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Getting food scraps out of the trash and into the soil will save money and protect the environment. Expert composter Domingo Medina shows you the best ways to do it. Video by Connecticut Public's Ryan Caron King as part of special climate coverage from the New England News Collaborative.

Lawyers for Civil Rights Executive Director, Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, speaks with the Venezuelan immigrants in Ciudad Juarez waiting to cross the border into the U.S. listening to their stories and trying to explain what their options are, if any. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Boston attorneys travel to U.S.-Mexico border on fact-finding mission for federal lawsuit

The group of Venezuelans who were unexpectedly flown to Martha’s Vineyard in mid-September started their journey in the U.S. at the country’s southern border. The nonprofit Lawyers for Civil Rights is representing them in a class-action lawsuit. Executive director Iván Espinoza-Madrigal and his team traveled down to Texas on Oct. 10 and spent a week between San Antonio, El…

Jonathan Watling (from left), Dana Peirce and their son and daughter, Graham and Hartley. At 32 weeks, their unborn son, Cameron, was diagnosed with a rare bone disorder called lethal skeletal dysplasia. "I remember crying and then apologizing for crying," Peirce says. (Emilie Cole / Courtesy)

A 15-week abortion ban would have overlooked these Maine mothers’ pregnancy complications

Erin Wolf of Falmouth loves being a mom. She and her husband already had two boys when she found out she was expecting a third in 2016. “Which was a very much wanted and planned for pregnancy,” she says. They decided to name him Dylan. Wolf was 35 and considered advanced maternal age, which meant…

Roger Paul presents a training on Wabanaki language and history to a room of Portland teachers at Portland's Lincoln Middle School in Feb. 2019. (Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public)

Report: Many Maine schools ‘do little’ to follow 20-year-old law requiring Wabanaki studies

More than two decades after a landmark state law passed requiring Maine schools to teach Wabanaki studies, a new report finds the law has not been fully implemented and the state Department of Education has not enforced it. The report recommends that the DOE work with a new Wabanaki Studies Commission to create model curriculum,…

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