Louise Erdrich's novel turns the trope of the haunted Indian burial ground on its head with the story of a Native-run bookstore being visited by the ghost of a white woman obsessed with indigeneity.
The name change comes after years of activism from the Butchulla Aboriginal people, who inhabited the island before colonization. K'gari means "paradise" in the Butchulla language.
California leased hotel rooms for unhoused residents during the pandemic to move them out of crowded shelters. Then it bought some of those hotels to create long-term homes for them.
People who live on America's 326 Indian reservations often have a harder time voting due to bad roads and lack of formal addresses. The pandemic is adding challenges.