By Keri Blakinger Updated 6:32 pm CST, Friday, January 25, 2019 Known as the Walls Unit for its massive brick walls, the Huntsville-based prison unit stands as Texas' oldest prison and America's most active execution facility. Known as the Walls Unit for its massive brick walls, the Huntsville-based prison unit stands as Texas' oldest prison and America's most active execution facility. Photo: Guiseppe Barranco / Guiseppe Barranco/The Enterprise Photo: Guiseppe Barranco / Guiseppe Barranco/The Enterprise Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Known as the Walls Unit for its massive brick walls, the Huntsville-based prison unit stands as Texas' oldest prison and America's most active execution facility. Known as the Walls Unit for its massive brick walls, the Huntsville-based … [Read more...] about ‘It’s a crisis’: Nearly one in three guards left the Texas prison system last year
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John Carlisle Detroit Free Press Published 12:12 PM EST Dec 25, 2018 THE UPPER PENINSULA – Randy Kluck liked to drink. If he wasn’t drinking wine on his front porch at his house he was drinking liquor on a barstool at some dive bar in Sault Ste. Marie, where he moved to be close to his son Kevin, who came here to attend college. The two were such buddies that Kevin refers to his dad by his first name. “He really was always my best friend,” said Kevin, 36. “So I just think of him as ‘Randy.’ ” Six years ago, they were drinking on the porch, and Randy came up with an idea — how about they spend the summer together on an epic road trip through the Upper Peninsula and write a book about all the amazing bars they’d stop at along the way? There would be so many nights they’d get to spend side-by-side on barstools, so many long drives along the empty highways, so much to tell each other, so much … [Read more...] about Upper Peninsula drinking guide becomes cult classic
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Joshua Miller and Matt Stout Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent October 13, 2018 Four years ago, he promised not to raise taxes. He pledged to reform the troubled Department of Children and Families. He said he’d fight the opioid crisis, expand a key tax credit for the working poor, spend 1 percent of the state budget on the environment, improve efficiency at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and do much, much more if voters sent him to the corner office.Now, running for reelection, Republican Governor Charlie Baker faces the most basic political question: Did he keep the promises he made before he took office?The Globe reviewed Baker’s 2014 campaign proposals, pledges from debates, hundreds of news releases, and media interviews; consulted policy experts; and, ultimately, found a mixed bag. Advertisement Baker, 61, has notched clear victories, … [Read more...] about Did Charlie Baker keep his campaign promises?