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25 Secrets Your Congressperson Won't Tell You
25 Secrets Your Congressperson Won’t Tell You

From campaign contributions to the secrets behind lobbyists, we got the dirt on what Washington… >>

We Hear You America: Mayors of the Week
We Hear You America: Mayors of the Week

Meet some local leaders are working to make their towns even better -- and maybe earn a WHYA prize… >>

We Hear You America: How the 2011 Campaign Made Winning Towns Better
We Hear You America: How the 2011 Campaign Made Winning Towns Better

Find out how lucky winners of Reader's Digest We Hear You America prize grants used their funds to… >>

Do You Live in America's Most Interesting Town?
Do You Live in America’s Most Interesting Town?

What makes your town fascinating? Tell us and share for a chance to be on our cover. So far we love: >>

How to Eat Healthy at the Ballpark
How to Eat Healthy at the Ballpark

Stadiums are now stocking healthier ballpark food options besides hot dogs and nachos. Try these… >>

Kivalina, Alaska: A Disappearing Town
Kivalina, Alaska: A Disappearing Town

At the tip of a barrier island 80 miles above the Arctic Circle, the town of Kivalina, Alaska, is… >>

How 6 Small Towns Honor Veterans
How 6 Small Towns Honor Veterans

Inspiring: Throughout the year, these small towns honor all United States veterans in unique ways… >>

Are These America's Most Interesting Towns?
Are These America’s Most Interesting Towns?

Breathtaking scenic views, powerful local legends, and more: As we search for America's Most… >>

American Quiz: Highest, Lowest, Oldest, and Largest
American Quiz: Highest, Lowest, Oldest, and Largest

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of trivia: Test yourself as we spotlight nine notable locations… >>

American Trivia: Great State Nicknames
American Trivia: Great State Nicknames

Think you can tell the Beehive State from the Volunteer State? Quiz yourself and see. >>

Manchester, NH: Refurbishing a Community Art Gallery
Manchester, NH: Refurbishing a Community Art Gallery

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

Jacksonville, IL: Celebrating the Fourth of July
Jacksonville, IL: Celebrating the Fourth of July

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

St. Johns, MI: Setting Up a Spray Park
St. Johns, MI: Setting Up a Spray Park

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

Edinburg, VA: Restoring the Mill
Edinburg, VA: Restoring the Mill

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

Albion, MI: Reviving a Theater and Hosting Youth Activities
Albion, MI: Reviving a Theater and Hosting Youth Activities

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

Greensboro, NC: Supporting Non-Profits
Greensboro, NC: Supporting Non-Profits

Find how how winning $10,000 from the Reader's Digest We Hear You America campaign allowed… >>

Aurura, IL: the Festival of Lights
Aurura, IL: the Festival of Lights

Aurora's holiday Festival of Lights is the town's showpiece -- find out how a Reader's Diget We… >>

Ainsworth, NE: A Better Library and Pool
Ainsworth, NE: A Better Library and Pool

Learn how this small Nebraska town rallied its residents and earned a prize in the Reader's Digest… >>

Budget Crises Make Mayors Feel Like
Budget Crises Make Mayors Feel Like “Bad Guys”

[America's mayors are facing tough fiscal times. Reader's Digest's We Hear You America program is… >>

Boley, OK: Keeping Boley Clean
Boley, OK: Keeping Boley Clean

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>