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Man Fatally Shot Outside Courthouse, Suspect 'A Good Guy,' Girlfriend Says

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.03.2015 | Crime

CANTON, Miss. (AP) -- A man got out of his pickup, walked up to the defendant in a drug-dealing case and fatally shot him in the chest, then set down ...

American Capitalism vs. American Business

Steven Conn | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

Perhaps it's time we acknowledge a fundamental contradiction of the American economy: American finance capitalism is bad for American business.

Mississippi Authorities Searching For 4 Missing Girls

Associated Press | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 09.18.2014 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities are searching for four girls last seen with their mother and stepfather who are charged with mistreati...

Watershed Victory Against Big Coal Nears! Illinois Town Celebrates Proposed Denial of Strip Mine Permit

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

After waging a tireless six-year campaign in the historic Spoon River region of central Illinois, residents in the small town of Canton are celebrating a state hearing officer's proposed denial of a permit to a rogue coal company for a devastating stripmine.

Kid With Cerebral Palsy Bullied By Grownup? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.04.2012 | Parents

"Stop, please," a tearful Hope Holcomb says in a TV news segment. "Try to be nice." Holcomb, a 10-year-old from East Sparta, Ohio, who has cerebral...

Debt Collectors Might Be Employed To Recoup City's Unpaid Water Bills

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business

The city of Canton, Ohio might be giving the debt-collection industry some rather good business soon. The Canton city council will vote Monday on w...

The Hidden Pleasures Of Guangdong

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 05.30.2012 | Travel
Arthur Rosenfeld

Somehow, perhaps alchemically, my Taoist persuasion connected me to a unique subset of Chinese culture, opened secrets of the city and beguiled me with the charms of surrounding Guangdong, a province that most tourists, drawn to the more frequently-visited tourist areas in China's northern throw, never see.

How to Write the State-of-the-Town Speech

David Murray | Posted 04.23.2012 | Chicago
David Murray

State-of-the-town speeches exploded during the housing boom, when mayors could describe the growth in the tax base and bask in the glow. After everything went to hell in 2008, mayors would probably have preferred to skip the speech.

Ryan Brunn Arrested In Murder Of 7-Year-Old Jorelys Rivera

Posted 12.07.2011 | Crime

Investigators in Georgia have arrested a suspect in the death of 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera. Ryan Brunn, 20, was cuffed and walked into Cherokee Cou...

Canton Lake Debacle: Gov. Quinn, Do You Know Your IEPA Might Permit the State's Most Destructive and Reckless Strip Mine?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.18.2012 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

In light of the lack of compliance and violations of Clean Water Act laws, is Gov. Quinn's IEPA making a mockery out of the legal responsibility and moral obligation of the state on behalf of its citizens?

David Lohr

Ohio Cop Suspended After Cursing Out Gun Owner | David Lohr | Posted 12.10.2012 | Crime

A Canton, Ohio, police officer remains on administrative leave this week as video of the officer yelling, cursing and threatening a citizen during a r...

"Transplant" Automakers Get Over $3.6 Billion in Subsidies; More Unions, Ralph Nader Comment

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This post has the latest news on the billions in subsidies which off-shore transplant carmakers have received from state and local governments.