T/midwest

  1. Coal Mining Jobs Trump Would Bring Back No Longer Exist Business Day, Yesterday

    The jobs the president alluded to — hardy miners in mazelike tunnels with picks and shovels — have become vestiges of the past.

  2. Trump’s Raves About Chicago Have Become Rants U.S., Yesterday

    The president has often bemoaned Chicago’s rising street violence. But residents say his long, tangled relationship with the city explains a lot.

  3. Trump’s Name 20-Feet High. Chicago’s Anger? Unlimited. Video, Yesterday

    The Trump International Hotel and Tower was met with a warm reception when it was completed in 2008. But six years later, a modification from Donald J. Trump ruffled feathers in Chicago.

  4. In Kansas City, Barbecue, Beer and Bargains Travel, Yesterday

    Seeing different sides of a great city in America’s heartland that truly seems to be coming into its own.

  5. School Choice in Iowa Opinion, March 28

    A reader writes that “taxes should be religiously neutral.”

  6. ‘Way Out of Line’: Iowa Voters Rethink Support for Steve King U.S., March 28

    Has an outspokenly anti-immigrant congressman finally gone too far, even for his loyal constituents? Their attitudes seem to be shifting.

  7. Ford to Expand U.S. Production of Trucks and S.U.V.s Business Day, March 28

    An investment of $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities, praised by President Trump, will add or preserve 130 jobs at an engine factory.

  8. Indian-Americans Reward Man Who Intervened in Kansas Shooting U.S., March 28

    Ian Grillot, who was shot and wounded when he reacted to an attack on two Indians, received a $100,000 check from India House Houston to help buy a home.

  9. Michigan Allots $87 Million to Replace Flint’s Tainted Water Pipes U.S., March 27

    The proposed deal would settle a lawsuit that blamed city and state officials for failing to protect residents from drinking lead-tainted water for more than a year.

  10. Icahn Raises Ethics Flags With Dual Roles as Investor and Trump Adviser U.S., March 26

    The billionaire is advising on regulations, including pressing for a change in an E.P.A. rule that has cost an oil refinery he’s invested in millions of dollars.

  11. Push for Internet Privacy Rules Moves to Statehouses Technology, March 26

    As Congress acts to roll back regulations limiting access to consumer data, several states are considering laws that could have a wide impact.

  12. Health Bill’s Failure Leaves Supporters in a Political Jam Back Home U.S., March 25

    In running for re-election next year, some Republican lawmakers may have to defend their support for a politically explosive bill that many backed only reluctantly.

  13. Nebraska May Stanch One Town’s Flow of Beer to Its Vulnerable Neighbors U.S., March 25

    Whiteclay, with its little liquor stores, attracts American Indians from the dry reservation just across the South Dakota line. But a move is afoot to change that.

  14. In Reporter’s Hometown, Students Look Toward ‘Somewhere They’re Welcomed’ Times Insider, March 24

    Anemona Hartocollis returned to her high school in Topeka, Kan., to chronicle the ways disadvantaged kids navigate getting into college.

  15. Can the Arts Thrive Without Washington? A Kansas Town Says Yes Arts, March 24

    The Hays Arts Council and other small-town groups have proved nimble in maintaining programs despite inconsistent funding since 2011.

  16. Headed North, Sandhill Cranes Squeeze In Where They Can Science, March 24

    The Platte River in Nebraska is an important layover for hundreds of thousands of the birds as they head toward their summer homes.

  17. ‘The Daily’: So Much for That Vote, for Now Podcasts, March 24

    It was supposed to be a historic day for Republicans as the House voted to repeal President Obama’s health care law. That, at least, was the idea.

  18. ‘The Daily’: So Much for That Vote, for Now Podcasts, March 24

    It was supposed to be a historic day for Republicans as the House voted to repeal President Obama’s health care law. That, at least, was the idea.

  19. College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There. U.S., March 24

    For working-class students like Nate, Zac and TaTy, the road to college is unfamiliar and rocky, and even imagining oneself on campus can be an obstacle.

  20. Why Regulations Matter Opinion, March 23

    An architect writes that the city is a good example of what happens when you don’t have good government regulations.

