Aug 11 - 17, 2011 

Jake Foreman (fifth from left) and students from the Native American Community Academy
Elise Kaplan

News Feature

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Native youth group bikes 200 miles on the Trail of the Ancients

By Elise Kaplan
Jake Foreman, a member of the Absentee Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma, says riding along the trail is a step toward healing historical traumas. “We’re retracing that route on bicycle and learning from spiritual leaders at every stop,” he says.

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Miss Diagnosis

Prevention Goes Girlie

Free birth control and other big bonuses

By Whitny Doyle
Free birth control was rolled into the country’s coming health care reform at the beginning of August. Yet the suggestion that women ought to have access to preventive measures predictably outraged people who confuse contraception with abortion.

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Answer Me This

By Marisa Demarco
What do you know about last week?

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
Funny because it happens to someone else.

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Letters

The readers write.

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