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 "Energy":

"… nt and another justice, incumbent Terrence O’Donnell, received from FirstEnergy Corp. The Akron, Ohio-based Energy company contributed shortly after the j …"

"… guments in a case involving Ohio Edison, an electric company owned by FirstEnergy.Weeks after the justices accepted the gifts, Cupp and O’Donnell joined a …"

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 "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention":

"… here will be victims for years to come, health experts say. Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 18,068 Americans died of mesothelioma from 1999 th …"