Hundreds more people than expected showed up for the opening day of the new Mission COVID-19 mobile testing site.
Global Issues in Local News
After the pandemic forced Magee General Hospital to cut elective care, which six months ago accounted for two-thirds of its revenue, the hospital must confront a pandemic that has been the latest battle for survival for rural hospitals around the country.
Though Illinois allowed indoor museums to re-open June 26, while the Covid-19 pandemic still raged across the nation, museums and historic homes in the Quad-Cities have taken different approaches to re-opening.
Despite millions of dollars in public relief to child care centers, more than 1,500 North Carolina programs — one in four — remain closed, according to data from the state Department of Health and Human Services. Others now operate at reduced capacity. This shortage arrives at a moment when many parents — eager to return to work as their unemployment benefits run out — desperately search for placements.
Even before coronavirus swept across the state, close to half of North Carolinians lived in child care deserts, areas where at least three children under the age of five vied for each opening.
Increasing salinity from rising sea levels, storm surges, and declining river flow, threatens the livelihood of millions of paddy farmers in the Indian Sundarbans and other Asian deltas.
While the months-long lockdown imposed by the government to check the spread of coronavirus lasted, activists and authorities in Nigeria reported an increase in gender-based violence as victims were forced to stay more closely with their abusers, and found it more difficult to seek help due to the restriction of movement.
Last week, the Rockford Art Museum opened its doors for the first time since the state mandated closing in March. A Facebook online fundraiser helped raise enough money to ensure anyone who wants to visit the museum this year can do so free of charge.
Mission District resident Kimberly's pandemic experience in San Francisco is told through a series of illustrations.
Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism student Kira Leadholm reports on how COVID-19 has left Ghanians—particularly those in rural areas—more susceptible to child trafficking as the government diverts its resources to fighting the pandemic.
The Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Illinois, was forced to lay off 84 percent of its staff during the pandemic. The museum is now set to reopen this Friday, with a restricted schedule.
A St. Louis resident faces heightened risks as the scourge of the coronavirus adds to the health challenges faced by many people in her community.
Seven years ago, Milton Ochieng' became the first person from his village in Kenya to receive a college scholarship in the United States. There was only one problem: His family could not afford the airfare. So neighbors in Lwala sold their cows, took out personal loans and raised nine hundred...
Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center executive director, traveled to Sudan in early 2006 to investigate the effectiveness of the African Union's peacekeeping mission in Darfur.