‘It’s hard to focus’: Schools say American kids are hungry

PHOENIX – American schools say children are going hungry – as pandemic-era benefit programs have collapsed. There is growing concern about the effects on children’s ability to learn. Congress temporarily made school meals free for all American schoolchildren, but since the end of last fall, the need only seemed to grow. The increase in food … Read more

Pain, rashes and fear: the trauma remains after the Ohio derailment

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio – Heather Bable speaks quickly, recalling the terror of the night a train loaded with dangerous chemicals derailed less than half a mile from her home in East Palestine, Ohio. She heard a shuddering boom and, from the bathroom window, “all you saw was flames.” Mind racing, he thought of the nearby … Read more

West Virginia GOP Legislature Passes Transgender Care Ban

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A bill that would ban evidence-based health care for transgender minors in West Virginia, the state estimated to have more transgender youth per capita than any other in the nation, is headed to the governor’s desk. Jim Justice. The Republican governor has not taken a public position on the measure and it … Read more

Records in the Fox defamation case show pressure on reporters

NEW YORK – It wasn’t critics, political enemies or their bosses who joined Fox News stars Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham when they got together via text message for a critique session shortly after the U.S. election. 2020. It was his own network’s news division. “They are pathetic,” Carlson wrote. “They are NOT … Read more