Digital Museums Document Houston Following Hurricane Harvey
The open-access archives also explore how racism made the storm harder for Black and Latinx Houstonians.
Court Temporarily Blocks Missouri's Eight-Week Abortion Ban
But new restrictions—including for cases of fetal Down Syndrome—were allowed to go into effect.
New Plan Seeks to Replace Newark's Lead Pipes In Less Than 3 Years
With the national spotlight on the city’s lead water crisis, officials have shaved seven years off the initial timeline to replace pipes.
The Decisions and Inaction Behind Newark's Lead Water Crisis
An investigation by The New York Times reveals years of mismanagement.
How City Planners Are Battling Rising Temps Across Nation
Global warming is causing major climate shifts. Now, cities are making major changes to protect their most vulnerable residents.
ICYMI: Standing Rock Sioux Back In Court to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline
As the pipeline prepares to double its daily output, the tribe demands a new environmental assessment of the project.
Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Title X Program
“We believe that the Trump administration is doing this as an attack on reproductive health care and to keep providers like Planned Parenthood from serving our patients.”
ICYMI: Puerto Rico's New Governor Suspends Contract to Repair Power Grid
“I hope this isn’t a smoke screen and that there’s a real audit. That’s what all these people who have lost trust in the government expect.”
Pediatricians Highlight Impact of Racism On Children's Health
A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics urges doctors and policymakers to address bias and discrimination in health care.
Lead Concerns Push Newark to Distribute Bottled Water to Residents
The EPA says residents should not drink tap water, even if it’s been filtered. The city says more tests are needed.
Planned Parenthood's New Leader On Racial Equity and Reproductive Health Freedom
Alexis McGill Johnson talks to Colorlines about bringing her life’s work as a racial justice organizer to the reproductive health care organization.
Puerto Rico's New Governor Challenged as 'Unconstitutional'
The Puerto Rican Senate filed a lawsuit questioning the validity of the swearing in of the territory’s new governor, Pedro Pierluisi.
New Study Pinpoints the Most Urgent Needs of TGNC People Living With HIV
The Transgender Law Center documented the top legal and health care barriers for HIV-positive trans and gender nonconforming people. The goal is “data-driven advocacy led by the community for the community.”
Trump Administration Seeks to Strip 3.1 Million People of Food Security
The quest to prevent lower-income earning people from accessing food stamps via the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program continues.
#RickyRenuncia Protestors Demand Resignation of Puerto Rico's Governor
Half a million Puerto Rico residents are mobilizing to oust their elected leader in the aftermath of a text message scandal.
Study Finds Increase in Latinx Preterm Births After Trump Election
Researchers emphasized a connection between psychosocial stress and an increase in babies born early after 45 won the White House.
Planned Parenthood President Exits as Organization Prepares for Political Fight
Dr. Leana Wen, who is leaving after eight months, maintains that abortion is a health care—not political—issue.
New Blueprint For Reproductive Justice Hopes to Transform Health Care
More than 80 organizations wrote a manifesto to bring about new policies even as growing conservatism seeks to limit access to reproductive care.
Puerto Rico Finalizing Plan To Restructure Its Debt
Three years in the making, the effort prioritizes pensioners over bondholders—and will likely be challenged on grounds of constitutionality.
Trump's Claim That Nation's Air Has Never Been Cleaner Disproved By His EPA
Pollution is actually up since President Barack Obama left office.