Promises to Coal Country Aside, Trump’s Budget Cuts Will End an Economic Lifeline
by James TrimarcoApr 03, 2017
- The Appalachian Regional Commission helps to create jobs and improve economic fortunes of “distressed counties” in West Virginia and Kentucky.
Wildfires Are Essential: The Forest Service Embraces a Tribal Tradition
by Nathan GillesApr 03, 2017
- The Karuk were once denied the right to practice an ancient tradition. Now scientific and resource management circles are seeing the merits of controlled burning.
Incarcerating US: The Failings of America’s Prison System
by Kim EckartApr 01, 2017
- The documentary dates the problem to the war on drugs and the establishment of mandatory minimum sentences.
Seattle Is Sixth Local Government to Sue Trump Over Threats to Sanctuary Cities
by James TrimarcoMar 31, 2017
- “Sanctuary policies are legal, and Trump’s executive order is not.”
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things
by Kim EckhartMar 31, 2017
- “Love people, use things, because the opposite never works.”
Mar 31, 2017
Photo Essay: These Sculptures Tell the Story of the First Japanese Americans Sent to Camps
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnMar 30, 2017
- The memorial wall is 276 feet long—one foot for every Japanese person who lived on Bainbridge Island in 1942.
How a Faculty Fast Pushed a University to Finally Denounce Trump’s Travel Ban
by Will MeyerMar 30, 2017
- In South Carolina, a university president’s middle-of-the-road response to the executive order sparked a string of campuswide resistance efforts to protect the rights of international students.
How to Keep Businesses (and Small Towns) Alive When Owners Retire
by Kaela BambergerMar 29, 2017
- In Kansas, a new matchmaking service is helping transition small businesses to new hands. Could it be a model for the rest of rural America?
Rosie the Riveter for the 21st Century: You Dreamed, We Drew
by Jennifer LuxtonMar 28, 2017
- Readers submitted their ideas for updating the classic icon. See the winning poster ideas—and download your favorites.
The Way Toward Single-Payer Health Care—Even With This Congress
by Mark TrahantMar 28, 2017
- It’s likely that the Trump-Ryan failure will push state legislatures to consider expanding Medicaid—putting even more people under the public insurance system.
An Outside-the-Doctor’s-Office Approach to Health Care
by Daphne MillerMar 27, 2017
- Research is showing that health care can be an engine for community change.
Signs of Revolution in a Not-Yet-Great America
by Peter BuffettMar 27, 2017
- Since the president sees himself foremost as a negotiator, perhaps it’s time for a negotiated revolution. Not to break us apart, but to bring us together.
The Real Work Can Begin When We Allow Uncertainty
by Colin BeavanMar 25, 2017
- Our current political climate is volatile, scary, and uncertain. But maybe the not knowing and the confusion will finally allow us to arrive at a true beginning.
The West Coast Will Determine the Fate of the Fossil Fuel Industry
by Arun GuptaMar 24, 2017
- All along the Pacific Coast, environmentalists are gearing up for an epic fight.