Puerto Rico's Dire Health-Care Crisis

Over a month after Hurricane Maria, citizens are still facing limited access to medical help and the increasing threat of illness.

U.S. Senate Passes $36.5 Billion Disaster Aid Bill

The legislation will next go to the White House for President Trump's signature.

Puerto Rico Is a Textbook Example of How Waterborne Disease Outbreaks Spread

There have been at least 74 suspected cases of leptospirosis, a bacterial illness transmitted through water, food, or soil contaminated by infected animal urine, recorded on the island so far this month.

How Likely Is Resilient Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico?

Unlike with other hurricanes, the Trump administration holds all the cards—a good or bad thing depending on how committed it is to preparing the U.S. territory for the next major storm.

Elon Musk and Puerto Rico’s Governor Want to Rebuild the Island’s Grid the Tesla Way

Can Puerto Rico build a state-of-the-art, renewable, distributed electric system better prepared to take on the needs of the island, and any future disasters?

What's Happening With the Relief Effort in Puerto Rico?

A timeline of the unprecedented catastrophe of Hurricane Maria.

West Coast Cities and States Should Be More Worried About the Crisis in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria has cut off access to drinking water, sewage, electricity and telecommunications across the U.S. commonwealth. Here’s why Seattle or L.A. might end up being the next San Juan.

Mostly Cut Off, Puerto Ricans Flock to the Few Spots With Cellphone Service

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Amid unrest, St. Louis mayor wants investigation of police actions; report finds mental health care troubles in Kansas; and North Jersey city fumes over mayor’s guilty plea.

Puerto Rico Devastated: ‘When We Can Get Outside, We Will Find Our Island Destroyed’

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP: More states announce their FirstNet opt-in decisions; Mich. Civil Service Commission gives state more power over its workers; and Louisiana has some good budget news for a change.

Voters Weigh In on Puerto Rico's 51st State Plan

Voters overwhelmingly supported the decision, but there was dismal turnout.

The Historical Exclusion Behind the Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Crisis

Congress could help the territory by simply funding its Medicaid system the way they fund the states.

The American Zika Outbreak

The virus’s prevalence in Puerto Rico threatens disaster if Congress cannot pursue long-term action.

Puerto Rico’s Invisible Health Crisis

The island of Vieques has some of the highest sickness rates in the Caribbean. Is the U.S. Navy responsible?

HHS Secretary Links Zika Emergency to Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

Congress so far has not been willing to appropriate new Zika money, nor has it agreed on a solution for the Puerto Rican debt crisis, which threatens the island with default on its $72 billion debt.

Puerto Rico Debt Default All But Certain, a Rating Agency Warns

Analysts at Moody’s Investors Service also say that investors are set to take a big hit when it comes to recovering what they’re owed.

With Puerto Rico on Fiscal Brink, Senators Introduce Chapter 9 Bill to ‘Avert Disaster’

U.S. Sens. Blumenthal and Schumer co-sponsor legislation to expand the bankruptcy code for the commonwealth.