National Charities Give Less, By Half, To The U.S. South

BY OLIVIA MILTNER Rebecca Byrne wants to make a difference. She’s spent the past year and a half developing a hyperlocal philanthropic network in southwest Alabama, leading the creation of a veterans initiative to fund mental health and substance abuse treatments, among other programs. She has also started an initiative called Closing the Opportunity Gap that targets financially fragile families in the eight-county area. Byrne … Continue reading National Charities Give Less, By Half, To The U.S. South

A Whopping 1 In 3 Death Certificates List Wrong Cause Of Death

BY OLIVIA MILTNER New York City, in the early aughts, had one of the highest rates of heart disease deaths in the nation. Nearly 40 percent of deaths there were attributed officially to heart disease, according to Bob Anderson, chief of the mortality statistics branch at the National Center for Health Statistics. But the statistic didn’t align with New York’s risk factors for heart disease … Continue reading A Whopping 1 In 3 Death Certificates List Wrong Cause Of Death

The San Francisco firebrand looking to reshape the city

BY OLIVIA MILTNER Sonja Trauss doesn’t seem like someone who frequents cocktail parties. Genuine and attentive, yes, but she’s far more at ease debating solutions to San Francisco’s housing crisis than mingling and making small talk. However, these soirees have become a regular part of Trauss’ routine — a necessity for a candidate on the fundraising circuit. Trauss, head of the San Francisco Bay Area Renters’ Federation, … Continue reading The San Francisco firebrand looking to reshape the city

Prehistoric agricultural practices could offer solutions for modern tropical forest conservation

BY OLIVIA MILTNER A new study that reviewed how prehistoric people impacted tropical forests thousands of years ago could present ideas for more effective conservation strategies. Among the findings, the study provides a glimpse of tropical agricultural that differs greatly from common farming practices today. The review, recently published in the journal Nature Plants, found that humans have been managing forests around the world for … Continue reading Prehistoric agricultural practices could offer solutions for modern tropical forest conservation

70 students arrested at Ohio University protest

BY OLIVIA MILTNER Around 70 people were arrested Wednesday evening during a sit-in at Baker University Center. The protesters were demanding Ohio University become a sanctuary campus after about 300 people rallied earlier at the Athens Courthouse against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. Though the official arrest numbers have not been released, this is on track to be the second-largest mass arrest resulting from a … Continue reading 70 students arrested at Ohio University protest