If you live in Northeast Ohio, you’ve probably heard of Bessie, the Lake Erie Monster. You may have drunk an IPA called Lake Erie Monster, which is produced by the Great Lakes Brewing Co. of Cleveland. Or you may have watched the Lake Erie Monsters, a minor league hockey team that plays in Quicken Loans Arena. But have you ever seen the Lake Erie Monster in real life?
We all remember our favorite teachers. We tuck their small acts of kindness away in basements or in attic boxes: red-penned lines of encouragement, our worth acknowledged. We remember their handwriting and the wooden, waxy smell of their classrooms. Many of us continue to do good work in their names, and this is especially true of individuals who later became teachers themselves.
In Appalachia, shifting political winds have forced Republican lawmakers to expand Medicaid. Could this be the start of a trend?
Mary White had noticed her knee hurting on and off for a while before she blew it out last October. “I turned around to go down the steps after I locked the door, and it kicked out the side and tore that ligament in there,” she said. White, who turns 64 in August, does not have health insurance. Her husband is on Social Security and Medicare, and between that and her slightly better-than-minimum-wage income at the Binns-Counts Community Center in Clinchco, Virginia, White doesn’t quite qualify for Medicaid.
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It’s the Creativity, Stupid: How underdog Rust Belt candidates are connecting with voters through highly creative, and occasionally funny campaign ads
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