Every week we highlight a few stories produced by PIN partner newsrooms informed by sources in the Public Insight Network.
On Wednesday, California employers must begin providing all workers at least three days of paid sick leave per year and that’s got some small local businesses, like restaurants, grumbling.
“We’re going to have the cost of the person who’s out, plus pay the overtime of the person who’s covering for the person who’s out,” said Maribel Peebles, a Public Insight Network source who manages Tacos Don Chente in Bell Gardens. “It becomes expensive to have people out when they’re sick.”
Over the course of the past two months, The Story Exchange had been engaged in candid, insightful conversations with individuals and organizational representatives who have observed — and lived — the challenges and joys of starting and growing businesses as women of color. They coordinated a query with PIN that solicited minority businesswomen’s input and undertook a significant amount of research.
We asked the following question to readers on social media and the Public Insight Network recently: How does the state budget affect your vote? Thanks for all of your responses. Below is a sampling of your comments, some of which were edited for length…
With the Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, a PIN source shares her experience of being gay in Kansas in the 1960s and 1970s, and what the ruling means to her now.
We asked members of our Public Insight Network how the state budget vetoes will affect their vote for the last segment of the show. John and Theresa’s comments were read on the air.
Florida just completed the first year of one of the biggest experiments in U.S. education. For the first time this year, every grade in every public school used new math and language arts standards that outline what students should know each year. The …
A moth that Enrique Vergara saw in his mother’s Victorville back yard for the first time ever may not signal a shift in range for the creatures due to changing climate. As part of our ongoing I See Change project, we’ve been asking people to tell us whether they’ve been seeing changes in their environment. Enrique Vergara did, and this is his story.
Missouri’s farmers are facing significant challenges as heavy rains from Tropical Storm Bill compound an already wet planting season. PIN sources contributed to the conversation.
Women who responded to the PIN query shared their inspirational stories of being a woman business owner of color. This is part of a larger series on female entrepreneurs of color.
Local regular-season Heat ratings were in the top four in the country nationally this season, though understandably not remotely close to what these Finals games are generating, just as a local Super Bowl rating far exceeds local Dolphins ratings. So h…