News in Numbers

News in Numbers

The interesting material that reporters unearth from public data sets can sometimes be explained in stories of modest size. Here are chunks of valuable information that we have analyzed and presented with speedy access in mind.

Harris pleads for Medi-Cal kids, but critics decry a welfare state

Harris pleads for Medi-Cal kids, but critics decry a welfare state

Newly minted California Sen. Kamala Harris recently tweeted her warning about the doom to befall her state’s children if the GOP’s health care replacement cuts federal Medicaid spending.   1 in 2 Californian children depend on Medicaid. This plan’s cuts to Medicaid attacks those who need heath care most. https://t.co/GBRQkFO0st — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 24, 2017 Harris probably didn’t ... Read More »

Hundreds of homeless get free tickets <br/> out of San Diego

Hundreds of homeless get free tickets
out of San Diego

Over the past five years, a downtown-based nonprofit has bused more than 1,000 homeless people out of San Diego in hopes of reuniting them with friends and family. The Family Reunification Program — established in 2012 by the Downtown San Diego Partnership — gives homeless in downtown a free Greyhound bus ticket to anywhere in the nation if they can ... Read More »

This live global map lets you see pollution in a whole new way

This live global map lets you see pollution in a whole new way

Now you can see pollution rising up from cities and spreading around the globe on wind currents in nearly real time. The airborne microfragments known as small particle pollution are important because they shorten the lives of millions of people each year. View larger air pollution map The captivating 3D visualization was created by a father living in Beijing who ... Read More »

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