T/midwest

  1. A Supreme Court Showdown Could Shrink Unions’ Power Washington, Yesterday

    Workers in a small Illinois town are worried that a Supreme Court decision curbing union power would hurt their community.

  2. Equality Still Distant Even as Black Unemployment Hits Milestone Business, Today

    The jobless rate for black workers hit its lowest point on record recently. But even a strong labor market has limits in spreading opportunity widely.

  3. Free Speech and the Necessity of Discomfort Op Ed, Yesterday

    Journalism under the siege of the perpetually enraged reader.

  4. St. Louis Police Offer Candy to Build Trust. Residents Say No Thanks. National, February 21

    To sweeten an often tense relationship with the community, the department announced it would give candy to children. Mockery and criticism ensued.

  5. Laurie Metcalf Was Hiding in Plain Sight Magazine, February 21

    From “Lady Bird” to “Three Tall Women” to a revival of “Roseanne,” the 62-year-old actress is finally showing off the extent of her range.

  6. From the Prairie to the City, Dancing to Invoke the Dawn Culture, February 20

    The choreographer Jennifer Monson has long been drawn to the natural world. Her “bend the even” was born on the Illinois prairie.

  7. On Closing Public Schools Letters, February 19

    An education expert writes that closing underperforming public schools offers an opportunity.

  8. 1.5 Million Retirees Await Congressional Fix for a Pension Time Bomb Business, February 18

    The agreement to increase government spending reached this month included a deal to craft what could effectively be a federal rescue for pension plans.

  9. When Calling an Uber Can Pay Off for Cities and States Metro, February 18

    New taxes and fees on ride-hailing services have raised millions of dollars for transportation, infrastructure and even public schools.

  10. A Prisoner Got a Book Deal. Now the State Wants Him to Pay for His Imprisonment. National, February 17

    Curtis Dawkins, a fiction writer who is serving a life sentence for murder in Michigan, says his children shouldn’t have to pay for his sins.

  11. How the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Changed Gun Laws Op Ed, February 16

    Eighty-nine years later, will the public finally demand similar action?

  12. $550,000 Homes in Connecticut, Minnesota and New York Real Estate, February 14

    A 19th-century shingled house with a barn in Essex, a midcentury home in Minneapolis and a renovated 1900 house in Hudson.

  13. What You Get for $550,000 Slideshow, February 14

    A 19th-century shingled house with a barn in Essex, Conn.; a midcentury home in Minneapolis; and a renovated 1900 house in Hudson, N.Y.

  14. Chicago Police Commander Killed on Busy Downtown Block National, February 13

    The commander, who was chasing a man near City Hall, was the fifth police officer in the United States to be fatally shot in the last week, and the 12th so far this year.

  15. Treat Teenage Moms Like Moms, Not Children Op Ed, February 13

    In 11 states, adolescent mothers still need their own parents’ consent to receive contraceptives.

  16. Paul Ryan and the Dreamers Op Ed, February 13

    Also in today’s newsletter: A debate over Chicago’s school closures.

  17. Save Chicago’s Public Schools Op Ed, February 12

    Instead of trying to improve troubled schools, the city is shutting them down.

  18. Three Milwaukee Jail Officers Charged in Dehydration Death National, February 12

    Terrill Thomas was left in a cell without water for seven days in 2016, and a supervisor then repeatedly lied about the events that led to Mr. Thomas’s death, prosecutors said.

  19. President Trump, How Is This Man a Danger? Op Ed, February 10

    Immigration agents took away a chemistry professor about to drive his daughter to school.

  20. Two Ohio Police Officers Killed Responding to 911 Hangup Call, Officials Say National, February 10

    The officers, Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli, were shot while responding to a call involving potential domestic abuse, the police chief said.

  21. Michigan Teenager Expected to Testify at Rape Trial Is Found Dead National, February 9

    Quinn James, 42, is accused of sexually assaulting Mujey Dumbuya in a school parking lot last summer, when she was 15.

  22. Drug Industry Wages Opioid Fight Using an Anti-Addiction Ally Business, February 8

    Pharmaceutical companies have enlisted the support of a prominent anti-addiction advocate as they battle the perception that they created an epidemic.

  23. ‘I’m Not a Career Politician’: 6 Teenagers Run for Kansas Governor National, February 8

    Six young men, ages 16, 17 and 18, are running for governor in Kansas, and they want to be taken seriously.

  24. Archbishop Sheen’s Body to Stay in New York, for Now Metro, February 7

    Court ruling is yet another twist in the long tussle between Illinois and New York dioceses over the remains of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

  25. Democracy, on the March Op Ed, February 7

    How to respond to Trump: Expand voting rights.

  26. He’s a Nazi, Republicans Warn, but He’s Their Likely Nominee for Congress National, February 7

    “There’s no way in the world they can knock me off the ballot,” said Arthur Jones, a Holocaust denier running for a House seat in Illinois.

  27. $1.3 Million Homes in California, Virginia and Indiana Real Estate, February 7

    A shingled house and guest cottage in Sacramento, a contemporary home outside Charlottesville and a brick townhouse in Indianapolis.

  28. What You Get for $1.3 Million Slideshow, February 7

    A shingled house and guest cottage in Sacramento, a contemporary home outside Charlottesville and a brick townhouse in Indianapolis.

  29. Saudi Who Attended Qaeda Camp Is Arrested in Oklahoma Washington, February 6

    The man, Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj, was found after the authorities matched his fingerprints to those on an application to join Al Qaeda’s most notorious training camp.

