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July 11, 2018

After Hospital Closure, A Missouri Community Tries to Fill The Gap in Health and Jobs

Twin Rivers is the fourth rural hospital to shutter in Missouri in the past four years. The surprise closure has left the 31,000 residents of Dunklin County—the second poorest in the state—scrambling to find medical care while local physicians rush to provide services and elected officials ponder ways to replace the loss of one of the county’s largest employers.


Donte' Lotts of CU Fresh Start speaks in front of a crowd of people at the Douglass branch library.

Lee V. Gaines / Illinois Public Media

June 30, 2018

As Shootings Rise, Champaign-Urbana Leaders Grapple With Gun Violence

The group gathered at the Douglass branch of the Champaign Public Library for a special meeting of the Champaign Community Coalition. It was an opportunity, said facilitator Tracy Parsons, to brainstorm why shootings are on the rise, and what the community can do to curb the violence.


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