Since last year, IRS whistleblowers have been encouraged by larger awards and new legal protections
More than 600,000 may lose their federal food benefits in Oregon, one of the states with the highest percentage of SNAP recipients — almost half involving families with children, according to federal statistics.
Owners of cannabis companies said they are forced by federal law to operate as cash-only businesses, making it difficult to pay taxes and creating safety concerns.
Never had a food allergy? You may develop one in adulthood | Medill Reports Chicago
A new study shows one of around 13 million adults in the U.S. developed at least one food allergy during adulthood.
Far from the border, Chicago’s Immigration Court reveals the failings of the nation’s asylum system.
Hondurans: A new life in Chicago | Social Justice News Nexus
Thousands of Honduran migrants have been reaching the U.S. border to seek asylum. Escaping from unemployment, gang violence, natural disasters, extreme inequality and corruption, they feel “safer” on the road, they have said.
Amid the high cost of hospitalizing an increasing number of young people suffering from the infection, doctors express reluctance to treat patients likely to resume drug use that will put them at greater risk in the future.
30 Socialist Songs and Sayings To Wash Your Hands To | In These Times
Twenty-second clips of Solidarity Forever, 9 to 5, Joe Hill, Guantanamera, and more.
The program’s administrators aren’t required to check whether families can handle the debt. It’s a problem that hits African American parents particularly hard.
The federal government’s Parent PLUS program helps make attending college a reality, closing the gap between the cost of college and what the student receives in grants and other loans. But the program can cause economic complications especially for low-income black families.
Arts and culture
As popular as Jay Chou might be in Chinese communities, Mando-pop stars haven’t been able to make Chinese music go global.
During October’s Chicago Artists Month, supporters of public art want to make it easier for people from all neighborhoods to preserve their community’s colorful murals.
Most transgender and non-binary individuals who experience homelessness nationally are unsheltered at a much higher rate than homeless people who identify with their birth gender.
Losing things: Holding on to possessions is a daily struggle, with deeper symbolism, for homeless people | Social Justice News Nexus
The number of homeless people appears to have increased notably in Licking County, especially in the revitalized downtown Newark area in Ohio. When surviving day to day is so precarious, losing one’s belongings can make it that much harder to survive and try to make it out of homelessness.
SRO is first step for homeless woman | StreetWise
It took two homeless people months to get homes through a housing program. It’s still faster than most cases.
Chasing the ghost: the struggle to stay drug-free | Medill Reports Chicago
Profiled a heroin user who has been addicted for 14 years and trying to stay drug-free in the U.S. growing heroin crisis
Every night out in the cold: volunteers count the city’s homeless | Medill Reports Chicago
Documented the first-time volunteer experience for the annual homeless count in Chicago
Wound care for the homeless: a long and painful path | Social Justice News Nexus
People who are chronically homeless are especially at risk of wounds, often related to poor health and living on the streets. Injecting heroin, accidents and diseases like congestive heart failure can all cause or exacerbate wounds
Self identification or tribal membership: different paths to your heritage | Kalihwisaks
The identity of Native Americans is not that easy to understand, especially with a long history of intermarriage and the blood quantum requirement for tribal membership
Navajo weavers | webpage