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  • Possible changes to five health law provisions could have big effects

    Possible changes to five health law provisions could have big effects
    The Republican effort to repeal the health care law is sure to founder in the Democratic-controlled Senate, but that doesn't mean that the GOP is ending its assault on the law. House Republicans are already beginning work in committees to lop off and...
  • Seattleites spent 120 million hours volunteering in 2010

    Seattleites spent 120 million hours volunteering in 2010
    More than 60 million Americans volunteered 8.1 billion hours of their services in 2010 in work valued at nearly $173 million, according to a new report. Whether it is tutoring and mentoring students, fundraising, job training or assisting during...
  • Bringing vegan to the people

    Bringing vegan to the people
    Seitan Wellington, it's what's for dinner this holiday season. At least it is if you're vegan, interested in becoming vegan, trying to balance your meat-heavy diet or just hanging around in the Spork Foods kitchen. Founded four years ago by sisters...
  • Is Homeland Security spending paying off?

    Is Homeland Security spending paying off?
    On the edge of the Nebraska sand hills is Lake McConaughy, a 22-mile-long reservoir that in summer becomes a magnet for Winnebagos, fishermen and kite sailors. But officials here in Keith County, population 8,370, imagined this scene: an Al Qaeda...
  • Willa Cather's spirit comes alive in Nebraska

    Willa Cather's spirit comes alive in Nebraska
    We entered Red Cloud from the east, just as novelist Willa Cather and her family did in 1884, when she was just 11 years old. The Cathers arrived by train at the Burlington & Missouri Railroad depot, in those days the usual portal into the small but...
  • "The Killing of Crazy Horse" by Thomas Powers

    "The Killing of Crazy Horse" by Thomas Powers
    "The Killing of Crazy Horse" By Thomas Powers Knopf, 592 pages, $30 "The half-Sioux interpreter William Garnett, who died a dozen years before I was born, first set me to wondering why Crazy Horse was killed. He made it seem so unnecessary," writes...
  • "Elsie's Bird" by Jane Yolen

    "Elsie's Bird" by Jane Yolen
    Elsie's Bird' By Jane Yolen, illustrated by David SmallPhilomel, $17.99, ages 6-9 "Elsie was a Boston girl" who is familiar with the sights and sounds of a harbor. She's a singing child and a listening one, knowing the songs of all the birds around her....
  • "Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre" by Heather Cox Richardson

    "Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre" by Heather Cox Richardson
    "Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre" By Heather Cox Richardson Basic Books, 392 pages, $28.95 Heather Cox Richardson’s superb new book should come labeled: Warning! Reading the contents may lead to depression. A...
  • A July Fourth reading list

    A July Fourth reading list
    In celebration of July Fourth, Printers Row set out to create a reading list of patriotic books. But, how to define "patriotic"? We decided to have each contributing Tribune writer and editor pick a title that corresponds to his or her own definition....
  • Review of 'The Family Fang' by Kevin Wilson

    Review of 'The Family Fang' by Kevin Wilson
    Living as we are in the heyday of the undead, with HBO's "True Blood" in its fourth season and the "Twilight" franchise steamrolling along, it's easy to be misled by the title of Kevin Wilson's funny and off-kilter debut novel, "The Family Fang." The...
  • Chicago-area writers among the Society of Midland Authors' award winners

    Chicago-area writers among the Society of Midland Authors' award winners
    Former longtime Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Barnhart and his writing partner, Gene Schlickman, were among five Chicago-area writers winning recognition from the Society of Midland Authors, which announced winners of its annual Author Awards Wednesday...