How a small, Midwestern town has changed over the decades—and where it aims to go
Words and stories from the towns where the newest Americans live
For almost a century, the local library has guarded its city's history.
The people of Erie, Pennsylvania, have welcomed immigrants and refugees, and believe that their town is better off for having done so.
A tour of three cities that are finding unique ways to mitigate the country's jobs crisis
Getting from here to there by small plane
An art museum with a long history reinvents itself with passion and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Quoddy Village was built ahead of its time.
Legalized gambling is a familiar part of the modern American landscape. But an innovative scheme in a lakeside city in western Pennsylvania shows new possibilities for putting casino revenue to positive public use.
“The arts” might seem a frill or nicety. In Eastport, Maine, they’ve been at the center of economic and civic plans and have helped the little city “punch above its weight.”
In Erie, Pennsylvania, a public institution is building on its nautical past to open a world of opportunity for local residents.
Even the most remote-seeming corners of America can find themselves in the middle of quick-moving global trends.
What does it mean to spend years as a Syrian refugee and then land in a brand new life in Erie, Pennsylvania?
The challenges of Rust Belt America are real, and well-known. What’s less familiar is the response some mid-sized cities are making.
What he could learn from America’s public pools
Synergy of arts and civic life in a Kansas town
Notes from the ground, from the sky, and from the people of Dodge City, Kansas
“We’re a port of entry 1,000 miles from the border.”
A high school in the famed Kansas town is embracing its rapidly changing demographics.
Mexican immigrants on the Great Plains try to build new lives, with hope and help.
Dodge City, Kansas relies on undocumented immigrants—from meatpacking workers to the city’s assistant finance director.
In Kansas, the advent of an energy industry is inscribing itself on the physical landscape, adding wind farms to wheat farms.
With the closest hospital 100 miles away, Ajo, Arizona’s Desert Senita Health Center acts as the region’s clinic.
Business are finding that “makerspaces” enable them to reduce what’s known as the mind-to-market gap: how long it takes for an idea to become a thing on a shelf.