Chris McCosky The Detroit News Published 3:14 PM EST Nov 8, 2018 Detroit — It’s saying something when offensive numbers as impressive as the ones Tigers right fielder Nick Castellanos put up last season don’t fully describe how good a year he had. Castellanos, who was voted the Tiger of the Year by the Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America Thursday, hit .298, with a .354 on-base percentage, slugging .500 and leading the Tigers with 23 home runs, 46 doubles, 310 total bases, 88 runs scored, 110 runs created and 89 runs batted in. All that despite having virtually no protection in the lineup, meaning teams could and often did try to pitch around him. “If we had more people around him, he’d have better pitches to hit,” manager Ron Gardenhire said last September. “But even if they are pitching around him, he’s still going to reach out and get the barrel on the ball. He’s always been like that. … [Read more...] about Nick Castellanos near-unanimous choice for BBWAA Detroit Tiger of the Year honors
Tom Murphy, Ap Health Writer Updated 6:59 am PDT, Sunday, October 28, 2018 Jodi Smith Lemacks, left, works with her son, Joshua, in their home in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Lemacks is nervous about changing or losing her job because that could mean cutting off her son Joshua from heart specialists he’s seen his entire life. less Jodi Smith Lemacks, left, works with her son, Joshua, in their home in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Lemacks is nervous about changing or losing her job because that could mean cutting off her son ... more Photo: Steve Helber, AP Jodi Smith Lemacks and her son, Joshua, pose for a photo in front of their home in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Lemacks is nervous about changing or losing her job because that could mean cutting off her son Joshua from heart specialists he’s seen his entire life. less Jodi Smith Lemacks and her son, Joshua, pose … [Read more...] about Shoppers may face hard choices again on health marketplaces
Kim Kozlowski The Detroit News Published 11:00 PM EDT Oct 27, 2018 The race for the Michigan State University Board of Trustees will add two new trustees to help guide the state's largest public university make critical decisions in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. The response to Nassar's crimes prompted the resignation of university leaders, including former president Lou Anna Simon and the former athletic director. The university's response also led some to call for the resignation of the entire Board of Trustees, while others unsuccessfully called for the ouster of Interim President John Engler, a Republican former governor. But the leading trustee candidates all seem to agree that keeping tuition affordable, selecting the correct next president and restoring trust in MSU's leadership — after Nassar sexually assaulted women while an MSU physician — are the key issues. Four major-party candidates are vying for two spots … [Read more...] about MSU board candidates face issues of trust, choice of next president
Will Weissert, Associated Press Updated 12:24 pm PDT, Friday, October 26, 2018 FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018, file photo, Megan Heckel of Plano holds her daughter Lily as they wait in line for early voting outside Maribelle M. Davis Library in Plano, Texas. Some Texas voters are complaining that while casting Democratic or Republican straight-ticket ballots, voting machines used in 80-plus counties changed their selections to the other party for key races, including the Senate contest between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke. The Secretary of State's office says the problem is occurring on Hart eSlate machines, when voters submit ballots before their choice is fully rendered. It says the machines aren't malfunctioning and instead blames user error. less FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018, file photo, Megan Heckel of Plano holds her daughter Lily as they wait in line for early voting outside Maribelle M. Davis Library in Plano, Texas. Some Texas voters are ... more … [Read more...] about Texans say voting machines changing straight-ticket choices
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jessie Scanlon October 17, 2018 ON A COOL MONDAY EVENING in late September, Kyle Bailey stands at a high-top table at the back of Nonesuch River Brewing in Scarborough, Maine. The brewery’s customers, bundled in flannels and fleece, are talking with friends over burgers or poutine, mostly unaware of Bailey. A tall man with a shaved head and a big voice with a hint of a Georgia accent, the veteran political campaigner presses on, calling out votes. “Six for the blonde, 11 for the IPA, 4 for the ESB, 6 for the red, and 11 for the stout,” Bailey says, as a colleague jots down the numbers on a whiteboard. This isn’t consumer research on Nonesuch River’s newest beer — it’s a demonstration of ranked-choice voting, the way Maine is starting to run many of its statewide elections.Since none of the five beers wins a majority of … [Read more...] about Could Maine’s new ranked-choice voting change American elections?