Senators Warren and Brown are making a huge difference, showing us that if we get a real live two-fisted fighter for working families in the ring on our behalf, it matters. That is why I decided to get involved in helping Rick Weiland run in South Dakota.
Get ready: we're about to see major marriage news in at least two states. Rhode Island and Delaware are rocking towards legislative votes, and that means we could see access to marriage dramatically expand just in time for summer.
Unfortunately, 90 percent of America's persistent poverty counties are in rural America -- and we can't allow these areas to be left behind. This week, USDA is further expanding a program to partner with rural communities on projects they support to promote economic growth.
To those who have read my columns for more than 30 years I say "wopila" (thank you) for your faithful support and guidance. "30" used to be the sign off sign for ending a column or a news story. This column is my 30.
In a couple of weeks flyers will be strewn across the Pine Ridge Reservation asking the residents to honor the "Liberation of Wounded Knee in February of 1973." Those who would celebrate and hand out flyers have a delusional recollection of the past.
A group of Native American children were claiming sexual and physical abuse by their white adoptive parents, whose home they first entered as foster children. The agents were determined to get the kids to recant.
Back then hiring a relatively obscure artist to spend more than a decade carving a sculpture into the remote Black Hills seemed like a no-brainer.
Anyone who longs to get up close and personal to nature (besides the bison, Custer State Park has elk, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, mountain goats and pronghorn) should plan a trip here soon.
What do you get when you combine wild child designer Antonio Ballatore with Mount Rushmore, an old Radisson Hotel and a couple long-time hoteliers who want to reduce the footprint of the hospitality industry?
Language, tradition, geography, ethnicity and religion offer the illusion of separation, but experiencing the sacred brings us to the source and commonality of our creation stories. We all live under a dome of stars and hope to find our way home to our individual Creators.
What have the Democrats done to bring jobs and economic development to the nine Indian nations within the borders of South Dakota? Don't just talk and talk and talk about it, Mr. Wilson; show me!
If you've ever visited one of these remote and rugged places, you can't help but wonder about the people who came to seek their fortunes and created these towns.
The national park includes the sculptor's preserved studio, where they explain how men managed to carve up the mountain and turn it into one of America's favorite tourist attractions.
We're hopping in cars, mounting bikes and clambering aboard tour busses. One way or another, this is the season for "leaf-peeping." Luckily, New England doesn't have a monopoly on this impressive annual show, so, hit the road to check out a dozen of the best across the U.S.!
When I told people I was going to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, they rolled their eyes, mimed munching on corn kernels on a foot-long cob, or simply twisted their index fingers against their temples, suggesting that it was wacko to go there. I took all of it as a challenge.
A trip to South Dakota and a visit with the local Native American community is enough to change ones view and perspective of America.