  21. One Rationale for Voter ID Debunked, G.O.P. Has Another U.S., March 23

    After failing to find widespread voter fraud, Republican state lawmakers are calling for tighter restrictions on voting based on perception of tainted ballots.

  22. Jury Awards Millions in Case of Man Left to Die of Broken Neck in Oklahoma Jail U.S., March 22

    Video of his final 51 hours in the Tulsa County Jail in 2011 shows him unable to reach food or water. The award was $10.25 million.

  23. $1 Million Homes in Maryland, Florida and Illinois Real Estate, March 22

    An 1854 rowhouse in Baltimore; a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home with a landscaped atrium; and a Victorian house in Chicago

  24. What You Get for ... $1,000,000 Slideshow, March 22

    An 1854 rowhouse in Baltimore; a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home with a landscaped atrium; and a Victorian house in Chicago.

  25. Why Does Mount Rushmore Exist? Magazine, March 22

    This gargantuan shrine to democracy has never felt so surreal.

  26. School Choice Fight in Iowa May Preview the One Facing Trump U.S., March 21

    Iowa is one of 31 states where legislators have proposed creating or expanding school choice programs this year, but the push is meeting resistance.

  27. After Fires, Great Plains Ranchers Rebuild Video, March 20

    Ranchers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas are trying to recover after wildfires ravaged their herds and their land.

  28. China’s Taxes on Imported Cars Feed Trade Tensions With U.S. Business Day, March 20

    Autos are emerging as a potential point of contention ahead of President Trump’s meeting with his Chinese counterpart, but the industry sees no easy answers.

  29. Burying Their Cattle, Ranchers Call Wildfires ‘Our Hurricane Katrina’ U.S., March 20

    An existential threat to a way of life that has sustained cattle-raising families since homesteading days.

  30. Rome Is Looking Better From Topeka Opinion, March 20

    If Governor Brownback is appointed to a U.N. agricultural post, he’ll be leaving Kansas a fiscal ruin, but at least he’ll be leaving.

  31. Mr. Trump Should Look More Carefully at Where the Jobs Are Opinion, March 19

    American manufacturing’s future will reflect, not recreate, its past.

  32. Grassley and Feinstein: The Pair Who Will Lead Gorsuch’s Senate Hearings U.S., March 19

    The senators will face pressure to vindicate their parties’ views both of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch’s worthiness to join the Supreme Court and of the process leading him there.

  33. Basing Life on What You Can Afford Your Money, March 19

    We all face financial trade-offs. Needs over wants. Faith over financial facts. A dozen people from around the country share their stories.

  34. G.O.P.’s Health Care Tightrope Winds Through the Blue-Collar Midwest Health, March 19

    Undoing and replacing the Affordable Care Act means bridging a vast gulf between the expectations of many working-class Trump voters and party orthodoxy.

  35. Chuck Berry, Musician Who Helped Define Rock ’N’ Roll, Dies at 90 Arts, March 18

    Mr. Berry was rock’s master theorist and conceptual genius, a songwriter who understood what the kids wanted before they did themselves.

  36. Chuck Berry, Rock ’n’ Roll Pioneer, Dies at 90 Arts, March 18

    Mr. Berry was rock’s master theorist and conceptual genius, a songwriter who understood what the kids wanted before they knew themselves.

  37. Chuck Berry, Musician Who Helped Define Rock ’N’ Roll, Dies at 90 Arts, March 18

    Mr. Berry was rock’s master theorist and conceptual genius, a songwriter who understood what the kids wanted before they did themselves.

  38. Oklahoma State Senator Faces Charges and Condemnation U.S., March 17

    The legislature has condemned Ralph Shortey, a rising lawmaker facing felony charges over his arrest in a motel with a teenager.

  39. Part of Vermont’s N.C.A.A. Team and Hoping, One Day, to Be Able to Play Sports, March 16

    A traffic accident left Josh Speidel’s body, but not his drive, severely weakened.

  40. With E.P.A. Cuts, States Would Lose Help in Emergencies U.S., March 16

    Much of the agency’s state-level work would be eliminated or sharply reduced by President Trump’s proposed budget, which cuts the E.P.A. more than any other agency.

