In Florida, where pedestrian deaths have been rising, officials are searching for solutions by turning to engineers to devise new safety measures. The recent collapse of a bridge near the Florida International University, which was built as part of the state's engineering strategy, should not deter efforts, experts say.
Between 1992 and 2012, more than 31 million acres of farmland were lost in the United States. The rural landscape continues to be radically altered as farms are split or sold as real estate.
Nearly all public school teachers in the US report paying for school supplies with their own money, according to a study from the National Center of Education Statistics, and few receive any form of reimbursement.
After the Supreme Court's decision earlier this week permitting sports betting, those involved in gambling addiction recovery are worried that without robust support systems problem gambling will only increase. The national average, among the 40 states that spend on gambling addiction help, is 37 cents per capita.
California led the way by being the first state to provide paid family leave for workers to care for sick family members or to bond with a new child. In January, the state expanded its benefits. The idea is gaining ground in the United States, showing a shift toward more compassionate workplace practices.
The Peace Warriors of North Lawndale College Prep High School provide support to students who have lost loved ones to gun violence. The teens, who advocate for more funding for mental health clinics and schools in low-income neighborhoods, have become leaders in the national youth movement against gun violence.