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 "Republican Party":

"… t mix,” O’Neill says in the three-minute ad.In late October, Ohio’s Republican Party released a controversial ad stating that as a judge, “Bill O’Neill exp …"

"… d state Democrats and the Ohio State Bar Association in demanding that the Republican Party pull the ad. But GOP officials have refused to do so.West VirginiaThe race …"

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":

"… 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 exposu …"