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Men's knitting club finds hobby to be healthy and healing

Jan. 24, 2022 01:11 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of us have had to get creative over the past two years, for our minds and for our sanity. One hobby that has exploded in popularity amidst the pandemic is knitting. According to Forbes, the company We are Knitters has seen a 75% increase in people ordering...

20 quilts made from clothes left on Arizona migrant trails

Jan. 23, 2022 14:55 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Twenty quilts stitched together with clothes abandoned on Arizona’s migrant trails will soon be displayed together for the first time at the Arizona History Museum in Tucson. The 13-month exhibition, called “Los Desconocidos: The Migrant Quilt Project,”...

Rock climber launches Las Vegas nonprofit for at-risk youth

Jan. 23, 2022 13:18 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Resting between routes, Ted Pappageorge sat back on the rock climbing gym’s crash pads stained with white chalk, overwhelmed by his surroundings. An aerialist spun in the air, suspended by silk fabric. Beneath her, inside a cave of indoor routes, a group of...

Louisiana couple and authors talk grief and creativity

Jan. 23, 2022 00:03 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — When David Atwood, author, voice over actor and KRRV radio personality, read his wife Christee Gabour Atwood’s new book, Calling Home, he was overcome with emotion. “When I read it and brought it back to her with tears on my face, I said, ‘Here’s your...

Think your home value is soaring? Talk to a farmer

Jan. 21, 2022 10:03 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Fourth-generation corn and soybean farmer Jeff Frank doesn’t feel rich, but simply based on the skyrocketing value of his land in northwest Iowa, it’s an apt way to describe him, even if he laughs at the idea. He lives in the same nearly century-old...

Colorado coal town grapples with future as plant shuts down

Jan. 19, 2022 18:47 PM EST

CRAIG, Colorado (AP) — In a quiet valley tucked away from Colorado’s bustling ski resorts, far from his hometown in northern Mexico, Trinidad Loya found a way to support his family’s American dream: Coal. He, his son and grandson — all named Trinidad Loya — worked for the...

Ready for change: Couples go all in on small-town life

Jan. 10, 2022 01:06 AM EST

BATTLE LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Katrina and James Ball were living and working in the Cayman Islands when the coronavirus pandemic hit. They packed their bags and flew to Minnesota with two young children, heading to Battle Lake, a small town in west-central Minnesota where Katrina’s...

Nonprofit serving Charleston area’s Hispanic community

Jan. 10, 2022 00:08 AM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Patricia Jimenez dreamed of working in media. Growing up in Mexico, she was inspired by her godfather, a radio broadcaster, who used his platform to discuss important community issues. Family obligations prevented Jimenez from reaching...

Climate change rally ends at Biden’s Wilmington home

Jan. 09, 2022 09:06 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — At least 40 climate activists assembled outside President Joe Biden’s Wilmington home on Saturday afternoon. The movement, called Occupy Biden, has been camped out round the clock at 909 Centre Road since Christmas Day and ended their week-long occupation with a rally...

Airport a perfect fit for deputy director’s love of flight

Jan. 09, 2022 00:10 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — It started with the “Spirit of St. Louis.” No, not that one. This “Spirit of St. Louis” was a B-2 bomber at an airshow. It was very impressive, especially to a young child. It didn’t hurt that the child’s uncle was the pilot, and...