The Shutdown's Effect on the Opioid Epidemic

January 23, 2019

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The Shutdown's Effect on the Opioid Epidemic

It's the 33rd day of the partial government shutdown. Across the country, the lack of federal funding has affected government employees, Native communities, Americans relying on food stamps and more. And the next victims of the month-long crisis could be Americans suffering from opioid addiction, as the money that funds treatment programs across the country dries up.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Addresses City's Lead Crisis

Since 2016, the city of Newark has been grappling with a growing crisis around the city’s drinking water and elevated levels of lead. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka discusses how his government is responding, and his pleas to President Trump. 

Greenland Ice Sheet Reaches 'Tipping Point'

After a pause in ice loss in 2013, scientists report that Greenland’s ice sheet is now melting at such an accelerated rate that it may have reached a “tipping point.”

The 'Insect Apocalypse' Affecting the World

Insect populations all around the globe are being decimated, with big effects on the environment.

North Carolina Judge Allows Election Fraud Investigation to Continue

Two months after the midterms, there is still no one in Washington representing voters in North Carolina’s 9th district.

'Green Book' Nomination Raises Eyebrows

The film "Green Book" scored five Oscar nominations on Tuesday after winning the Producers Guild Award on Friday. But many people feel the film traffics in stereotypes.


Tom Synan

Aubrey Whelan

Jeff Bratberg

Ryan Hampton

Ras Baraka

David Wagner

Maddie Stone

Michael Bitzer

Rafer Guzman

K. Austin Collins