The Transport Workers Union is looking to bikeshare systems as a national growth opportunity.
How we can retire older, less efficient power plants by smoothing out energy demand.
An experiment in Vermont and Southern California finds people will use less electricity -- if they're peer pressured into it.
FedEx became competitive in the ground delivery business by illegally pushing costs onto independent contractors. Is its new version any better?
The Ottawa shootings rocked a country where far fewer people die from guns.
Americans are still worried sick about the economy — and mad at Washington for neglecting it.
The stories of readers who are fighting under the weight of debt that's keeping them from moving on with their lives -- financially and otherwise.
You can lose your license over things like jaywalking, library fines and truancy -- and even minor infractions can lead to jail time.
What life is like on the trails along the Annapurna Circuit, where a devastating storm killed several people last week.
Trekking the Annapurna Circuit is nearly not as grueling an adventure as climbing Everest. But as last week’s deaths show, it is certainly not easy and without risks.
More people than ever are attending college. But for millions of poor Americans, getting into college isn't the hard part.
The theory is strong. The numbers, not so much.
What it's like trying to rebuild your life after six years in prison? One man's story.
Lower incomes, less credit, and fewer secure jobs -- the story of low income America in the 21st century.
No credit, no cash, no bank account? There’s still a place to go shopping, but it comes at a price.
National Nurses United is one of the nation’s youngest unions, and one one of its most aggressive, and now it's responding to the Ebola outbreak.
Two new cases of Ebola were reported in the region. But officials say the infected people slipped into the district illegally.
More than 40 years since America's last draft, failing to register for selective service can mean missing out on crucial benefits.
Wet napkins, leftover food, dirty needles, used Pampers -- and now, the worry of a deadly bloodborne disease.
The way America allocates water makes no economic sense - especially when supplies are short.
A case for pessimism about the divide between companies and workers.
The mystery of why people who live near fracking report more health problems.
Employers like to dodge taxes by pretending its workers are just "contractors."
The house cleaning startup Homejoy can offer better pay -- at the cost of zero protection for workers.
An anecdotal - and personal - measure of the economy's health.
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The Affordable Care Act has been controversial -- but it's changing the many small health decisions that make up everyday life.
A selection of indie music from Minneapolis, Athens, Chapel Hill, and Portland.
Music geographer Michael Seman on how music can transform cities.
What research from 17th century classical musicians tells us about creative clusters.
Omaha's lesson in music as economic stimulus, as told through one up-and-coming Nebraska band.
Many would-be borrowers are 'boxed out' from loans. Lenders blame muddled regulations.
In Richmond, bad luck and bad choices collide with bad policy.
This owner of a sports grill chain thinks so.
A guide to separating the data from the generational cliche.
A sour economy is locking America's most dynamic generation of workers into less-than-ideal jobs.
What low today's job churn tells us about the economy.
What U.S. policymakers got right on the job front.
The head of the CDC says the 'window of opportunity' to contain Ebola is closing.
In Sierra Leone, authorities are scrambling to contain the Ebola outbreak, and using some surprisingly simple tools.
Not every city supports the unemployed in the same way. What's working in your town?
Can the city of Richmond fix problems hundreds of years in the making?
The evidence is in: worker training programs lead to higher wages.
Health-care sharing gives some Americans a faith-based support system -- as long they pledge to refrain from sin.
A look at the culture of guns in Nucla, Colorado, where the nearest stop light is two hours away.
Photos from a small town that passed a law requiring a gun in every household.
A visual tour through Nucla, Colo., where the gun is king
Photos from a small town that passed a law requiring a gun in every household.
The sleepy town of Nucla, Colo., made headlines when they passed an ordinance requiring a gun in every home. Photos by Morgan Spiehs/News 21.
This report is part of the project titled “Gun Wars: The Struggle Over Rights and Regulation in America,” produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 initiative, a national investigative reporting project involving top college journalism students across the country and headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
Nucla is a town of less than 700 people on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, where a gun is required in every home. Nucla Town Board member Richard Craig, shown here at the town hall in Nucla, Colo., on June 17, 2014, first proposed the “Family Protection Order,” which has been in effect since May 2013. Craig says the idea of the the law was initially a joke. For board trustee Les Mahannah, guns were a family affair when he was growing up. He still owns the rifle he used to kill his first deer at the age of 14. He has spent most of his life in the community and graduated from Nucla High School. One of Mahannah’s two jobs is working as a mechanic. At her home in Nucla, Colo., historian Marie Templeton retrieves the gun her husband gave her for their second anniversary more than 60 years ago. Templeton retrieves an article she kept about Nucla, which refers to the town as an “utopia.” Socialist settlers were said to have claimed the area in the name of the Colorado Co-operative Company in 1894. Trustee Bill Long handles his .300-caliber magnum rifle. Despite keeping a number of guns at home, he voted against the law, calling it government overreach (the only trustee to do so). “There’s no difference between the government telling us you can’t own guns or you must own guns,” Long maintains. Board trustee Richard Craig dances with his wife, Sherry, at the 75th anniversary of the local power plant in Nucla, Colo. Ken Haynes swings his son Devon around by a harness during the 75th anniversary of the San Miguel Power Association in Nucla, Colo. Children ride in a San Miguel Power Association cherry picker while others watch and wait in line during the company’s 75th anniversary celebration in Nucla. The power plant is one of the main employers of the town. Many of Nucla’s surviving businesses line Main Street, the town’s primary throughway. A sticker adorns one of town board member Les Mahannah’s many vehicles at his home.
Hours after the merger announcement, Twitter rose up to say: Don't mess with my coffee.
The coal economy in Central Appalachia is in an unprecedented freefall. Which isn't making it easier for workers to move on.
Is coal country suffering from what economists call the 'resource curse'?
A photo gallery of one West Virginia family's struggle to find work as the coal industry shrinks.
How kids' livestock shows have become a cutthroat - and competitive - business.
Inside the world of competitive pig shows.
A look back at how the WashPost covered the county fair.
As young people flee the Heartland, it's getting harder and harder to find a lawyer in rural America.
The younger your neighbors, the healthier your town
What it's like to work as a lawyer in sparsely-populated towns.
It's not clear that just adding minorities makes a police force more empathetic.
Economists forgot that government response to a disaster can be a stimulus.
Workers in one California town have become collateral damage in the push for globalization.
Where jobs could be at risk because of increased global competition.
Workers in the town of Fremont, California are slowly picking up the pieces.
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