House Speaker: School Funding Overhaul Not Likely in Budget

The leader of the Ohio House says a proposed overhaul of the state’s school funding system probably will have to be handled separately from the state budget due by the end of June. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The leader of the Ohio House says a proposed overhaul of the state’s school funding system probably will […]

Midwest Sees Surge in Clean Energy Jobs

The Midwest added more than 28,000 clean energy jobs in 2018, resulting in a 4 percent growth rate, according to a recent report released by national advocacy groups Clean Energy Trust and Environmental Entrepreneurs. The 12 Midwestern states employed more than 737,000 workers in the clean energy industry last year, with 71.5 percent of those […]

New Business Owners Find It’s a Mistake to Work for Free

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a situation many new business owners land in — they’re so anxious to find customers and clients that they work for little or no money. Or take on projects they don’t like. These owners hope to get referrals, build a portfolio or get photos and testimonials for their websites. Instead, […]

Man arrested after approaching historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral with gas cans, light fluid

A man was arrested in New York City on Wednesday night after he tried to enter a cathedral with gas cans, triggering worries about a possible arson attempt in the wake of a destructive fire at the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Officers with the New York Police Department said they arrested a 37-year-old […]

France to hold daylong tribute to Notre Dame firefighters

France is paying a daylong tribute Thursday to the Paris firefighters who saved the internationally revered Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued its treasures from encroaching flames. French President Emmanuel Macron will host the firefighters for a special gathering to share words of thanks, according to his office. Top government ministers will also take […]

White House Briefed On Findings Of Mueller Report Before Its Release

ABC News and The New York Times report that White House officials have already been briefed on special counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated report, which is expected to be made public on Thursday. The news reports suggest the Justice Department gave the White House advance notice about the conclusions of the special counsel’s report on […]

Democrats outraged as Trump team shapes Mueller report rollout

America has been waiting two years to hear from Robert Mueller. But President Donald Trump and his team are not taking any chances, making sure that they get to spin the special counsel’s conclusions before the nation gets to see them for itself. An aggressive administration rollout plan for the release of a redacted version […]

Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney I Intended to Find Out?

One afternoon in the fall of 2016, I sat in a windowless visiting room at the Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire, Conn. A recent graduate of Yale Law School, I was a certified legal intern on a fellowship in the New Haven public defender’s office. J., a lanky 18-year-old brown-skinned kid sitting across from me, […]

Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind

There’s an anecdote that Ruth Wilson Gilmore likes to share about being at an environmental-justice conference in Fresno in 2003. People from all over California’s Central Valley had gathered to talk about the serious environmental hazards their communities faced, mostly as a result of decades of industrial farming, conditions that still have not changed. (The […]

‘Infatuated’ With Columbine: Threats and Fear, 20 Years After a Massacre

DENVER — The 20th anniversary of the attack at Columbine High School was supposed to be marked with prayers and memorials. Instead, millions of parents, students and educators across Colorado awoke on Wednesday to news that an armed 18-year-old woman with an infatuation with the massacre had flown across the country to Colorado and that […]