Congress is Stalling on Disaster Aid Around the Country

Puerto Rico passes a clean energy bill, there's a new agriculture industry forming and more...

Trump’s Grudge Against Puerto Rico Is Blocking Needed Disaster Aid Across The US

Republicans and Democrats have been unable to come to an agreement over disaster aid, and now Congress is taking a two-week break. (Nidhi Prakash / BuzzFeed News)

'Frustration Grows' as Congress Delays Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Discussions to May

“Right now, nobody knows when the money is going to come, or if they will be able to use it. As weeks turn into months… frustration grows. Homes that have been damaged and not repaired become more deteriorated.” – Marion Mollegen McFadden, senior vice president for public policy and a senior adviser for resilience at Enterprise Community Partners (Nicole Acevedo / NBC News)

Donald Trump Falsely Tweets that Puerto Rico Got $91 Billion in Hurricane Aid

PolitiFact refutes President Trump’s claims about the amount of aid funding Puerto Rico has received. (Amy Sherman / PolitiFact)

Puerto Rico Passes 100% Clean Energy Bill. Will Natural Gas Imports Get in the Way?

With this new legislation, Puerto Rico aims to generate all of its electricity from renewable resources by 2050. (Phil McKenna / InsideClimate News)

In Puerto Rico, a New Agriculture Industry is Born in the Wake of Hurricane María

"The goal is not to restore what we had before. The goal is to provide support to farmers to have the necessary resources to withstand the impact of a hurricane.” – Puerto Rico's Secretary of Agriculture, Carlos Flores Ortega (Manuel Crespo Feliciano, Accuweather)

Puerto Rico Air Guard's C-130 Airlifters And Flying Role Are Being Taken Away

The Drive reports that the unit was neglected and suffering from low morale, even before Hurricane Maria hit. (Joseph Trevithick / The Drive)

Solar-Powered Barber Shop is the 1st of its Kind in Puerto Rico

Casa Pueblo, a community-based organization on a mission to help Puerto Rico convert to solar power, is installing solar panels in local businesses. Barbería Pérez was among the first recipients. (Manuel Crespo Feliciano / AccuWeather)

Puerto Ricans in Chicago: the Stories of Struggle and Survival Go On

Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism retraces Chicago as a refuge for Puerto Rican immigrants. (Justin Agrelo, Katie Rice, Martha Bayne and Kari Lydersen / Centro de Periodismo Investigativo)


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