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A Texas school has punished a Black student over his hairstyle for months. Neither side is backing down.
February 22, 2024
A trial over the Barbers Hill school district’s dress code will test Texas’ new CROWN Act, which prohibits discrimination based on hairstyles.
February 22, 2024
The white-hot popularity of Lear’s “All in the Family” 53 years ago gave CBS Television leverage to purge a host of rural-based sitcoms that were “permanently in the past even when they were contemporary.”
January 29, 2024
A power outage affected as many as 5,000 customers, which occurred during the NFL championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions, which the bay area team eventually won 34-31.
January 24, 2024
Likely spurred by flawed studies in the 90s and vaccine fears during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of religious exemptions continues to grow.
January 16, 2024
The series, which depicts a Choctaw superhero, was developed in coordination with the Choctaw Nation. The tribal government has launched a site to educate viewers about Choctaw history, culture and language.
January 09, 2024
Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore and Kay Kyser teamed up 77 years ago to rally support for the state’s Good Health Plan. It included addressing the shortage of physicians that was so severe in 1945, a quarter of babies born in rural counties were delivered without a doctor present.
January 04, 2024
The Chamber of Commerce has launched a campaign to knit together the frayed edges of communal cooperation and to bring the town together.
January 02, 2024
Tribes in Oregon are once again growing and using Columbian tobacco, a variety native to the Pacific Northwest that was all but wiped out by displacement from white settlers.
December 20, 2023
As we prepare to close the book on 2023, the staff here at 100 Days is thinking back on some of the writing that resonated with them this past year. With topics ranging from religion to community, check out some of their favorites below.
December 15, 2023
Smith County’s top elected official said the downtown square’s holiday decorations policy seeks to avoid a “hodgepodge.”
December 12, 2023
Christmas trees take over a decade to grow, so distant events have ripple effects. The financial crisis in 2008, for example, is one contributor to the limited supply of trees this year.
December 04, 2023
People are growing more skeptical about the value of higher education. This five-part series explores how institutions and students are meeting their educational needs and the demands of today’s rural workforce.
December 03, 2023
Bayfield County residents stand up to a shadow book banning group in support of the Iron River public library.
November 30, 2023
According to the Connecticut Christmas Tree Growers Association, the problem is nationwide, but does not refer to the number of trees being grown, but rather to the size of trees that customers want.
November 23, 2023
“Lucky us, we’ve got a heck of a story,” says a son of Don Trachte, the late Bennington County resident who bought the original for $900, not knowing decades of subterfuge would lead to a $15.4 million payoff.