In 1966, a group of Boston-area parents and administrators created a busing program called METCO to help desegregate schools. They thought of it as a quick fix to a passing problem. But the problem hasn’t passed, and METCO isn’t enough to fix it.
Americans are consuming more and more stuff. Now that other countries won’t take our papers and plastics, they’re ending up in the trash.
How renewed interest in downtown living is threatening neighborhoods that long provided a first stop for new immigrants.
The billionaire is drilling for futuristic transit under Los Angeles. He didn’t have to ask the neighbors first.
As wildfires burn out of control, they are impacting the state’s other crisis—the growing number of people living on the streets.
California voters are being asked to tax big corporations to solve local problems. But is that the companies’ responsibility?
In California, the cash-strapped city of Stockton is hoping so, courting millions of dollars from private investors to solve a whole host of social problems.
The fraught history of government-subsidized package delivery.
How can local businesses compete with a company so local it lets people shop from their couches?
The debate over Amazon’s HQ2 obscures the company’s rapid expansion of warehouses in low-income areas.
A group in New York is calling for a fee on all gig-economy transactions in order to provide workers with benefits like paid sick leave.
Highly educated people still relocate for work, but exorbitant housing costs in the best-paying cities make it difficult for anyone else to do so.
The rule would have helped poor Americans move to more expensive neighborhoods with better schools.
Recent state, local and tribal lawsuits are asking courts whether the current crisis is comparable to the one over tobacco in the ’90s.
As brick-and-mortar stores close, local governments in struggling regions lose much-needed tax revenues.
Economists say the document doesn’t account for the costs of tax cuts and its other policy proposals.
Less-populous places with colleges are thriving, but reproducing that success elsewhere is difficult.
If legislators on Capitol Hill don’t act by the end of April, miners will lose their health-care benefits. They may soon lose their retirement benefits, too.
In Charlotte and other Southern cities, poor children have the lowest odds of making it to the top income bracket of kids anywhere in the country. Why?
Programs that help low-income Americans are not among the administration’s priorities in its just-released budget.
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