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.

Tests reveal vapors entered homes in El Cajon

Tests reveal vapors entered homes in El Cajon

Vapors from a dangerous chemical that runs underground in El Cajon have seeped into people’s homes, new air testing shows, contrary to what some residents were led to expect when they learned of the plume last October. In some homes, people may have breathed the gas for years or even decades. State officials offered 19 households in the Starlight Mobile ... Read More »

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 »