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Ways to approach SNAP locally

Income inequality and food insecurity have been a long-standing issue not only for the campaign trail, but for many Americans. In 2018, 11.1% of households were determined as “food insecure,”

Localizing the worldwide helium shortage

Helium is the second-most common element in the universe. Not to burst anyone’s bubble, but experts warn that the world’s helium supply could run out within ten years. Is this

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is full of story ideas for business reporters. (Image by Jennifer1051 via Pixabay, CCO Creative Commons)

3 business stories for Veterans Day

Since 1918, when America celebrated the armistice ending WWI, November 11 has been an important day in the United States. It became even more notable in 1954, when President Eisenhower

Reporting on the business of podcasts

Podcasts on everything from personal finance to picture books continue to gain listers. Americans spend an average of four hours a day listening to audio content and an estimated 112

Business journalists who want to cover climate change for a local audience can focus on the impact on agriculture. ("Calf" image by "zdenet" via Pixabay, CCO Creative Commons)

How to localize climate change through agriculture

Discussions about climate change usually center around global temperatures and the general state of the environment. The relevance to a local audience isn’t always apparent. A person in Arizona, for

Economic impact of domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, an issue that touches millions of Americans. While domestic abuse is often considered an emotional and safety issue, it’s also an economic one. For

How to access the web’s hidden riches

Information is the key to great reporting. You want data, insights and sources that inform your work and are also different from what readers see in every other story on

Apple announced that it was powered entirely by renewable energy - and most of its suppliers were headed that way. (Image by Sheila Sund via Flickr, CC BY 2.)

Five local angles on renewable energy

Growth in the renewable energy field has been crazy. In fact, 40-years-ahead-of-U.S.-Energy-Information-Administration’s-predictions crazy. You could just say that the EIA needs to fix its forecasting methodology, and you wouldn’t be wrong.

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