A structural crack on the I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge in Memphis, Tenn., required an emergency repair in 2021.
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When a major roadway or bridge needs fixing, all that traffic has to go somewhere.
Street flooding has become more common in parts of Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Baltimore, Charleston, S.C. and several other cities harmed by rising seas and extreme weather are suing the oil industry. At stake is who pays for the staggering costs of climate change.
Precincts around where George Floyd was killed voted in favor of disbanding the Minneapolis Police Department.
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Minneapolis residents voted 56% to 44% against an amendment that would have transformed the city’s police. The reasons they did so are complicated, an expert writes.
In some states, getting a COIVD-19 vaccination appointment has felt like winning the lottery.
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Websites that crash. Appointments that fill up within seconds. Scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine shouldn’t be this hard. A few states have found a better way.
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness draws thousands of visitors yearly.
Conservation or copper? A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy.
There have already been at least 100 instances of journalists being assaulted or harassed while covering recent protests.
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For almost a century, American popular culture has perpetuated the idea that only journalists working in foreign countries could be in danger.
Protesters outside of a burning Minneapolis police precinct.
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Opinions about demonstrations are formed in large part by what people read or see in the media. This gives journalists a lot of power when it comes to driving the narrative.
Prince performs at Minneapolis’ First Avenue nightclub in August 1983.
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Prince was a musical genius, but he didn’t come of age in a vacuum. A human geographer explains how Minneapolis’ unique musical culture nurtured and inspired the budding star.
Nursing home staff report feeling demoralized by the use of web-endabled cameras to monitor the care of patients.
Ever more Americans are using digital cameras to keep an eye on elderly relatives who live in nursing homes. This surveillance may violate patients’ privacy and demoralize their caretakers.
A farm in LaSalle County, Illinois.
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Conservative skeptics of climate change may support projects focused on ‘resilience’ – for example, preparing a community for future major weather events.
A public worker clears a storm drain in Carson City, Nevada.
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The US wants to invest in more infrastructure to handle our rainfall and melted snow. Stormwater credits could help cut costs and protect the environment.
Residents near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota and many others are concerned of the impact of mining in its headwaters.
Almost 100 years ago, the foundations to preserve the Boundary Waters in Minnesota for recreation were put in place. Now residents are debating whether to allow a mine in its headwaters.
How can parents who no longer live together continue to raise their children?
The November 2014 elections included a North Dakota voter initiative emblematic of the vigorous debate taking place nationwide about child custody. The “Parental Rights Initiative” required courts to award…