Adult cicadas cover a plant, Monday, May 17, 2021, at Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion, in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Have you seen the Brood X cicadas?


Trillions of cicadas, underground for the last 17 years, have emerged in numerous eastern and midwestern states to spend a few days above ground climbing onto trees and walls, mating and making a wonderful ruckus.

Syrian refugees embrace after landing at Chicago's O'Hare airport.

US refugee agencies wither as Trump administration cuts numbers to historic lows

Nanette Senters is one of roughly 1,500 workers at the General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio, that will no longer be working there come March.

Rust Belt jobs are still going overseas. The impact could be felt for generations.

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A tale of two sanctuary churches: Congregants in Ohio and the Netherlands find ‘instant connection’

Three GM employees at a meeting with worried faces.

GM to slash jobs and production in North America, drawing criticism from Trump and unions


With Dirty Girl coffee, this entrepreneur strives to make life better for women in Appalachia

A small startup in southeast Ohio is using coffee to create conversations about the need for economic development and women’s advancement in Appalachia.

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Here’s a list of ways to help women who’ve been incarcerated


If you’d also like to get involved in solving the problem and help women who’ve been incarcerated, we’ve compiled a list of organizations and programs, below, that you can support.

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As opioids land more women in prison, Ohio finds alternative treatments


“We cannot arrest our way out of the problem,” some advocates say.

Harley-Davidson motorcycles on display at the company’s headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. An EPA penalty of $15 million for selling emissions defeat devices was decreased by $3 million under the Trump administration in December 2017.

Environmental prosecutions under Trump projected to be the lowest in two decades

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Despite promises to “promote clean air and water,” environmental prosecutions and penalties have drastically decreased during Trump’s first year.

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Cleveland Indians will ditch ‘Chief Wahoo’ logo on uniforms next year


Many consider it to be a “grotesque caricature of native people.”