Booms, busts and rushes. American history is filled with them. During the Gold Rush, thousands went West in search of riches. Now, people are looking for wealth in a new direction – down. What’s in those shale deposits below our feet may change rural communities forever. Rachel Lundberg brings us the story.
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It’s a fundamental right of all Americans: trial by jury. But it’s up to the attorneys to choose the people who sit in the jury box and decide our fates at trial. Rachel Lundberg brings us a look at how lawyers go about deciding who makes the final cut.
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, creates business opportunities where you might not expect. Rachel Lundberg brings us a story about a century-old jewelry and engraving store in Towanda, PA., and what’s happening locally.
It took three years for Christine Lucarell to win a jury award of $42.8 million against her former employer, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. It took a judge three months to reduce that amount by $10.3 million.
Things had been looking up for Youngstown, Ohio’s long-polluted Mahoning River until last week when an Ohio company intentionally dumped up to 60,000 gallons of fracking waste into one of its tributaries.
Rachel Lundberg brings us the story of one man, his river and the community fighting for revival.
Ohio Governor John Kasich announced this week that he wants to increase the tax on gas and oil wells in the state. Even with the governor’s proposed increase, experts say Ohio is still cheaper for the drilling industry than most other gas-and-oil-rich states and that has Pennsylvanian’s worried.
Local and state food banks received fewer donations from the United States Department of Agriculture this year. Rachel Lundberg has the story.