  41. Chief Justice Roberts Considers the Case of Tom Sawyer U.S., March 16

    Several boys, played by actors, accused Tom of fraudulent misrepresentation when he persuaded them to whitewash Aunt Polly’s fence.

  42. Why I’m Moving Home Opinion, March 16

    Like many rural Americans, I set off in search of opportunity. Now I realize I need to go back.

  43. Trump Using Detroit as Stage for Loosening Obama’s Fuel Economy Rules U.S., March 15

    Automakers have said the fuel standards, which have been widely praised by environmentalists, would be expensive and technologically difficult to achieve.

  44. Ferguson Documentary Disputed as New Footage Is Released U.S., March 13

    A prosecutor dismissed footage in a new documentary on Michael Brown as irrelevant and misleading, and a lawyer released video that he said disproved the film’s claims.

  45. The President Changed. So Has Small Businesses’ Confidence. Business Day, March 12

    Executives in Toledo, Ohio, say their prospects are better under President Trump, citing his promises of fewer regulations and lower taxes and health care costs.

  46. In Chicago and Philadelphia, the Difference a Park Makes Arts, March 12

    Cities across the country are making a priority of improving their parks. “Housing alone doesn’t make a neighborhood,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago said.

  47. 2 of a Farmer’s 3 Children Overdosed. What of the Third — and the Land? U.S., March 12

    Opioid addiction is ravaging America’s farmland, tearing at communities and posing a new threat to families that have worked the same soil for generations.

  48. New Ferguson Video Adds Wrinkle to Michael Brown Case U.S., March 11

    A documentary says security footage suggests that the young man may not have been stealing from a Ferguson, Mo., convenience store before he was shot by the police.

  49. Highest and Lowest Property Tax Rates in the U.S. Real Estate, March 10

    The top five highest and lowest median property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  50. Want to Fix Schools? Go to the Principal’s Office Opinion, March 10

    Education reform often skips over one of the best solutions for helping students. Chicago shows how it can be done.

  51. Woman Who Streamed Boyfriend’s Death by Police Faces Unrelated Assault Charge U.S., March 9

    Diamond Reynolds was charged with felony assault last week, stemming from accusations that she attacked a woman with a hammer.

  52. Matters of Public Record: Rich Resource for Reporters Times Insider, March 9

    Reporters James Glanz and Agustin Armendariz explain why their front page story about cancer fraud allegations reminds us about the importance of public records.

  53. How to Plan a Family Reunion Travel, March 9

    To get the most out of a gathering of loved ones, set a date far in advance and plan a themed event for the group.

  54. Across the Parched Prairie, Fires Scorch 2,300 Square Miles U.S., March 8

    At least six people have been killed in wildfires burning across four states, including three ranch hands trying to save cattle in the Texas Panhandle.

  55. Mike Kelley’s Underground Afterlife T Magazine, March 8

    The artist’s dream of a mobile gallery, a replica of his childhood home, is a compelling gift to Detroit. More fascinating is what lies beneath.

  56. In Puerto Rico, Teachers’ Pension Fund Works Like a Ponzi Scheme Business Day, March 8

    The fund is so cash-short that contributions by younger teachers flow straight to retirees, and the working teachers can’t expect to get any money back.

  57. Chance the Rapper Donates $1 Million to Chicago’s Public Schools Automobiles, March 7

    The rapper called the donation a “call to action” in supporting arts and after school programming.

  58. Chance the Rapper Donates $1 Million to Chicago’s Public Schools Arts, March 7

    The rapper called the donation a “call to action” in supporting arts and after-school programming.

  59. Omaha’s Answer to Costly Potholes? Go Back to Gravel Roads U.S., March 7

    While President Trump has called for major spending on infrastructure, cities like Omaha have resorted to unusual solutions to problems unlikely to see federal funding.

  60. The State of State Teachers’ Pension Plans Interactive, March 6

    As teachers across the country retire, their pensions are being subsidized by newly hired teachers to a surprising degree. Here is a look at how states’ pension plans compare.

  61. When Statehouse Politics Embarrass the Nation Opinion, March 4

    Some Republican ideas: make jail more likely for protesters and parole harder to attain.

