Monday, July 4, 2022


July 4th: an opportunity to examine the state of U.S. Democracy in places like MT; disturbing bodycam video of a fatal police shooting in Ohio; ripple effects from SCOTUS environmental ruling.


The Biden administration works to ensure abortion access, Liz Cheney says Jan 6th committee could call for criminal charges against Trump, and extreme heat and a worker shortage dampens firework shows.


From flying saucers to bologna: America's summer festivals kick off, rural hospitals warn they do not have the necessities to respond in the post-Roe scramble, advocates work to counter voter suppression, and campaigns encourage midterm voting in Indian Country.

Rachel Pickarski

Editorial Community Coordinator

Rachel first began working in the journalism field in 2016 at WTOP-FM in Washington D.C. as an operations specialist and assistant editor. She also worked as a producer at the Bill Press Live Show. Rachel moved to Boulder, Colorado in 2018 and began working at the Public News Service in July 2020 as the Editorial Community Coordinator. Throughout her years working in this field, she has worked on many different issues, including environmental, social and racial justice and women's issues as well as keeping up with legislative sessions and U.S. politics and elections.

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