“People need to know that other people care. That’s huge. It helps them have hope," says a faculty member who advises schools on helping students living in poverty. Each of us can make a difference.

Political parties and elected representatives need to look beyond the minimum requirements of the law.

The voices of mothers who have lost their children to drug addiction speak to us: Police should spend the money they seize from drug crimes on helping addicts recover.

A constitutional convention should work toward consensus, eschewing the partisan politics that have polarized progress in recent years.

A road closure for bridge repairs has put Berne's store in peril. Once a staple in small-town America, independent local markets are now a rarity and worth preserving.

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