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Carlie Procell joined Civil Beat as a data reporting fellow in December 2018.
Carlie graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in data journalism in May 2018. She specializes in data analysis and visualization, and is passionate about combining journalism and technology to tell stories in innovative, impactful ways that encourage public engagement.
In college she worked as the online development editor for the student paper The Maneater, and then as the graphics editor for the local newspaper The Columbia Missourian. She also worked as a research assistant at Investigative Reporters & Editors where she cleaned and analyzed data for news organizations and helped create a book on mapping for journalists.
She previously interned at her hometown paper The Shreveport Times and at The Dallas Morning News. At The Shreveport Times she worked as both a general assignment reporter and a multimedia producer. At The Dallas Morning News she worked on the data and interactives desk where she coded interactive graphics and helped develop a database app to track restaurant health inspections.
She can be found on Twitter @CarlieProcell and reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
New census data shows that the poverty rate is down from last year but that Hawaii residents still struggle with the high costs of housing and other necessities.
In 2018 there were more Pacific Islanders, including Native Hawaiians, living in Los Angeles County than Maui and Kauai counties combined.
In the state as a whole, people at many income levels who rent — not just low-income residents — face a shortage of rental housing.
Adults aged 25 to 34 are facing higher college tuition, higher rents and bigger housing prices than previous generations.