toughest times

MINNEAPOLIS | Democrats’ House takeover spurs hope for farm bill this year

MINNEAPOLIS — Prospects have improved for Congress to pass a bipartisan farm bill before the end of the year after Democrats secured the House majority during the midterm elections, a key lawmaker and other experts said. Work requirements for food stamps, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, had been the biggest stumbling … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Democrats’ House takeover spurs hope for farm bill this year

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | Project uncovering South’s hidden LGBTQ history

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A new project is documenting the history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, a region that once all but forced gays, lesbians and others to live in hiding. Bob Burns, who is gay, both lived through some of the toughest times for LGBTQ Southerners and documented them through years of activism. … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | Project uncovering South’s hidden LGBTQ history