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Cities such as Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, and Cleveland — and the people who live in them — aren’t of the “Rust Belt.” We are not “Midwest.” We are not Appalachian or rural or “white working class.” We are Postindustrial. We are adventurers and doers. We hunger for knowledge and experience. We thrive on improving ourselves, our homes, and the environments around us. We are America’s explorers, working hard, making our lives and the lives around us better. And these are the policies and political discussions we care about.

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The truth about steel — and Trump

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Youngstown braces for loss of Lordstown

Youngstown braces for loss of Lordstown

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Curated reports from the region

EXECUTIVE ORDER: BORDER SECURITY AND IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT IMPROVEMENTS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of...


TRUMP LOOKING TO LOCAL POLICE FOR IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT Last Friday, President Trump issued a misguided executive order affecting migration from seven majority-Muslim countries....


THE LONG, LAWLESS RIDE OF SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO Joe Arpaio, the 80-year-old lawman who brands himself “America’s toughest sheriff,” is smiling like a...


THE ROLE OF LOCAL POLICE: STRIKING A BALANCE BETWEEN IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT AND CIVIL LIBERTIES The Police Foundation is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting innovation and improvement...


NEW SHERIFF TELLS ICE HE’LL END CONTROVERSIAL JAIL IMMIGRATION PROGRAM IN MECKLENBURG On his first full day as Mecklenburg County Sheriff Wednesday, Garry McFadden notified the U.S....


NATIONAL MAP OF 287(G) AGREEMENTS 287(g) agreements (also known as “287(g) contracts” or “287(g) programs”) receive their name from Section...


TRAVELING WHILE NEGRO “Green Book”, Peter Farrelly’s Hollywood film, just took home a Golden Globe for Best Motion...


YEAR IN REVIEW: LARGEST BUSINESS BANKRUPTCIES OF 2018 Each week in the Business Times Leads section, we bring you information on what is...


NEXT: WILL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE HAVE CIVIL RIGHTS? I have written before about the Luddites and how autonomous intelligence might unleash a neo-Luddite...


WHAT CITY HALL CORRUPTION COSTS CHICAGO BUSINESS A federal complaint detailing attempted extortion charges against City Council potentate Edward Burke pulls back...


WILL ‘OPPORTUNITY ZONES’ HELP THE RICH, THE POOR OR BOTH? Buried in the Republican tax overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law in late...


CUYAHOGA COUNTY CONSIDERS SWEEPING HOUSING PROGRAM TO STABILIZE NEIGHBORHOODS Cuyahoga County proposes to launch a $30 million, six-year effort to stabilize home values, eliminate...


TUNNEL VISION In the 1970s, Chicago embarked upon an ambitious plan to eliminate flooding and sewage backups...


INSIDE THE PHILADELPHIA DA’S SIDE HUSTLE – SELLING SEIZED HOMES TO SPECULATORS AND COPS In Philadelphia, the city can seize and sell properties that owe back taxes or that...


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