Army vet sentenced to probation for dangers against Naperville school and Wheaton authorities; will get treatment from VA .

An Army veteran from Massachusetts with a distressed mental health history was sentenced to probation Thursday in DuPage County for leaving a threatening message on an answering device at a Catholic school in Naperville and for threatening 2 Wheaton public security employees.William MacKinnon, 49, was directed to report for treatment to a Veterans Administration facility,…

Alaska unions defiant in wake of penalizing Supreme Court decision

Unionized state employees rally on the steps of Juneau’s State Office Building on February 28, 2013. A Supreme Court 5-4 decision made Wednesday states unions can not require state workers to add to the union’s financial resources. (Photo by Casey Kelly/KTOO). Among the United States Supreme Court’s greatest rates of unionization in the country. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ktoo/2018/06/27JANUS.mp3!.?.!The…

Democrats target Susan Collins in campaign against Supreme Court nominee

In this Feb. 15, 2018, image, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, left, are shown throughout a press conference at the Capitol in Washington. The Senate battle over Donald Trump’s brand-new Supreme Court nominee is off to a fiery start _ even before the president makes his option. Republican politician and Democratic…