January 20, 2013 WRVOGenerations of family members have worked at the Remington Arms factory in Ilion, but new state gun legislation has many worried they'll lose their livelihood. "Everybody around this area, if it wasn't for Remington Arms, would be in trouble," a local restaurant owner says.
January 20, 2013 Hundreds of thousands are converging on Washington, D.C., for the festivities surrounding president Obama's second presidential inauguration. One large Chicago contingent took to the rails to make the trip, and many on board said the event is especially meaningful for them as they see their hometown hero welcomed back to the White House.
January 20, 2013 Barack Obama was always going to have a place in history as the first African-American president. That's no small feat given the nation's peculiar past. But achieving what other Democratic presidents couldn't fueled deep divisions within the country and set the table for a second term with daunting challenges.
January 20, 2013 Who pays for this quadrennial party? When does Beyoncé sing? If I'm going to the National Mall, how do I find a bathroom? And beyond the oath, what's the point of the whole thing, anyway?
January 19, 2013 Activist. Leader. Self-promoter. Shakedown artist. Sharpton has heard all of these claims about him and more over his decades in the public eye. And now, an older and remarkably thinner Sharpton has reinvented himself again, this time as a cable television talk show host.
January 19, 2013 The president's record on keeping his campaign promises over the last four years: 47 percent, according to the watchdog PolitiFact. A boon to Obama's promise-keeping came from the passage of big-name programs like the economic stimulus package and the education program Race to the Top.
January 19, 2013 Almost the entire country has signed onto the Common Core Standards Initiative. The standards incorporate more nonfiction texts across all subjects to improve reading scores. But some fear the push for nonfiction reading could lead students away from passionate engagement with literature.