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Feds Find Causes of Mine Explosion That Killed 29

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association has announced its lineup of speakers for the organization's 2011 convention.Included is the highest-ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center attack and Karl Rove, Republican strategist and special advisor to President George W. Bush. Rove's speech is sponsored by Bayer Animal Health.• A whole…
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Shriver Dies and Columnist Dissects Ethanol Costs

We should remember that many of the programs started by R. Sargent Shriver had a great impact on rural America — Head Start and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). • Kent Conrad won't run for the U.S. Senate again from North…

New York Times Finds an ‘Easy’ Way to Cut Budget

Larry Craig died over the weekend. Craig was the publisher of the Green River Republican in Morgantown, Kentucky — a former Baptist minister and a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. He was 61."He was widely respected by…

S.D. Rural School Seek Equity and Too Few Lawyers

A group of rural parents argued before the South Dakota Supreme Court Tuesday that rural schools don't get enough state aid to provide an adequate education.Attorneys for the parents said rural schools are penalized because they have fewer…

Snow…and Guns…in New England

Silas House writes that Appalachians are mourning a "true hillbilly" in Judy Bonds, the anti-coal strip mine advocate who died of cancer last week. House writes:“I'm not going to ... bury my head in the sand and say, ‘I can't do…

Our Real School Achievement Problem

Most "school reform" these days aims to get rid of bad teachers and close down underperforming schools. The theory is that American education does a considerably worse job than schools in other countries.Robert Samuelson, in today's…
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