  62. Pawnee Nation Sues Oklahoma Oil Companies in Tribal Court Over Earthquake Damage U.S., March 4

    The tribe, exerting its sovereignty, brought the case over property damage caused by a 5.8-magnitude quake in September likely caused by fracking.

  63. Ingrid LaFleur, Artist and Curator, Enters Detroit’s Mayoral Race U.S., March 3

    The 39-year-old native of the city is joining a field of more than a dozen candidates challenging Mayor Mike Duggan.

  64. After Kansas Shooting, a Community in Fear Opinion, March 3

    For many Americans of South Asian descent, the shooting of two immigrants from India is part of a disturbing pattern.

  65. For 3 Indiana Brothers, ‘America First’ Cuts 2 Ways U.S., March 3

    As President Trump rewrites trade policy, the impact will be felt in places like Evansville, Ind., where the likely winners and losers live side by side.

  66. Public Lands in Private Hands? Opinion, March 3

    If Ryan Zinke, the new interior secretary, believes in conservation, let him prove it.

  67. Mike Pence Used Private Email as Governor, News Report Says U.S., March 2

    The practice, reported by The Indianapolis Star, was legal but raised questions about the security of the communications, some of which addressed sensitive topics.

  68. U.S. Agents Raid Caterpillar Over Offshore Tax Practices Business Day, March 2

    Caterpillar has been dogged by accusations that it reduced its domestic tax bill by shifting profits from the United States to a subsidiary in Switzerland.

  69. It’s Called Broomball. And, Yes, It’s Grueling. N.Y. / Region, March 2

    To visualize the sport, think hockey, but without the skates and with a lot more slipping and sliding.

  70. From Raising Consciousness to Raising Hell Opinion, March 2

    Activism today is “still women sitting in a circle with each other.”

  71. Kansas Supreme Court Says State Education Spending Is Too Low U.S., March 2

    Gov. Sam Brownback faces a rebellion even among fellow Republicans over his tax-cutting philosophy, and the new ruling compounds the state’s fiscal woes.

  72. Across the Country, a Republican Push to Rein In Protesters U.S., March 2

    In a season rife with demonstrations, Republican legislators in at least 16 states have filed bills to make protests more orderly or to toughen penalties.

  73. Chicago Theaters Cultivate Night Life Offstage Travel, March 2

    The city’s strong theater community is increasingly keeping its audiences fed and watered in-house.

  74. Outsourcing the Constitution Opinion, March 1

    The appalling case of a prisoner who starved to death shows how dependent we are on our judges’ willingness to call out injustice.

  75. PayPal Redirects Charitable Contributions Without Consent, Lawsuit Says Technology, March 1

    The federal lawsuit accuses the PayPal Giving Fund of collecting contributions for groups that may never receive the funds.

  76. Backed by Law Enforcement, Undocumented Immigrant Gets Reprieve U.S., March 1

    Juan Carlos Hernandez Pacheco, awaiting hearings in the government’s case against him, was freed from jail after posting a $3,000 bond.

  77. $750,000 Homes in Virginia, Missouri and Arkansas Real Estate, March 1

    A Federal-style house in Heathsville, Va.; a condominium in St. Louis; and a 1921 mansion in Little Rock, Ark.

  78. What You Get for $750,000 Slideshow, March 1

    A Federal-style house in Heathsville, Va.; a condominium in St. Louis; and a 1921 mansion in Little Rock, Ark.

  79. Funeral in India for Kansas Shooting Victim Video, March 1

    Relatives and friends said goodbye to Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the engineer who was killed last week in a shooting that is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

  80. For Many Farmers, Retirement Is a Source of Dread Business Day, March 1

    A survey of farmers in Iowa indicates that many do not have a formal retirement plan. The land, they say, is their 401(k).

  81. Indians Used to Dream of America. No Longer. Opinion, February 28

    “I appeal to all parents in India not to send their children to the U.S.”

  82. At a Funeral Pyre in India, Anger Over a Shooting in Kansas World, February 28

    As family and friends said goodbye to Srinivas Kuchibhotla, killed last week in a Kansas bar, mourners denounced President Trump for failing to condemn the act.