The Drug Epidemic That Ruled The '80s
The opioid epidemic has swept the country, and while it is devastating, it isn't anything new. The drug of choice back in the 1980s? Crack.
"The Day Ahead" is looking at the lasting impacts the crack epidemic had on the U.S. from the time it was first introduced in the 1980s. The drug was responsible for increasing court caseloads and prison populations — and crushing black communities.
Facing rising rents, mobile home park residents are buying their land
In many mobile home parks, residents own the units they live in but still pay rent to a landlord for the land it sits on.By Scripps News
10 things you didn’t know you could borrow from your local library
Beyond the standard items such as magazines, CDs and DVDs, some public libraries offer things like tools, instruments, and art supplies to borrow.By Ralph Barrera / Austin American-Statesman via AP
These young refugees are finding their way in America through soccer
Soccer Without Borders integrates language learning into soccer practices and provides a community for young refugees and immigrants.By Scripps News
What does it cost to have cancer?
An oncologist and parents of kids with cancer share how the costs of treatment can hinder or even completely prevent a patient from getting care.By San Francisco Chronicle / AP
Life-saving drugs costs thousands in the US. Can laws change that?
Prescription drugs are often priced higher in the U.S. than in other countries, but some legislation is trying to cut costs.By AP
Meet Hal, a robot helping future nurses treat patients in real time
Nursing students are using artificial intelligence and robots to train for real life patients' symptoms and concerns.By Scripps News