After Italy shut down all public facilities between late February and early March, the government announced that schools would continue to operate online. But by May, 1 in 5 students were still struggling to gain access to the system through aging internet infrastructure and narrow smartphone screens. Students say they’ve been forsaken by the government. But teachers across Italy continue to fight for their right to an education.

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A series of multimedia pieces by Peninsula Press staff documenting what life is like under the stay-at-home order.

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As sports journalism landscape shifts, reporter Howard Herman keeps his footing in local news


For over 32 years, Howard Herman has interviewed sports talent ranging from high school standouts to rising professional baseball stars for the Berkshire Eagle. And as the sports media landscape has morphed to favor massive sports sites like The Athletic or Bleacher Report, Herman’s laser focus on the local makes him a unique source for a region’s sports news.

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The Ever-Growing Fuentes Family


For the past nine years, the Fuentes Family in San Jose has been hosting players for the San Jose Giants, the Single-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. The relationships that players and host families build last of years beyond the hosting arrangement.

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Remembering and rebuilding the Honey Run Covered Bridge after the Camp Fire

The Camp Fire destroyed the beloved Honey Run Covered Bridge. But it didn’t take long for residents to start rebuilding the bridge — using salvaged materials from the original structure.

By Melanie Hogue and Ashlyn Rollins