  30. The Towers Came Down, and With Them the Promise of Public Housing Magazine, February 6

    Former residents of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green were thrown into a system that increasingly leaves the poor to fend for themselves.

  31. ‘They Can’t Wait to Vote’: Energized Democrats Target Dominant G.O.P. in Statehouses National, February 3

    Republicans have dominated state governments for almost a decade, but Democrats are exploiting President Trump’s unpopularity in an effort to make inroads in 2018.

  32. Jump on the Bandwagon of a Winning Super Bowl Team? Not These Cleveland Browns Fans. Insider, February 3

    Meet the superfans of a struggling franchise in the National Football League.

  33. Jump on the Bandwagon of a Winning N.F.L. Team? Not These Cleveland Browns Fans Insider, February 3

    Meet the superfans of a struggling franchise in the National Football League.

  34. Shorter Beer Runs in Minnesota, Just in Time for the Super Bowl Sports, February 3

    Minnesota had been one of the few remaining states to ban liquor sales on Sunday, driving hordes of football fans into Wisconsin on N.F.L. game days.

  35. Inside a ‘Culture of Abuse’ at U.S.A. Gymnastics Video, February 2

    Gymnasts say that Larry Nassar is far from a “one-man problem.” Here are the stories of three other coaches accused of sexually abusing young gymnasts for years.

  36. A New Cocktail Conference With a Political Twist Dining, February 2

    Chicago Style, founded by three women, will bring bar professionals together in May to party — and talk about issues of gender and race.

  37. Teenager in ‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Gets 40 Years in Mental Hospital National, February 1

    The teenager, Morgan Geyser, and another girl stabbed a friend 19 times in 2014 in an effort to please the fictional character Slender Man.

  38. A D-Day Plane Is Flying Again National, February 1

    “That's All, Brother” led hundreds of planes into Normandy during World War II. On Wednesday, it flew again for the first time in years.

  39. I Stand With the ‘She-Devils’ Op Ed, January 31

    Progress on women’s rights was stalling, and then Donald Trump came along.

  40. It’s Time for Michigan State to Clean House Editorial, January 31

    For two decades, university officials dismissed or silenced Larry Nassar’s victims. Now its trustees should resign to make way for new leadership.

  41. $750,000 Homes in Washington, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia Real Estate, January 31

    A midcentury-modern house in a Seattle suburb, an 1871 home outside Milwaukee and a duplex condominium in Washington.

  42. What You Get for $750,000 Slideshow, January 31

    A midcentury-modern house in a Seattle suburb, an 1871 home outside Milwaukee and a duplex condominium in Washington, D.C.

  43. Larry Nassar, Sentenced in Sexual Abuse Case, Is Back in Court Sports, January 31

    The former doctor for U.S.A. Gymnastics and a Michigan State University clinic faces sentencing for similar crimes against three girls in another case.

  44. Good Riddance to Chief Wahoo Op Ed, January 30

    I’ve lived in Cleveland all my life, and I’m glad to see the racist mascot go.

  45. The Eagles Crushed Vikings Fans’ Hopes. Now They’re Crashing Their Super Bowl Party. Sports, January 30

    Minnesotans who envisioned a hometown championship party for the Vikings now must host fans of the team that knocked them out of the playoffs.

  46. Just How Bad Is Partisan Gerrymandering? Ask the Mapmakers National, January 29

    The experts who draw political maps are finding their work under scrutiny as courts examine partisan gerrymandering.

  47. A D-Day Plane Lost for Years Is About to Fly Again Express, January 29

    A twin-engine C-47 called “That’s All, Brother” that led Allied aircraft into France on D-Day sat for years at a bone yard in Wisconsin. It could soon fly over Normandy again.

  48. 5-Year-Olds Work Farm Machinery, and Injuries Follow National, January 29

    Children are growing up driving large farm machines to help their families. Thousands are injured every year; many are killed.

  49. The Big Game Isn’t as Super for Its Hosts as Is Thought Sports, January 29

    Officials like to promote the economic boost a Super Bowl provides the hosting city. Economists say their numbers don’t add up.

  50. Windfall for Super Bowl Hosts? Economists Say It’s Overstated Sports, January 29

    Officials like to promote the economic boost a Super Bowl provides the hosting city. But do the numbers add up?

  51. A Minneapolis Hotel With Northwoods Style (and Flavor) Travel, January 27

    The Hewing Hotel has the spirit of the state, from the loons in the wallpaper to the cedar sauna on the roof.

  52. Rachael Denhollander: The Price I Paid for Taking On Larry Nassar Op Ed, January 26

    Nothing could have prepared me for the pain of telling the truth.

  53. With or Without U.S. Funding, Unesco Celebrates American Cities Travel, January 26

    Unesco’s Creative Cities Network initiative is going strong, despite U.S. plans to pull out of the organization.

  54. Why Is Pay Lagging? Maybe Too Many Mergers in the Heartland Business, January 25

    Consolidation is often seen as a consumer problem. But it may also reduce competition for workers, especially outside big cities, holding down wages.

  55. Is Indianapolis Cool Enough for Amazon? It Just Might Be Business, January 25

    The Midwest capital city would seem to be a long shot for Amazon’s new headquarters, but its low costs and business-friendly climate might help its chances.

  56. At Larry Nassar’s Sentencing, Parents Ask: ‘How Did I Miss the Red Flags?’ Sports, January 24

    Over day after day of victim statements in a Michigan court, some parents have wondered how they could have missed signs that the sports doctor was molesting their children.