August 26, 2016 RSS feed / Living

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...

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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...

In ‘Break Out’ campaign, sexual assault victims share stories

PITTSBURGH Most of us, Lizzie Schnarr knows, don’t want to talk about it. She feels differently. Over the winter break of her freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh, Schnarr attended a party at another school. More...

NOW turns 50

Feminists hail important gains, but ‘battle goes on’

NEW YORK Fifty years ago, when a small group of activists founded the National Organization for Women, the immediate issue that motivated them was sex discrimination in employment. More...

A leak, then deluge: Remembering the Teton Dam collapse

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho Phone lines were knocked out. Highways were blocked. What eastern Idaho residents heard on June 5, 1976, over the only reliable form of immediate communication — the radio airwaves — was incomprehensible. 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...

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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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FADING FISHERMEN

... historic industry faces a warming world

SEABROOK, N.H. The cod isn’t just a fish to David Goethel. It’s his identity, his ticket to middle-class life, his link to a historic industry. More...

ROCKLAND

Coastal scenery, the arts and good food

Every town in Midcoast Maine has its unique charms and attractions. More...

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It’s neighbor vs. neighbor over welcoming refugees

MISSOULA, Mont. For the world, the photograph of a Syrian 3-year-old in a red T-shirt and black sneakers, his lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach, was a horrific symbol of the desperation of hundreds of thousands of refugees. More...