September 30, 2016 RSS feed / Living

Divided America:

How China fueled pain ... and support for Donald Trump

HANNIBAL, Ohio Crushed by Chinese competition and feeling betrayed by mainstream politicians, workers in the hills of eastern Ohio are embracing Donald Trump and his tough talk on trade. More...

MISSING

Agencies often lose track of probation, parole violators

PITTSBURGH Gerald Boyes died in a police shooting while officers sought him in the bludgeoning deaths of his father and his father’s girlfriend. More...

Park Service seeks minorities’ support as it marks 100 years

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sheer immensity, beauty and world-class hiking trails. Soon, they noticed something else. More...

Divided America:

Will Trump energize the Latino vote?

It’s a persistent paradox in American politics: Many Hispanic families have an immense personal stake in what happens on Election Day, but despite population numbers that should mean political power, Hispanics often can’t vote, aren&rsquo More...

Second-oldest shipwreck found in Great Lakes

ALBANY, N.Y. The second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in the Great Lakes, an Americanbuilt, Canadian-owned sloop that sank in Lake Ontario more than 200 years ago, has been found, a team of underwater explorers said Wednesday. More...

DIVIDED AMERICA

Even in fractured land, there’s much unity

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. Outside the Annin Flagmakers factory in this perennial swing state, a summer of discontent is brewing. More...

Elm Watch works to save trees

PITTSFIELD, Mass. It’s been a while since Priscilla Rafuse would play in Brattle Brook Park under the giant American elm tree. More...

DIVIDED AMERICA

Hillary Clinton highlights lack of women in elected office

Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the meager ranks of America’s female elected officials come January. More...

Farmers strive for hemp revival

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. The half-acre plot of fledgling plants along a hillside at Cedar Lane Farm puts into perspective the return of hemp to West Virginia soil — a resistance-riddled movement struggling to rise out of infancy. More...

Erecting cave gates to save bats

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. White River National Forest is in the process of installing a gate on Spring Cave near Meeker, and Hubbard Cave near Glenwood Springs is likely to be next in line. More...

Divided America:

In recovery, many poor school districts left behind

WAUKEGAN, Ill. Consider Waukegan and Stevenson, two Illinois school districts separated by 20 miles — and an enormous financial gulf. Stevenson, mostly white, is flush with resources. More...

Tale of Two Churches

Neighboring churches, split on race lines, work to heal divide

MACON, Ga. There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon — one black and one white. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a small park, in a hilltop historic district overlooking downtown. More...

DIVIDED AMERICA:

Diverse millennials are no voting monolith

The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. More...

Sea beet leaves and elderflower: Learning to forage for food

TOLLER PORCORUM, England “This,” said our guide James Feaver, “is our main course.” We were standing in front of a dung heap in a high meadow in the English countryside. Pushing up out of the ooze was a low-growing weed. More...

Plenty to do in Maine

... even for those injured

NORTHPORT We left for Maine with three bicycles on the back of the car. One for him, one for her, one for any house guest who cared to ride along. More...

Oyster recovery projects expand

LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. Oysters were once so abundant in More...

Museum celebrates Great Lakes’ legacy

MARQUETTE, Mich. While waterways such as the Great Lakes are viewed by modern society as a source of recreation and transportation, it is easy to forget that local history was forged, in large part, by the water that surrounds us. More...

DIVIDED AMERICA

To some, Trump is a survival bid

LOGAN, W.Va. Mike Kirk leans across the counter of the pawnshop where he works for $11 an hour. It’s less than half what he made in the mines, but the best he can do these days. More...

Searching

... for the Raleigh Tavern’s lost porch

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. Nearly 85 years after it opened in 1932 as Colonial Williamsburg’s first exhibition building, the reconstructed Raleigh Tavern ranks as one of the historic area’s most widely recognized landmarks. More...

AP Was There

Disastrous July fire in Portland

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