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Entries by Kate Kelly from 03/2010

The Iditarod: Its Symbolism for All Americans

| Posted 03.05.2010 | Politics

Now that the Winter Olympics have ended, the focus of some sports observers will shift farther north to Alaska where another competition will begin on...

The U.S. Census: A Vital Part of Democracy

| Posted 03.12.2010 | Politics

Those who neglect or refuse to fill out a census form are breaking the law, and fines can be levied for failure to participate. This is as true now as it has been in the past.

Before TMZ: Changes in the Crime Beat

| Posted 03.18.2010 | Politics

Before camera phones, crime photographs had to be captured by the professionals who made it their business to be at a crime scene as soon as possible -- an effort that required dogged diligence.

Health Care Update: 1910

| Posted 03.25.2010 | Politics

In 1910 there were no drugs as powerful as sulfa or antibiotics, but the government and the medical profession were beginning to wrestle with regulation of the medicines that existed.

Assuring That Women's Stories are Told

| Posted 03.30.2010 | Politics

The daily news is referred to as the "first draft of history," so it's important that women's news get the coverage it deserves and that our stories be preserved for those who follow us.