Why Firefighters Are Facing A Growing Mental Health Challenge

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Fire seasons are getting worse and longer. In some places, it’s hardly a fire season at all; it’s the year. Climate change is likely to accelerate that, and that is changing the lives of people who fight fires. NPR’s Nathan Rott reports that many face a mental health crisis. NATHAN ROTT, BYLINE: […]

Worcester Probes Police ‘Sick-Out’ After Officer’s Suspension

The police department and the city’s human resources department are looking into an allegation that more than a dozen officers participated. WORCESTER, MA — The city of Worcester is looking into allegations that more than a dozen police officers participated in a sick-out protest in early February after an officer was disciplined. The Worcester City […]