Government

Fatherless and homeless

Homelessness | Too many kids in the foster system end up on the streets once they reach adulthood
by Sophia Lee
Posted 10/10/19, 02:03 pm

When Keanakay Scott moved into her first apartment after aging out of foster care, nobody had taught her that she needed to pay rent every month. She assumed her first check would cover that expense. Less than two months later, she received an eviction notice.

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Krieg Barrie

Library fines—gone with the wind?

Law | Many libraries have stopped charging for overdue books
by Victoria Johnson
Posted 10/10/19, 01:27 pm

The antechamber of the Mesquite Library in Phoenix, Ariz., is full of natural light and potted palms. Sporting a ball cap, Valerie Jones strides through, but turns back to give her opinion on library fines. Would a library without overdue book fines help her? “Yes!” 

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Anti-vax exodus

Vaccinations | As New York ends its religious exemption for vaccines, some parents turn to homeschooling
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/11/19, 03:06 pm

A New York moment: 

I wrote back in April about the measles outbreak in New York, and I’m still getting long emails from readers about that piece. People feel more passionately about vaccines than about most other issues I’ve written about! The drama here in New York continues to unfold. 

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