E-books at local libraries: Inside the fight between publishers and librarians over buying and lending policy.

“Public libraries are engaged in one of the most valuable series of community services for all ages, for all audiences,” said Steve Potash, the CEO and founder of OverDrive, a company that supplies libraries with e-books. “The public library is just something that is underappreciated. It certainly is so by Macmillan.” — Read on slate.com/business/2019/09/e-book-library-publisher-buying-controversy-petition.amp

Why celebrating Juneteenth is more important now than ever  – Vox

In many ways, Juneteenth represents how freedom and justice in the US has always been delayed for black people. The decades after the end of the war would see a wave of lynching, imprisonment, and Jim Crow laws take root. What followed was the disproportionate impact of mass incarceration, discriminatory housing policies, and a lack of economic […]

LGBTQ protections advance in Medina – Medina Gazette

My home town gets it. Ordinance 541.08 amended the codified ordinance of the city to prohibit intimidation on the basis of sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Ordinance 717 prohibits discriminatory conduct on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Until these ordinances are approved, it remains legal to evict […]

Fiber: The superfood 95 percent of Americans fail to eat enough of – Vox

Only five percent of Americans meet the recommended fiber target — and that means most miss out on fiber’s benefits. So how can you eat more fiber? Every researcher I spoke to suggested aiming to get a diversity of fiber from a varied menu of whole foods, instead of relying only on supplements or fiber-enriched […]

What Happens to a Factory Town When the Factory Shuts Down? – The New York Times

For more than 50 years, life in Lordstown, Ohio, revolved around the G.M. plant at the edge of town. In March, the plant ceased production. This is what their crisis looks like. — Read on www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/01/magazine/lordstown-general-motors-plant.html