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Hunt for hellbenders is part of broader plan to protect them

ATLANTA (AP) — Researchers are donning wetsuits and wading into north Georgia streams to conduct an underwater search for giant salamanders known as hellbenders.
The effort is part of a survey designed to get a sense of the state of the hellbender in the north Georgia mountains.
Scientists have come to realize that the b ... (full story)


Proposal would prohibit police quotas

A northeast Ohio lawmaker last week told fellow members of the Ohio House of Representatives that police officer morale and public trust have suffered long enough at the expense of ticket and arrest quotas.
Rep. Thomas West, D-Canton, offered testimony in support of his bill - a measure to prohibit the use of arrest and ticket qu ... (full story)


Michigan to be first Midwest state to allow recreational pot

Michigan to be first Midwest state to allow recreational pot

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan clears a threshold this week as the first state in the Midwest to allow marijuana for more than just medical purposes. In the Nov. 6 election, voters by a wide margin endorsed recreational use by adults who are at least 21. The move comes 10 years after voters approved marijuana to alleviate the effects ... (full story)


In GM country, workers aren't abandoning Trump - so far

In GM country, workers aren't abandoning Trump - so far

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Since General Motors announced its decision last week to shut down its hulking Lordstown plant — the anchor of this northeast Ohio town — workers on the line have had nothing but questions. Will they have jobs come spring? Should they put in for transfers and move their families to Texas or T ... (full story)


US promises nearly $17M for survivors of Las Vegas massacre

US promises nearly $17M for survivors of Las Vegas massacre

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. government is allocating nearly $17 million to help people affected by the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting that became the deadliest in the nation's modern history, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said Friday.
The money from the Justice Department will defray costs of counseling, therapy, re ... (full story)