Advocates: Federal role crucial for iconic waterway cleanups

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration makes a straightforward case for slashing $427 million in federal spending to heal ailing regional water bodies such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound: State and local governments should do the work and foot the bill.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER , AP Environmental Writer

Panel to weigh $20M Kasich wants to spend on opioid crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state commission in Ohio plans to take up Republican Gov. John Kasich's request to invest up to $20 million in scientific breakthroughs aimed at tackling the state and national opioid crisis.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent