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Madison Siguenza

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St. Louis Public Radio has been selected as a 2019 host newsroom for Report for America.

Report for America is a local news initiative whose mission is β€œto strengthen our communities and our democracy through local journalism that is truthful, fearless, fair and smart.” Recently, 50 news reporters were placed in news organizations across the country to fill important gaps in journalism.

The odds may be stacked against many people who are addicted to gambling, an industry that earns billions in tax revenue each year for state governments. Of Americans with problem or pathological gambling, Asian immigrants, Native Americans, African-Americans and Latinos have gambling disorders at higher rates than whites. Military personnel β€” about half of whom are people of color β€” have gambling disorders at higher rates than the civilian population. These populations are also less likely to seek treatment for gambling disorders.