As a case manager for a nonprofit that serves older adults, veterans and adults with disabilities in Texas, I’ve seen social services move online as a way to more efficiently get assistance to people without exposing them to the virus. And yet, this only exacerbates the digital divide. Many of […]

Registered Nurse Daniel Corral works with a COVID-19 patient at the El Paso Long Term Acute Care Hospital, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. The relentless war against a deadly, invisible enemy was out of sight to all but those working its front lines. Mark Lambie AP EL […]

Shelby Dorsey, a student contact tracer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, tries to calm anxious people and give them health-related guidance. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption toggle caption Elissa Nadworny/NPR Shelby Dorsey, a student contact tracer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, tries to calm anxious people and […]

EAU CLAIRE — Already beloved by tubers, kayakers and fishermen, the 4.2-mile stretch of the Chippewa River that runs through the heart of Eau Claire recently was designated a national recreation trail. The Chippewa River Water Trail was one of two Wisconsin trails to receive the designation last week by […]

If the words “porch sofa” remind you of that ratty old couch on your front stoop in college, you’re in for a nice surprise. Today’s best sofas for your front porch provide the ideal spot to relax with a glass of wine and socialize with friends and neighbors without ever […]