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YORKVILLE, Ill. — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has declared a statewide harvest emergency to help agricultural workers hit hard by rain-related delays.

  • By Christian M. Wade | CNHI State Reporter

BOSTON — President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national crisis to combat opioid abuse could unleash a massive federal response to curb addiction, but some worry that new policies will focus more on locking people up than getting them into treatment.

  • By John Austin | CNHI State Reporter

AUSTIN, Texas. — Nearly 9 million Texans voted in the 2016 presidential election, but more than 4 million eligible voters couldn’t cast ballots because of problems with identification, registration or other barriers. 

  • By George F. Will | The Washington Post

WASHINGTON -- With an asperity born of exasperation, Justice Antonin Scalia once wrote, "If you want aspirations, you can read the Declaration of Independence," but "there is no such philosophizing in our Constitution," which is "a practical and pragmatic charter of government." Scalia was wrong, and much depends on Neil Gorsuch not resembling Scalia in this regard. Gorsuch can endorse Scalia's originalism, construing the Constitution's text and structure as it was understood by its Framers and ratifiers, without embracing Scalia's misunderstanding of this: