No Social Security Number? No Lights

Some cities require anyone who wants to open a public utility account — lights, gas, water, phone — to provide a Social Security number, government-issued ID or some form of proof they are in the country legally. For some immigrants, this means doing without utilities, even if they are in the country legally.  Read More

Service Dogs

Can states stop people from trying to pass off their pets as service animals? Read More

'Katrina Brain'

Long after a big hurricane blows through, its effects hammer the mental-health system. Read More
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78.2%

Share of U.S. adults ages 25-54 with a job in fiscal 2017, down from 79.9 percent before the recession.

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