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Public Safety & Criminal Justice

Protection of the public against crime, abuse, and disaster. These stories explore the structures, services, and policies relating to crime, penology, and legal services as well as systems and procedures for disaster and fire preparedness, prevention, and relief.  From prison and the courts to food safety and traffic control, these stories delve into the multifarious systems that seek to maintain unity, security, and order in society.

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Health departments are on climate change’s front lines

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Dear Internet: Goats In Sweaters Are Cuter Than Kittens In Mittens

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The for-profit company that turned around Maine’s failing addiction treatment initiative

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These Performers Literally Play for Their Lives

These Performers Literally Play for Their Lives
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Cellphones made it harder for Denver’s 911 call takers to track people down. Finally, that’s starting to change.

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What went wrong with New Orleans transit?

What went wrong with New Orleans transit?
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Philadelphia's Secret Ingredient for More Civic Engagement: a Lot of Food

Philadelphia's Secret Ingredient for More Civic...
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Idaho School District Teachers Get Radios for Safety Communications

Idaho School District Teachers Get Radios for S...
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The Young Texans Helping Turn Refugees into Americans

The Young Texans Helping Turn Refugees into Ame...
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Three Guanacaste Organizations Take on Role of Schools As Teachers Remain on Strike

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What San Francisco's Reform Of Fees And Fines Can Teach Chicago

What San Francisco's Reform Of Fees And Fines C...
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Opinion | Melt Thy Rifles Into Garden Tools

Opinion | Melt Thy Rifles Into Garden Tools
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Birth Control to Fight Poverty in Guanacaste

Birth Control to Fight Poverty in Guanacaste
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To Get Rid of Blight, Baltimore Tries Something New

To Get Rid of Blight, Baltimore Tries Something...
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The Pirate Cell Towers of Rural Mexico

The Pirate Cell Towers of Rural Mexico
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How Communities of Practice Make a Difference in Middle Neighborhoods

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Houston Looks for a Smarter, More Equitable Path to Hurricane Recovery

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Houses intact after Hurricane Michael were often saved by low-cost reinforcements

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This professor wants to power Puerto Rico with a little help from Reddit

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This Radical Bank Will Free People Of Debt By Literally Blowing It Up

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What happens when a food bank is a grocery store?

What happens when a food bank is a grocery store?
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Can Zoning Actually Save Manufacturing Space in San Francisco?

Can Zoning Actually Save Manufacturing Space in...
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The Power of Student Peer Leaders

The Power of Student Peer Leaders
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New tsunami warning system

New tsunami warning system
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For refugees, the best solution is often just cash

For refugees, the best solution is often just cash
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