It’s a Long, Long Way to Towanda, Kansas: The price of neglecting rural America

In order to cross the Plains, you have to take plenty of water and your own chemical toilet. The old folks regale youngsters with tales of peaceful towns and Main Street businesses and interstate cafes and truck stops.


Obama appoints Native woman to mediator’s post

After an eight-year void in the White House, President Barack Obama has appointed an American Indian to a high-profile intergovernmental job to be the “eyes and ears” of Indian Country. The Obama administration named three people to posts in its intergovernmental affairs office on Friday, including Jodi Archambault Gillette, a member of the Standing Rock…