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Past articles by Chris:

Small town rallies around former Afghan interpreter's fight for asylum

Niazy was born and raised in Afghanistan. He worked alongside US forces as an interpreter in the war. → Read More

Pizza Shop hires ex-offenders, shows how second chances can help economy

At Down North Pizza, Abdul-Hadi pays workers at least $15 an hour and provides housing in apartments upstairs if they can’t find a place to live. → Read More

Black developers see opportunities in turning vacant lots into homes

The emptiness of an abandoned lot can be filled with the problems that plague a community. → Read More

Coal workers deal with uncertain future with Biden's infrastructure plan

As President Joe Biden is pushing a more than $2 trillion infrastructure plan, with billions going toward green energy, those in the coal industry are concerned about what that could mean for the future of their jobs. → Read More

Relief funds from Biden administration helping school districts invest in students, buildings

“It’s hard to see it took this crisis, this pandemic, to help them realize the deficit we were in when it came to provide the infrastructure that students are owed,” said Superintendent Jaleelah Hassan Ahmed. → Read More

Work, cost of living and politics driving people to move to smaller cities, like Boise

For two years straight, the rate of people moving to Idaho has been higher than any other state, according to two of the giant moving companies, Atlas and United Van Lines. → Read More

Las Vegas' wedding industry fighting to survive pandemic

Keeping the lights on is harder in one of the brightest places on Earth. Las Vegas still has the highest unemployment rate of any major metropolitan area in the country. Casinos are open, but many seats at slot machines and tables are empty. → Read More

Some gig workers forced to find new work, but hopeful to return to 'normal' in 2021

Some gig workers like Uber driver Jake Lindsay were forced to find new work in 2020, but with vaccines being rolled out, there's hope things can return to "normal" in 2021. → Read More

Movie theater alters business model to stay afloat amid pandemic

Hundreds of theaters have closed, and many will never show films again. → Read More

The Mind Gym uses neurofeedback to help people with depression, anxiety

The Mind Gym in Colorado specializes in neurofeedback and the business says it can see certain brainwave activity associated with challenges like depression or anxiety. → Read More

Rural school districts dealing with internet accessibility issues as kids learn from home

The pandemic has put a spotlight on a big problem in America – a large amount of school-aged children live in communities with limited access to the internet, especially in rural areas. → Read More

Former white supremacist now uses voice to pull others from hate

Back then, he preached hate and white supremacy. It's an ideology believed to have grown 55 percent since 2017 in the US, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. → Read More

SNAP increases helping those struggling in virus pandemic, but what’s the future of program?

Jenny Showalter is one of the estimated 36 million Americans on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP. → Read More

Here's a breakdown of the coronavirus myths

There are a lot of myths circulating about COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Let's break those down. → Read More

Private security trend grows in U.S. cities with high crime

The employees don’t carry guns and they rely on self-defense and psychology tactics. He believes that helps create an environment where crime doesn’t happen. → Read More

Texas school district invests in high-tech security software to protect students

A Texas school district has taken security to a new level by installing hundreds of cameras in its 14 schools. At any point in time, around two-dozen can have facial recognition capabilities. → Read More

Teachers taught martial arts techniques to increase survival rate in school shootings

A group called Teachers Not Targets is teaching educators self-defense techniques to increase the survival rate of students and staff in active shooter situations. → Read More

List of resources badly needed to help victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

GoFundMe has also started an official page with many verified organizations assisting in raising funds to provide relief to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian. You can find a list of those organizations here. → Read More

Despite mandatory evacuation, these Floridians spend the day at Cocoa Beach

Forecasters are telling people in Florida to continue taking the storm's threat seriously. However, the Floridians here say they’ve experienced these weather threats before and are confident they will be OK. → Read More

Some Florida residents in this coastal town are choosing to wait out Hurricane Dorian

Depending on the forecast, even resident Ken Holmes may leave to go to Tampa, but he is still holding on to hope. → Read More