- Making News: Judith Miller Out of Jail
After 12 weeks in a northern Virginia jail, New York Times reporter Judith Miller was released yesterday. Today, after testifying before the grand jury that's investigating the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame, she told reporters she'd been waiting for a personal waiver from her source and a narrowing of testimony. Jim VanderHei is reporting the story for the Washington Post.
- Reporter's Notebook: Rebuilding Mississippi Casinos
Thirteen Mississippi casinos were wiped out by Katrina. Almost $200 million, about 5% of the state's budget, comes from taxes on those casinos. Gambling interests want state help to rebuild, not floating on water, as required by previous law, but on solid ground. Conservative church groups are dead set against that. Kate Magandy, City Editor at the Sun Herald in Biloxi, has more on the high-stakes battle over jobs and religion.
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Touching down in fly-over country Dodge City, Kansas and Erie, Pennsylvania may have something in common. That’s just one surprise in “Our Towns,” a new book by James and Deborah Fallows. The veteran Atlantic magazine correspondent and his scholarly wife spent two weeks in each of 25 different cities. Their search for America’s character provides anecdotes, comparisons and distinctions after a journey of 100,000 miles.
Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
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