A Sense of Alarm as Rural Hospitals Keep Closing

Downtown in Independence, Kan., in 2015. A hospital nearby closed that year, worrying town residents. Now another rural Kansas hospital, in Fort Scott, is set to close. CreditCreditAmy Stroth for The New York Times Hospitals are often thought of as the hubs of our health care system. But hospital closings are rising, particularly in some […]

What if Everyone Voted?

Early voting in Atlanta this month.CreditCreditKevin D. Liles for The New York Times In Hawaii, Illinois and Vermont, voters who haven’t registered yet will be able to on Election Day, right before they cast a ballot. In Indiana, Mississippi and Georgia, the registration deadline is now weeks past, and registered voters who turn up will […]