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Past articles by Dan:

Bullying is rising in schools. How are districts responding?

In December, Pew Research released a survey showing 46% of students reported experiencing some form cyberbullying. → Read More

There's a mental health crisis in our schools and districts are prioritizing help

According to a 2022 study from the CDC, 37% of high school students experienced poor mental health during the pandemic. 44% said they felt persistent hopelessness. → Read More

The pandemic pet boom has allowed some dog walkers to make six figures a year

During the pandemic, more than 23 million households nationwide adopted a pet, according to numbers from the ASPCA. → Read More

Department of Transportation announces $800 million in roadway safety projects

In 2021, the US hit a 16-year high when 42,915 people died from traffic crashes in the US, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. → Read More

Sheriffs and prosecutors becoming more publicly defiant of state laws

In New York, sheriffs in at least seven counties have said they will not enforce new gun regulations that went into effect on September 1. → Read More

Advocates think federal government's long COVID plan falls short

According to federal data, as many as 1 in 4 Americans, or 23 million, who contract COVID-19 will have lingering symptoms more than six months after infection. → Read More

Researchers develop new way to test drinking water for E. coli

More than 43 million people, or 15% of the U.S. population, rely on domestic wells to get their drinking water, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. → Read More

Large number of Floridians experienced their first hurricane with Ian

During the pandemic, Florida saw more people move to its state than any other in the country. In 2021 alone, more than 220,800 moved to the state, according to US World News & Report. → Read More

Why higher interest rates aren't all bad for buyers

Contract signings for home purchases, or deals signed but not yet closed, fell 8.6% in June 2022 compared to May. Good news for buyers who are seeing more power. → Read More

Towns are being forced to find creative affordable housing solutions

The prospect of another interest rate hike is putting recreation-dependent communities nationwide in a difficult position as they work toward affordable housing solutions. → Read More

Public transportation workers say they are facing more harassment, violence

On March 9, 24 labor unions across the country wrote a letter to the Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Authority demanding federal action to protect workers. → Read More

Department of Energy awards $39 million to labs working to create greener buildings

The Department of Energy recently awarded $39 million to 18 universities and labs working to create greener alternatives to construction materials like wood, cement, and panelling. → Read More

Why is gun violence research funding so low?

In 2020, 45,222 people died from gun violence in the United States, according to the CDC. That same year, the National Institutes of Health dedicated $19 million to firearm research. → Read More

What the data tells us about gun violence in the US

According to data compiled by William Paterson University, in the 20 years from 1998 to 2019, there were 101 mass shootings, defined by four or more people killed and injured, in the United States. → Read More

As maternal mortality increases, states push to extend Medicaid benefits

The American Rescue Plan, passed in 2021, included an option for states to extend Medicaid benefits to new mothers. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 16 states have chosen to use that provision as their benefits to new mothers extended from 60 days to a year starting in April. → Read More

Man says he was almost a school shooter, reflects on Uvalde tragedy

The Columbine school shooting in 1999 is often referred to as a watershed moment. Since then, more than 311,000 kids have been exposed to gun violence in schools during school hours, according to an analysis from the Washington Post. → Read More

The widening justice gap and how it's hurting low-income Americans

According to the Legal Services Corporation, a government non-profit established by Congress in 1974, there were 1.9 million civil legal problems like eviction brought to its subsidiary offices in 2021, of which, only 500,000 were able to receive legal help. → Read More

As more people switch to electric vehicles, states could lose millions of dollars

As more people switch to electric vehicles, states stand to lose out on millions of tax dollars since gas taxes account for much of their transportation budgets. → Read More

How the Consumer Price Index report could impact you

On Wednesday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release April’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) report which gives a snapshot of current inflation numbers. It is a report that comes out each month, but this month’s report will give an idea of whether inflation is nearing its peak. → Read More

For the world's fastest retro-runner, it took going backward to move forward

Aaron Yoder of Lindsborg, Kansas, is the world's fastest backward runner, an activity that gave him clarity and hope during the most trying time of his life. → Read More