Saturday, November 27, 2021


Don't want the hassles of Black Friday - consider a refurbished gift this year; day after Thanksgiving travel could be messy - and supporters regroup for recreational marijuana in South Dakota.


Big retailers predict an historic holiday shopping season, but small businesses are not sharing that optimism, and economists weigh in on what s behind the nation's labor shortages.


South Dakota foster kids find homes with Native families; a conservative group wants oil and gas reform; rural Pennsylvania residents object to planes flying above tree tops; and poetry debuts to celebrate the land.

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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