As the nation’s opioid crisis has devastated thousands of families, it also has taken a crippling financial toll on cities, small towns and counties around the country. Packed jails, increased ambulance runs and overworked coroners, sheriff’s deputies and public defenders are just some of the consequences of the massive epidemic that has forced localities to divert … [Read more...] about Local jurisdictions pay the price for nation’s opioid crisis
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Beth LeBlanc and Jennifer Chambers The Detroit News Published 10:44 PM EST Nov 6, 2018 Democrat Dana Nessel was moving ahead of her opponent, Republican Tom Leonard, late Tuesday in a close race to replace term-limited Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. . With 37 percent of precincts reporting, Nessel, a Plymouth Township attorney, had … [Read more...] about Nessel leading Leonard in AG race in early results
Beth LeBlanc The Detroit News Published 9:09 PM EST Nov 6, 2018 Republican candidate Tom Leonard is leading his Democratic opponent Dana Nessel in the race to replace term-limited Attorney General Bill Schuette, according to early results. . Leonard, the House speaker from DeWitt, had 50 percent while Nessel, a Plymouth Township attorney, had 45 percent of the … [Read more...] about Leonard leading Nessel in AG race in early results
COLUMBUS, Ga.—Ed Harbison remembers Jim Crow. The segregated schools, the no-go theaters, the colored-only water fountains. The white supremacist siege of the First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, where Martin Luther King, Jr., was trapped inside, and Harbison was, too. The white folks telling his mother she couldn’t vote unless she could answer how many … [Read more...] about Democrats Say Republicans Are Stealing the Midterms. Are They Right?
Beth LeBlanc The Detroit News Published 9:52 AM EDT Oct 23, 2018 A stark divide defines the race between Michigan's two leading attorney general candidates, whether it's over the future of Enbridge's Line 5 or potential enforcement of state abortion laws. Republican House Speaker Tom Leonard promises to be a “rule of law” attorney general who will … [Read more...] about Volatile Mich. attorney general’s race shows gulf among Leonard, Nessel