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What the Media Misses When It Sees Appalachia as Just ‘Trump Country’

It's fashionable to note that Appalachia voted overwhelmingly for Trump—and to predict political karma since he's proposed massive funding cuts that will affect the region. But people in Appalachia have a long history of community organizing bolstered by federal monies and their own capacity to offer solutions to their problems.

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Mamas Day Campaign Sends Love to Immigrant, Muslim Mothers

“The Muslim community’s feelings of fear and anxiety ... under Trump are symptoms [that] can be alleviated with beautiful gestures, like sending cards, but to fix the real problem ... we must directly combat Islamophobia, xenophobia, and racism,” said Aneelah Afzali of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound.