Heartland Editor

Gayle Putrich

Gayle is the Heartland Editor at Rare. She grew up in the Midwest and graduated from Kent State University. Having traveled the world covering defense, Congress, American manufacturing and more, her passion remains explaining what’s going on in D.C. to the rest of the country (and trying to explain the rest of the country to Washingtonians). Ask her how she feels about the federal budget, but be prepared for a very long answer.

Opioid overdose emergencies continue to climb dramatically, especially in the Midwest Across the U.S.A. Opioid overdose emergencies continue to climb dramatically, especially in the Midwest , Heartland Editor 3:27pm, March 6
The Supreme Court is about to decide what you can wear while voting Across the U.S.A. The Supreme Court is about to decide what you can wear while voting , Heartland Editor 11:27am, March 1
Healing is only just the beginning for Parkland Across the U.S.A. Healing is only just the beginning for Parkland , Heartland Editor 12:32pm, February 22
After the school shooting in his home state, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says what gun control advocates hate to hear Guns After the school shooting in his home state, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says what gun control advocates hate to hear , Heartland Editor , Rare Staff 2:04pm, February 15
Quality of life has taken a nosedive in 21 U.S. states — see if yours is on the list Across the U.S.A. Quality of life has taken a nosedive in 21 U.S. states — see if yours is on the list , Heartland Editor 4:48pm, February 14
Does affordable higher education even exist? In some states, yes. Across the U.S.A. Does affordable higher education even exist? In some states, yes. , Heartland Editor 4:07pm, February 12
Some workers see automation as a serious threat — and with good reason Across the U.S.A. Some workers see automation as a serious threat — and with good reason , Heartland Editor 4:46pm, February 9
What’s in the new budget deal for regular Americans? More than you’d think Across the U.S.A. What’s in the new budget deal for regular Americans? More than you’d think , Heartland Editor 9:47pm, February 8
Why what’s good for hardworking Americans isn’t always good for the stock market Across the U.S.A. Why what’s good for hardworking Americans isn’t always good for the stock market , Heartland Editor 4:22pm, February 6
One of Melania’s State of the Union guests is a hero in the face of the opioid crisis Rare Politics One of Melania’s State of the Union guests is a hero in the face of the opioid crisis , Heartland Editor 9:30pm, January 30
It’s shockingly easy to get opioids delivered from China right to your door by the U.S. Postal Service Across the U.S.A. It’s shockingly easy to get opioids delivered from China right to your door by the U.S. Postal Service , Heartland Editor 3:50pm, January 25
Kids are the real winners at the end of the shutdown saga: 6 years of CHIP funding secured in agreement Across the U.S.A. Kids are the real winners at the end of the shutdown saga: 6 years of CHIP funding secured in agreement , Heartland Editor 3:19pm, January 23
As President Trump signs bill to end government shutdown, the rest is up to Congress Across the U.S.A. As President Trump signs bill to end government shutdown, the rest is up to Congress , Heartland Editor 10:14pm, January 22
Senators strike a deal, and the government is up and running again — for now Across the U.S.A. Senators strike a deal, and the government is up and running again — for now , Heartland Editor 1:24pm, January 22
A new civil rights division will protect health care workers from religious discrimination Across the U.S.A. A new civil rights division will protect health care workers from religious discrimination , Heartland Editor 4:10pm, January 18
Carrier is still cutting factory jobs in Indianapolis, a year after a deal that would supposedly save them Across the U.S.A. Carrier is still cutting factory jobs in Indianapolis, a year after a deal that would supposedly save them , Heartland Editor 3:57pm, January 11
Baby Steps | She’s got faith to heal those sick in soul when opioid babies wail She's got faith to heal those sick in soul when opioid babies wail Baby Steps | She’s got faith to heal those sick in soul when opioid babies wail , Heartland Editor 4:24pm, December 19
Baby Steps | One woman fights for opioid moms with all the love she’s got One woman fights for opioid moms with all the love she's got Baby Steps | One woman fights for opioid moms with all the love she’s got , Heartland Editor 4:23pm, December 19
Baby Steps | How hope spreads, even at the center of the opioid crisis How hope spreads, even at the center of the opioid crisis Baby Steps | How hope spreads, even at the center of the opioid crisis , Heartland Editor 4:23pm, December 19
Baby Steps | A family’s love shelters opioid-exposed babies — with room for moms, too A family's love shelters opioid-exposed babies -- with room for moms, too Baby Steps | A family’s love shelters opioid-exposed babies — with room for moms, too , Heartland Editor 4:23pm, December 19
Baby Steps | For drug-exposed infants, intensive care is too intense For drug-exposed infants, intensive care is too intense Baby Steps | For drug-exposed infants, intensive care is too intense , Heartland Editor 4:23pm, December 19
Baby Steps | Heal the child, save the mother: Two centers of hope open for opioid-exposed babies Save the mother: Two centers of hope open for opioid-exposed babies Baby Steps | Heal the child, save the mother: Two centers of hope open for opioid-exposed babies , Heartland Editor 4:23pm, December 19
Roy Moore may be on his own in the Alabama Senate race as Republicans (and their money) run for the hills Rare Politics Roy Moore may be on his own in the Alabama Senate race as Republicans (and their money) run for the hills , Heartland Editor 3:55pm, November 10
Trump says he won’t let Congress crush your retirement plan Across the U.S.A. Trump says he won’t let Congress crush your retirement plan , Heartland Editor 12:27pm, October 24
How did 4 members of the U.S. military end up dead in Niger? No one seems to know for sure Around the world How did 4 members of the U.S. military end up dead in Niger? No one seems to know for sure , Heartland Editor 1:53pm, October 23
Bowe Bergdahl was rescued from Taliban captivity, but he may be a prisoner for life Across the U.S.A. Bowe Bergdahl was rescued from Taliban captivity, but he may be a prisoner for life , Heartland Editor 11:16am, October 23
EPA kills Obama-era emissions policy, but it still might not save coal country Across the U.S.A. EPA kills Obama-era emissions policy, but it still might not save coal country , Heartland Editor 10:14pm, October 11
Tom Petty may be gone but this urban legend about one of his songs lives on People Tom Petty may be gone but this urban legend about one of his songs lives on , Heartland Editor 1:54am, October 3
Gabby Giffords leads outcry of horror and sorrow following Las Vegas shooting Across the U.S.A. Gabby Giffords leads outcry of horror and sorrow following Las Vegas shooting , Heartland Editor 11:03am, October 2
Russia is meddling with your Facebook feed and Congress has just about had enough Across the U.S.A. Russia is meddling with your Facebook feed and Congress has just about had enough , Heartland Editor 4:31pm, September 29