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  • Meet the 77-year-old Woman Keeping Her Town’s Newspaper Alive as its Last Remaining Employee

    For four years, Shirley Dunham has been the only staff member of The Montezuma Record, a 600-circulation newspaper in Iowa. When many newspapers lost revenue during the pandemic, the Record defied expectations and thrived. The post Meet the 77-year-old Woman Keeping Her Town’s Newspaper Alive as its Last Remaining Employee appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

  • Congress Passes a Bill with Provisions to Save Pandemic-Era Universal Free School Lunches 

    Backed by a group of bipartisan lawmakers, the Keep Kids Fed Act alleviates child food insecurity by keeping some of the expansions introduced in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. It could offer a summer lifeline for those in rural areas who rely on school-served meals during the vacation season. The act doesn’t keep the The post Congress Passes a Bill with Provisions to Save Pandemic-Era Universal Free School Lunches  appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

  • Commentary: Supreme Court Rulings on Religion Will Hurt Rural Kids Who Have Few Options

    More than once when I was a student at a public high school in southeastern Kentucky, the school administration organized an assembly where an evangelizing basketball team would come to our gym, show off their hoop skills, and then proselytize to us about Jesus. I was an openly gay kid unsure of his religion, but The post Commentary: Supreme Court Rulings on Religion Will Hurt Rural Kids Who Have Few Options appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

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