Laura Elder

Managing Editor

Mariel Hemingway's famous grandfather, Ernest, killed himself just months before she was born. It was one of seven suicides in a family beset by addiction, depression and mental illness. She's traveling to the island this month to share her story at the Galveston Women's Conference.

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lauraelder

I agree wholeheartedly we should be investigating the source of the virus and not stop until we know who or what caused it. But the fact remains it's here and research is showing the vaccinations are preventing serious illness and death.

lauraelder

Yes. It's going to be 180,000 square feet.

lauraelder

Thanks for bringing that to our attention. I'll fix that online and we'll run a correction Tuesday.

lauraelder

I agree that it's usually always better for the private market to sort it out, but builders argue that there's not a lot of profit in affordable housing. https://apps.urban.org/features/cost-of-affordable-housing/

lauraelder

We're working on an entire project about affordable housing on the island and we'll try to answer those questions.

lauraelder

I also thought it would be interesting to share this article about how even a living wage and beyond won't really solve the affordable housing crisis. https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/research-15-minimum-wage-affordable-housing-crisis

lauraelder

I think even so-called living wages won't cover the costs of housing the way prices are soaring. It won't even cover the rent in some places. Housing prices are rising far faster than wages ever will.

lauraelder

Wow. That's sad. I'll check into that. Thank you for letting me know.

lauraelder

That's interesting. I suppose they said mid-March to work out the kinks. Thanks for letting me know.

lauraelder

Well, the issue it's against The Daily News style to use Gulf Freeway. But I think in this case, we should.