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Bob Thomas fills up his pickup truck at the municipal-run gas station in Som...
After years of complaints about high gas prices in Somerset, Ky., the city council and mayor did something about it. Last month, Somerset began selling gasoline to the public."It should have been...
This month, schools across the U.S. are preparing for students to return to the classroom and looking for creative ways to supplement budgets. As Capital Public Radio's Ky Plaskon reports, one Nevada...
Workers at American oil refineries die on the job about three times as often as their counterparts in Europe. As John Ryan of KUOW reports, when accidents do kill American workers, the companies they...
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Following the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, many young African-Americans posted pictures of themselves on Twitter under the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown. They were protesting the...
Matt de la Peña is the author of Ball Don't Lie, Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were ...
For the past eight years I've been living a lie.Whenever someone from my working class family asks how I met my now-wife, I make up stories. The truth just doesn't live up to my machismo Mexican...
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