Book review: Another wave of fixation with interpreting Appalachia and its uses has cropped up in the media. Two recent books "talk back" to the current revival of Appalachian culture of poverty story.
During the second week of the revived Poor People's Campaign, more than 100 people participated in a Washington rally, demanding early voting, same-day registration and other safeguards to protect democracy against "surgical racism."
A simple, good-humored and humble shepherd, Bishop Anthony Milone, who was an auxiliary bishop in the Omaha Archdiocese from 1982 to 1987 and head of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, from 1988 to 2006, died May 17 in Omaha. He was 85.