Between half and three-quarters of the developable land in much of the state is zoned for single-family housing, making denser growth off-limits there — aside from garage conversions or backyard units.
Gabby Alcantara-Anderson is one of about 25,600 unionized Disney workers making less than $15 an hour. And life in the world's vacation kingdom is a calculus of choices: rent, food, medicine, a birthday gift for her child.
While Lucas led the City Council to pass historic ordinances to limit access to firearms for minors and domestic abusers, 2019 also brought near-record homicides -- 151 -- and more than 480 nonfatal shootings.
To survive the next inevitable flood, Winslow, Nebraska, residents must raise their homes, leave or restart the town at a site a few miles away and 100 feet higher with government financial help. Town leaders are pushing for the latter.
For many counties, rising poverty rates underscore the importance of fully counting residents in next year’s census, since a count of low-income residents will help determine funding available to help them.
The project illustrates a rising industry trend of municipalities playing a greater role in funding repairs and upgrades to local infrastructure to meet the needs of their constituents and the local economy.
Rural residents experience mental disorders and drug addiction just as much as their urban counterparts, and their need for mental health services is similar. But rural suicide rates are greater than urban ones, and the gap has grown steadily since 1999.
Detroit's recent resurgence has led to refurbished downtown buildings, new boutique hotels and an invigorated arts community. But the renaissance has done little for some residents who live in persistent poverty and harbor lingering mistrust after decades of racial upheaval.
The narrative that Americans are constantly moving within the country is no longer true, so federal and local policy will need to shift toward “place-based” policies, emphasizing training and education, along with developing industries tailored to local skills and resources.