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California has increased certain sales taxes to invest in state schools like the University of California – Berkeley. Photo by Charlie Nguyen. State funding for higher education isn’t what it used to be. The fact that most public colleges and...
A former Wallace Stegner Fellow and a recipient of the Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship, David Roderick has published two books of poetry. “Blue Colonial,” his debut collection,” won the APR Honickman Prize. Poems from his newest...
Rep. John Barrow (D) touts his NRA endorsement in a campaign ad. Barrow must court conservative voters this cycle, distancing himself from the national Democratic Party and President Obama, if he hopes to hold onto his seat. Editor’s Note: All...
Photo by Flickr user Woodleywonderworks. For 29 years now, Paul Solman’s reports on the NewsHour have been trying to make sense of economic news and research for a general audience. Since 2007, our Making Sen$e page has striven to do the same,...
Blues musician Ironing Board Sam sings his rendition of “Over the Rainbow.” 75-year-old Sammie Moore, aka “Ironing Board Sam,” has been playing and singing the blues for 55 years. In the 1960s, he appeared regularly on “Night Train,” an...
A University Hospital Emergency Preparedness Unit vehicle is parked at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, on Oct. 22. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters A nurse who had been treating Ebola patients in West Africa and was quarantined in New...