Alma Fuentes

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Rebirth after the big storm: How one small town dug out, spruced up and lived on

One generation after a 206-mph tornado pulverized and vacuumed away most of the historic downtown and damaged one-third of the homes in Limon, Colo., librarian Lucille Reimer has a small hitch in her voice when she describes the initial dawn after the storm, the first day of revival.<p>“The most …

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Superstorm Who? Sandy’s Hard-Hit Beach Towns Reopen for Business

Taco bars, boardwalks, and tons and tons of freshly sifted sand. Along the East Coast, hard-hit beaches are kicking off summer in style. By Eliza …

Former NPR CEO Ken Stern: The IRS Had the Right Idea

What’s so bad about the IRS investigating nonprofit applications?<p>Over the last week, commentators have expressed great outrage over the handling by …

Teaching Gen Y how to clean house: Martha Stewart wouldn't approve

Every generation gets the housekeeping doyen it needs.<p>The Victorians had Mrs. Beeton. Boomers have Martha Stewart, the queen of clean loved for her aspirational perfectionism. Along the way, we've seen books on green cleaning marketed to eco-conscious consumers and books on how to clean like a man, …