Stories of our connected and rapidly changing region.



Traveling Along America’s ‘Forgotten Border’

Author Porter Fox in the Boundary Waters. Photo by Sara Fox

The northern border, and the unique landscape of the Northern United States that surrounds the border, is the subject of Porter Fox’s new book: Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border. In it, Fox details his own travels along our Northern border, a trip he made on foot, by boat and by car along the winding, often remote, U.S.-Canada border, starting in the state where he grew up, Maine.

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A Stunner: Pressley Topples Capuano In Nationally Watched 7th District Race

Ayanna Pressley makes addresses supporters celebrating her primary win. Photo by Robin Lubbock for WBUR

There is a changing of the guard in the 7th Congressional District, with shockwaves sure to reverberate throughout the Democratic Party. Ayanna Pressley, the first woman of color elected to the Boston City Council and a self-described candidate of change, easily toppled U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, a 10-term incumbent, in an intra-party tussle that garnered national attention on Tuesday.

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