Kim Kinney's longtime partner died by suicide in 2015. To treasure his memory, she walks in the Out of the Darkness walk for suicide awareness and prevention.
Since legalization in 2015, recreational marijuana retailers have popped up all along the Oregon Coast. The already tourism-centric economy is finding niche businesses as the pot industry grows.
Complicated laws vary between states, so Will and Dan left New York to find a surrogate in Oregon to have a baby. The process not only brought a child into the world, but also a friendship that stretches from coast to coast.
Chris Barrilleaux, 27, is only able to leave his home once a week. The cerebral palsy patient takes fencing lessons. He is dependent on his mother and wheelchair for everything he does, except when fencing.
The Oregon State Fair has been bringing families back for 150 years. The top spot for food, rides, animal shows and entertainment is one of the longest running events on the west coast.
Alexander Miller, 30, thought he was going blind before several nonprofits came together to find him glasses to correct his vision.
Cracolandia, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is home to possibly thousands of people who are addicted to crack and other drugs. Crack is a cheap drug in Brazil, only about a dollar a hit, but the high usually only lasts about five minutes. When users are without, they can become aggressive and violent. Most rehabilitation sites in the country are ineffective because they lack the support they need.
Rosmeri has two daughters and she is just 16 years old. But in her family and her country, Rosmeri isn't alone. The Dominican Republic’s rate of teen pregnancy is nearly six times that of the United States, with nearly a third of teen girls becoming mothers. The island nation has the fifth highest rate of teenage motherhood in Latin America.