College senior Jasmine Bigham can almost taste graduation. Like most students at Humboldt State University, nestled in the shade of the California Redwoods, finals are coming, and she's studying hard. But it's her life outside her college classroom that may be the toughest test of all. "The hardest thing was just not being able to find housing, and so that was, like, the big … [Read more...] about Homelessness on campus
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By Bruce Selcraig, Staff writer Updated 8:57 pm CST, Thursday, November 29, 2018 San Antonio City Council approved funding Thursday, May 10, 2018 to renovate City Hall, seen Thursday. The council approved, on an 8-3 vote, $38 million in certificates of obligation to fund the undertaking. San Antonio City Council approved funding Thursday, May 10, 2018 to renovate … [Read more...] about City of S.A. willing to pay $86K or more to hire pedestrian mobility officer
It has been four years since the story of lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, first riveted the country. Yet in recent weeks, news about lead-contaminated water and sluggish government responses are surfacing across the nation from cities including Newark, Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore and Milwaukee. There is no acceptable level of lead in drinking water, according … [Read more...] about Lead in America’s water systems is a national problem
Almost no one in Illinois had more resources to devote to running for governor than J.B. Pritzker. At 53, Pritzker is the billionaire scion of the state’s wealthiest family. His sister, Penny, served as President Barack Obama’s commerce secretary. The family name adorns the University of Chicago’s medical school, Northwestern University’s law school and … [Read more...] about The Worst Job in American Politics
Inmate No. 15000-030 is released into the frigid January morning at 8:46, a gray custodial suit of sweatpants and long-sleeved thermal clinging to his immense frame, a bushy salt-and-pepper beard wrapping around his face, a guard escorting him with a high-powered rifle slung over his right shoulder. Most politicians would appear hopelessly—dangerously—misplaced in a … [Read more...] about Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.