Kathy Hoekstra
Kathy Hoekstra is a reporter for
by | Dec 23, 2016

Editor’s Note: This piece is an ongoing investigative series in partnership with’s state-level journalists. Pension budget woes beset nearly every state in the union and cities and municipalities are also being hit with unprecedented pension debt. Baby boomers are retiring….

by | Nov 2, 2016

Sara Bowers is among the 100 million people around the world who use Airbnb to find lodging when she travels. But she says using the home-sharing app makes her feel like one of a kind. “You can choose exactly where…

by | Oct 3, 2016

Juggling a sprouting career and rapidly sprouting children is challenging for any young mother. For Boston native Gina Coletti, that challenge is confounded simply by living in Massachusetts — the nation’s most expensive state for child care. “It was my only option so…

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