Friday, September 11, 2020

Quick hits: Local journos face QAnon quandary in election coverage; Paradise, Calif. once again threatened by wildfire

Here's a roundup of stories with rural resonance; if you do or see similar work that should be shared on The Rural Blog, email us at

Local journalists face a quandary in how to cover politicians promoting QAnon conspiracy theories during election season. Read more here.

A Wisconsin farmer just outside Kenosha planted sunflowers and wildflowers over 22 acres in hopes of bringing a little sunshine to visitors' lives in a stressful time. Read more here.

September means ripe pawpaws if you live in Appalachia. Learn more about this delicacy (which looks and tastes like a banana-mango hybrid) and why you don't see it in groceries . Read more here and here.

Doctors study why obesity may be tied to worse outcomes for covid-19 patients. Read more here.

Residents in Paradise, Calif., a town destroyed by the Camp Fire in 2018, are once again threatened by wildfire. Read more here.

The Environmental Protection Agency is cracking down on illegal devices that bypass vehicle emissions controls for diesel pickup trucks. Read more here.

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