Articles by Carolyn Thompson and Martha Waggoner

How Schools Are Trying to Deal with Threats to Safety Despite Obstacles

There were so many questions after 17-year-old Ely Serna brought a shotgun to his Ohio school and opened fire in 2017, wounding two. Along with the whys, West Liberty-Salem High School assistant principal Andy McGill recalled thinking, “Is there something …

New York Teen Gets Probation, Psychiatric Care in Friend’s Fire Death

A teenager who has been in and out of the hospital with mental health problems since the death of a friend in a massive fire the boys started was sentenced Tuesday to a year of probation. A Family Court judge …

Settlements Reached in Deadly New York Plane Crash

Families of at least five passengers killed when a plane crashed into a home last year have reached settlements with the airlines involved, and more agreements are expected before a wrongful-death trial begins, lawyers said. So far, 39 lawsuits have …

Kodak Agrees to Settle Race Discrimination Lawsuit for $21.4M

New-York based Eastman Kodak Co. has agreed to pay $21.4 million to settle legal action brought by black workers who claim the photography products maker paid and promoted them less than their white co-workers. The deal was given preliminary approval …

N.Y. Cell Phone Ban Sets a Dangerous Course, Attorney Argues

The state’s cell phone ban could clear the way for laws in New York against anything that causes accidents, from having a pet in the car to drinking coffee, warned a lawyer fighting to have the ban declared unconstitutional. “This …

Study: 7% of American Workers Drink on the Job

Just over seven percent of American workers drink during with workday, mostly at lunch, and even more, nine percent, have nursed a hangover in the workplace, according to a study. Young, single men are tied most often to workplace-related drinking, …