David Jesse Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 AM EDT Apr 12, 2019 The paperwork hit Detroit's federal courthouse on Jan. 2. The Macomb Township woman hadn't made payments on her student loan and Uncle Sam wanted his money back. The court, the suit argued, should step in and force the woman to pay up, either by cutting a check directly or letting the government garnish her wages and bank accounts for the cash. On Tuesday, after a process server had served a copy of the lawsuit on the woman but she failed to respond, a judge granted the federal government's request and entered a default judgment against her. At a stake? A $1,250 loan the woman took out in November 1986, plus interest, totaling $4,055.23. But that's not all she's on the hook for — she also owes for the fees the private attorney who filed the suit on the behalf of the federal government, a $400 fee for filing the suit in federal court and interest on that judgment until she pays up, either with a check or … [Read more...] about Federal student loan debt, interest tracked down by attorneys
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PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:07 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. From top left: Jenna Ackerley, Anne Beckett-Allen, Katie Bannister, Jane Basham, Dayle Bayliss, Shayra Begum, Nicola Beach, Adele Bellis and Professor Emma Bond Pictures: WENDY AIKEN PHOTOGRAPHY/EDF ENERGY/BARRY ELEY/PHILIP MYNOTT/SUFFOLK COUNTY COUCIL/UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLKJenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women
Note: This is the first in a series of three in-depth articles on water policy and water politics in California, supported graciously by the Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fund Fellowship, a project of The Fund for American Studies (TFAS). The sun dips low over a seemingly improbable landscape, less than an hour east of Oakland. Dense rows of corn, ready for the harvest; an array of yellowing grapevines heavy with sweet, ripe fruit. The cool, blue waters of the Sacramento River meander through the lush plain, the coastal hills looming on the horizon in the evening light. This is the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta Estuary, also known simply as the “California Delta.” It is inland, an inversion: whereas most big rivers extend fingers of sediment into the ocean, the waters of this estuary seem to fan out into the interior. Like so much else in California, what seems natural here is really a joint effort of God and man. The farmland was “reclaimed” … [Read more...] about Republic of Thirst, Part 1: Bay-Delta Plan Pits Fish Against Farmers — and San Francisco
ACCRA, Ghana — It had been 12 years since Rita Sarpong went home to Ghana. She’d missed siblings’ weddings, the births of nieces and nephews, even the death of her father, sacrificing time with her own family so that she could help frail, aging Americans stay at home with theirs.Almost up to the moment she boarded the plane, Sarpong was working nearly around the clock. A home health aide, she cared for a 90-year-old retired insurance agent with severe arthritis by day. Then at night, she drove from Newton to Wrentham to look after a woman in her 80s who was prone to falling. Related Links Stranger in the house That made for 104 hours a week of work that was equal parts tedious, stressful, exhausting, and essential. After she reached Logan Airport, dragging three suitcases loaded with gifts for her family — mainly used clothes from her closet — Sarpong collapsed in her seat. For the next nine hours, as food carts rolled by carrying lunch, dinner, … [Read more...] about PIPELINE FROM AFRICA: Recent immigrants do much of the low-paying, back-breaking work of caring for frail Americans at home. Back home, they’re seen as success stories.
Angie Craig is trying to be a better candidate than she was in 2016. The Democrat, a former medical device executive from Eagan, ran in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District race that year as a favorite to pick up the suburban south-metro seat. Polished, poised and running a campaign that prided itself on prolific fundraising and field efforts, Craig was regarded as a cream-of-the-crop recruit by national Democrats — but she lost, by just under two percentage points, to longtime talk radio host Jason Lewis. It was one of election night’s most surprising results — Lewis had been written off by many Republicans — and a major blow to a candidate who had seemingly done everything right. This year, Craig is back on the campaign trail again, as a challenger to the now-incumbent Lewis, and she’s had a bit of time to think about what to do differently. For one, the 46-year old Democrat says she’s doing a lot more listening this time around, calling as … [Read more...] about Jason Lewis and Angie Craig square off again in Minnesota’s 2nd District. What’s different this time around?