Rents are on the rise in many areas. This article from the Census blog highlights areas where rents have increased and decreased the most. Read more
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In southwest Missouri, there is a bit of a chicken and egg problem. What came first, the high teen birth rates or the low access to primary care physicians? Children eligible for free and reduced lunch or the unemployment rate? What is the root cause of the disparities in southwest Missouri? Birth rates for teens … Read more
Each year the FBI releases data tied to hate crime incidents across the country. The data is collected through voluntary reporting by 15,254 law enforcement agencies. Many civil and human rights advocates note that the statistics are flawed as reporting is not mandatory. Read more
As the disaster relief money began to arrive, executive directors and program service managers of community action agencies throughout the region were immediately thrust into planning mode. Wanting to ensure that resources were equitably delivered to communities in need to make the most impact, leaders sought out alternative approaches to determine distribution locations. Read more
We don’t yet know how AVs will affect communities and active transportation. But AVs bring both opportunities and dangers. Read more
Cities expand stand-alone bike lanes into full networks everyday people actually like to use.
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