Author Archives: Michael Tobin

Iowa floods batter downtown Davenport as future of businesses in doubt

Swollen floodwaters have shutdown businesses in Downtown Davenport, and it’s unclear when the water will recede. Continue reading

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Michigan GOP Senate candidates already readying for primary: ‘We want to beat Debbie Stabenow’

John James came to cast his ballot at the Old Orchard Methodist church in Farmington Hills, Mich., with his son Hudson riding on his shoulders and the wind at his back. Continue reading

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Republicans fight to win Indiana Senate seat held by vulnerable Democrat Joe Donnelly

The senate race in Indiana is soon going to get some personal attention from the White House. Continue reading

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‘ACLU effect’ is to blame for Chicago’s sharp rise in crime, study says

The American Civil Liberties Union is to blame for a spike in bloodshed on the troubled streets of Chicago – that is the conclusion of a new study released by the University of Utah. Continue reading

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Kentucky becomes 1st state in nation to require Medicaid recipients to work

Shortly after the waiver was announced that allows the state of Kentucky to implement a work requirement for Medicaid benefits, House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi said: “The elderly, disabled, pregnant women will suffer from today’s draconian decree.”… Continue reading

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Trump’s first year: How voters in America’s heartland feel about the president

Wisconsin voters are a bit hard to stereotype or predict. Continue reading

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Warrior Games: Blind veteran competes in archery as sporting event kicks off

While serving in a U.S. Navy security detail in Iraq, A.J. Mohammed’s vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Continue reading

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NAFTA: Wisconsin dairy farmers’ uncertain fate escalates US-Canada trade war

A Canada trade dispute meant Wisconsin farmers suddenly were cut off from their biggest buyers – and now many of them risk closure. Continue reading

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With Trump in office, coal mining town begins making comeback

Hazard, Kentucky is one of those small coal-mining towns with one main road snaking through the hollow. Continue reading

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As Chicago crime soars, local group ‘violence interrupters’ sees funds dry up

“Violence interrupters” is the latest strategy being implemented to try to curb soaring crime rates in Chicago. But now it’s dealing with dwindling staff because of funding issues. Continue reading

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Chicago gang members say more police won’t stop the murders

Mike Tobin met with gang members on the city’s West Side. Continue reading

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