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Rural Schools Meet Personal Needs, One Slow-Cooker Or Bike At A Time

At the end of a long hallway in the West Plains High School’s career center building, there’s a room with racks of clothing and shelves of canned meat and beans. Retired science teacher Cyndi Wright is going through the supply of hoodies. According to the most recent US Census data , median household income in Howell County is just under $35,000 a year. More than one in five people live below the federal poverty line, and about two thirds of kids in this district qualify for free and reduced...

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Partisan gerrymandering is back at the U.S. Supreme Court.

A year and a pivotal justice's retirement after the high court dodged the question, those seeking to break the political stranglehold over legislative redistricting, are urging the justices to draw a line beyond which the Republican and Democratic parties cannot go in entrenching their political power, sometimes for decades at a time.

Talking About Domestic Violence

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Courtesy of Paula Rector-MSU Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Hue-Ping Chin talks with Paula Rector, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Missouri State University.

Today’s discussion explores the prevalence of domestic violence in our region as well as ways this problem is being addressed.

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At the end of a long hallway in the West Plains High School’s career center building, there’s a room with racks of clothing and shelves of canned meat and beans. Retired science teacher Cyndi Wright is going through the supply of hoodies.

Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

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