N.C.'s public financing system drowned out by outside spending

By Chris Young

State supreme court elections vulnerable to outside spending by ideological groups.

Excerpts from this story referencing "judge":

"… aising the former chief justice for standing “up to the ACLU and liberal judges to preserve our rights and freedoms. Roy Moore knows our liberty is given …"

"… y Corp. The Akron, Ohio-based energy company contributed shortly after the judges began hearing arguments in a case involving Ohio Edison, an electric comp …"

"… ars Cupp received from doctors, lawyers and utility companies.“Money and judges don’t mix,” O’Neill says in the three-minute ad.In late October, Oh …"

"… r, Ohio’s Republican Party released a controversial ad stating that as a judge, “Bill O’Neill expressed sympathy for rapists.”The 15-second ad conc …"

State takeover of Michigan cities slowed by courts

By Paul Abowd

Detroit, other Michigan cities fight state takeover law in the courts.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michigan Supreme Court":

"… meetings — a decision that the state’s attorneys have appealed to the Michigan Supreme Court.The Detroit review team decided not to recommend an emergency manager afte …"

America’s asbestos age

By Jim Morris

A toxic legacy may leave behind a half-million deaths

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health":

"… worker to inhale more than 1 million fibers over the course of a day. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that exposures at this level will produce five …"