Favorite stories from 2015

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The story of Marvin Rockwell — the patriarch of Monteverde, Costa Rica’s Quaker community — who was one of the original settlers who traveled from Alabama to avoid the draft. http://alj.am/1wQQzRl

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Ester Debevec is one of the few remaining Holocaust survivors from Sarajevo. She, like many others, refused to leave during the Siege of Sarajevo and lived to see Bosnia’s modern Jewish baby boom. http://alj.am/1IE0e4v

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The story of Peace Village — a rural Missouri church built to be a home for America’s forgotten Korean military brides. http://alj.am/1BtEumj

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The Alaskan island that draws hundreds of pilgrims each year from around the world. http://goo.gl/vGvKQR

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St. Louis begins to host refugees from Syria and Iraq, and the city’s Bosnian population rallies to support them. http://goo.gl/V87eqc

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St. Louis’ forgotten role in the Manhattan Project, and the painful legacy that lives on today. Photo by Alexey Furman. http://alj.am/1DIkgaQ

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The Chicago beekeeping firm that’s keeping former prisoners out of prison at rates astronomically higher than the national average. http://goo.gl/S0SxMg

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Remembering the Japanese invasion of Alaska during World War Two, and how the American internment of the indigenous Unangax in the Aleutian Islands damaged a culture in ways still felt today. http://alj.am/3zh3

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The Nebraska ranchers leading the fight to save one of North America’s largest unfragmented grasslands. http://alj.am/a7zt

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The community building a home out of a vacated Cold War-era military base at the very edge of the United States. http://alj.am/qun5

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How the fracking boom transformed western Wisconsin. http://alj.am/qhrd

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The civic awakening of St. Louis’ Bosnians, and the first Bosnian-American to run for office in the city. https://goo.gl/mgNKyk

 

 

 

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