Marisa Peñaloza

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'Your whole life is gone': Elderly retirees in Florida struggle to rebuild after Ian

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Florida is a magnet for retirees — not just for those who can afford exclusive gated communities, but also for those on fixed incomes. Now, many face a wrenching reality: rebuilding is not an option.


Still reeling from Ian, Florida shrimpers are desperate to get back on the water

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Fishers in southwest Florida are desperate to save their shrimping fleet, and their lifestyle, decimated by Hurricane Ian more than a month ago.


The U.S. creates a legal pathway for Venezuelan migrants, but many won't qualify

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

The Biden administration has announced a new legal pathway to discourage Venezuelan migrants from crossing the border illegally. But many may not qualify because they lack financial sponsors.


Slavery descendants fight to memorialize a cemetery in Maryland

Monday, October 03, 2022

Development has forced many historically Black communities around the country to uproot and disperse. Cemeteries often remain the only proof that those communities existed.


Migrant deaths at the U.S.-Mexico border hit a record high, in part due to drownings

Thursday, September 29, 2022

This has been the deadliest year ever for migrants trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Hundreds have drowned in the Rio Grande or perished from extreme heat in failed smuggling attempts.


A dramatic shift at the border as migrants converge on a remote corner of South Texas

Friday, September 23, 2022

Migrants from across the hemisphere are increasingly crossing the border in a remote corner of South Texas. The shift has big implications for border towns like Eagle Pass — and the entire country.


Avoiding big U.S. crossing points, migrants are now going through remote Texas towns

Thursday, September 22, 2022

A shift in migration patterns is bringing thousands of migrants to remote South Texas. This development has transformed the area into the busiest sector of the border for several months running.


The times, they are not a-changin'

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Voices from the 1960s reflect on the 2020s: "We feel that we are reliving the past."


Veterans of the civil rights movement of the 1960s see similarities today

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

America was polarized during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Veterans from the movement say the racial backlash they feel today is reminiscent of the recoil they faced in 1968.


Some compare today's political divide to the Civil War. But what about the 1960s?

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

People look to the Civil War for a precedent to the current state of polarization. But look no further than the 1960s, when America was riven over Vietnam, counterculture and the student movement.


Exploring the Clotilda, the last known slave ship in the U.S., brings hope

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The discovery of the ship on an Alabama river bottom has fostered a renewed hope for descendants of the Clotilda's captives, and the community they founded called Africatown.


A former pastor grieves the loss of his great-granddaughter in Uvalde

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Julián Moreno is the retired pastor of a Baptist church in Uvalde. Members of the congregation gathered to remember his great-granddaugher and another girl who was killed in the shooting.


The Uvalde shooting renews questions about school security

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Texas has tightened security at schools considerably over the past four years. But the new protective measures came up short earlier this week in Uvalde.


Ukrainians in the U.S. support their country. But getting aid there is difficult

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

As Russia bombs Ukraine, many Ukrainians in the U.S. are trying to help their country, but are finding challenges as normal shipping channels are broken with dangerous roads and blocked ports.


Amid a housing crisis, renters challenge firms they say are being exploitative

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Low-income housing is in crisis - corporate landlords are squeezing renters with higher rents in often unsafe housing units. Renters are fighting back


Newly arrived Afghans get creative and find their own way to homes

Monday, November 22, 2021

Thousands of recent Afghan refugees are still living on military bases as resettlement agencies struggle to find affordable housing. Some, like Zahra Yagana, are finding help in unexpected places.


Haiti faces disasters and chaos. Its people are most likely to be denied U.S. asylum

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Of 4,202 applications from late 2018 to June 2021 only 194 were granted asylum. Some Haitians say there's been a history of racism and mistreatment by U.S. authorities for more than a century.


Wisconsin military base turns into a small city as Afghans await resettlement

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Some 13,000 Afghan refugees who escaped the Taliban forces find themselves in an Army base in rural Wisconsin. They await resettlement in communities across the nation.


Black Opioid Deaths Increase Faster Than Whites, Spurring Calls For Treatment Equity

Friday, September 10, 2021

Black communities face a growing share of overdoses, but addiction treatment resources and attention are still focused on white communities.


They Came To The U.S. As Afghan Refugees. Now They Hope Their Story Will Help Others

Sunday, September 05, 2021

Scenes of violence in Afghanistan triggered painful memories for Hossein Mahrammi and his family. He says starting a new life in the U.S. wasn't easy but they've embraced the culture and customs here.