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Manufactured homes are seen as essential to solving the nation’s housing crisis, especially for families with low incomes.

Nationwide, there's an estimated shortage of about 3.8 million housing units - stemming from growing investor ownership of homes and a construction slowdown that began in 2008 - and manufactured homes are seen as essential for providing new housing. Read more»

Even before the pandemic, many court systems nationwide were unable to meet demand for public defenders, and the problem has only worsened since.

Even before the pandemic, many court systems nationwide were unable to meet demand for public defenders, but the crunch worsened after COVID-19 slowed courtroom operations. Read more»

A bust of York, the enslaved man who accompanied the Lewis & Clark expedition, in Portland, Ore. The unauthorized monument was installed after protesters in 2020 tore down a statue of Harvey W. Scott, a newspaper editor during Oregon's early days who opposed women's suffrage and universal high school education. The York monument, by sculptor Todd McGrain, was torn down several months later by conservative protesters.

Even as Southern states face a reckoning over Confederate monuments, communities in the West are beginning to reconsider monuments that celebrate what dominant American culture has portrayed as the conquering of the region by Europeans. Read more»

The Tunnel Fire burning northeast of Flagstaff on April 21, 2022. With climate change causing more frequent and intense wildfires, people who rely on wells for drinking water are at particular risk.

With climate change confronting communities, people who rely on wells are at particular risk as drought can increase the concentration of contaminants in well water, and wildfires damage equipment and piping, leaching toxic chemicals into drinking water. Read more»

Amy Adams, an immigration lawyer in Portland, Oregon, wants to fill her office wall with pictures drawn by the children of her clients and some of her unaccompanied minor clients.

In immigration court, a lawyer makes deportation much less likely. Read more»