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Maximize your benefits to offset inflation

Employee benefits are one of the most attractive things about a prospective job and can determine whether you take an opportunity or leave it. When you do decide to take the job, do you maximize the benefits?
If not, you may be leaving money on the table. And in this time of high inflation, you need all the cash you can get to o ... (full story)


EPA orders Ohio power plant to stop dumping toxic coal ash

EPA orders Ohio power plant to stop dumping toxic coal ash

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major action to address toxic wastewater from coal-fired power plants, the Environmental Protection Agency ordered an Ohio utility to stop dumping dangerous coal ash into unlined storage ponds and speed cleanup of the site.
The order to the Gen. James Gavin Power Plant in southern Ohio marks the firs ... (full story)


Sports construction rolls right through economic uncertainty

Sports construction rolls right through economic uncertainty

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — The hulking grandstand at the shuttered Arlington International Racecourse casts an eerie shadow as the sun sets on a weekday evening. It sits dormant on a tract of land that could be transformed in a major way.
With the galloping horses long gone, the Chicago Bears see 326 acres of opportuni ... (full story)


Local


Antisemitism isn't just 'Jew-hatred' – it's anti-Jewish racism

(THE CONVERSATION) Antisemitism has been in the news a lot lately. Hip-hop megastar Ye – formerly known as Kanye West – tweeted Oct. 8, 2022 that he would "go death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE," and then made antisemitic comments during a series of interviews. Basketball star Kyrie Irving has been embroiled in scand ... (full story)


Climate activists make their voices heard over Egypt's protest suppression

(THE CONVERSATION) In London, youth activists threw soup at Van Gogh's "Sunflowers," asking, "Is art worth more than life? More than food? More than justice?" In Melbourne, Australia, two protesters superglued themselves to Picasso's "Massacre in Korea" to highlight the connections between climate chang ... (full story)


State


Indiana doctor: AG shouldn't get abortion patient records

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for an Indianapolis doctor who provided an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio told a judge recently that Indiana's attorney general should not be allowed to access patient medical records for an investigation into undisclosed complaints.
Dr. Caitlin Bernard; her medical partner, Dr. ... (full story)


US overdose deaths may be peaking, but experts are wary

US overdose deaths may be peaking, but experts are wary

NEW YORK (AP) — Have U.S. drug overdose deaths stopped rising? Preliminary government data suggests they may have, but many experts are urging caution, noting that past plateaus didn't last.
U.S. overdose death rates began steadily climbing in the 1990s driven by opioid painkillers, followed by waves of deaths led by other ... (full story)