group of volunteers has been working to reclaim two neglected Virginia cemeteries from nature’s grasp.
Co-published with Dissent Magazine. One of the most pressing causes of economic inequality is spatial inequality. But to solve this big problem, you first have to understand it.
Co-published with The Guardian with additional support from Capital & Main. The apps and robots celebrated by Silicon Valley wunderkinds are helping to make previously white-collar lives ever more precarious.
Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. The Padua Project in Fort Worth, Texas, has set a goal of getting 100 poor people out of poverty in three years — with a job, three months’ savings and off government assistance.
Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. Of all the efficiencies created in trying to end poverty for good, the Padua Project may have made its biggest dent simply by getting organizations with the same mission to work together.
Co-published with California Sunday. Forty-eight percent of San Francisco’s homeless youth are LGBTQ. Many find their way to the city’s largest youth homeless shelter.
Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. If a nonprofit is going to end poverty, it has to take a deep personal interest in its clients. Caseworkers for the Padua Project do it by having client loads that are a fraction of similar social service agencies, but does it work?
Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. For five decades, tens of thousands of people have fought poverty. Trillions of dollars have been spent, but poverty is a stubborn enemy. We keep fighting it, but we never seem to win.