Several new surveys show voter interest is low, anti-incumbent sentiment is high, and voters from both parties are questioning whether their elected leaders should return to Congress next year.
In short, the electorate is disengaged and disgusted with politics.
Voter turnout in the 2010 primaries was only about 18 percent, and now it's even lower. Less than 15 percent of eligible citizens cast ballots in the 25 states that have held statewide primaries this year, according to a new report from the Center for the Study of the American Electorate.
The tree and shrub population in the Kansas City metropolitan area saves residents nearly $14 million a year, according to a new study.
The United States Department of Agriculture's Northern Research Station (NRS)Â examined plant life in nine counties in the Kansas City metro area.
The NRS found that by blocking winds in the winter, shading buildings in the summer, and providing natural evaporative cooling all throughout the year, trees and shrubs significantly cut down residential energy costs.
Bloomberg has ranked the best and worst companies to retire from, and some of the results are surprising: ConocoPhillips provides some of the most generous retirement benefits to employees, while Whole Foods and Facebook are ranked near the bottom.
Bloombergâ€™s Michael Regan joins Here & Nowâ€™s Meghna ChakrabartiÂ to explain how the publication calculated the rankings.
At a New England grocery store, employees are protesting labor changes â€” but itâ€™s not what youâ€™re expecting. Market Basketâ€™s 25,000 employeesÂ donâ€™t have a problem withÂ their own working conditions. Rather,Â they want ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas put back in his position.
For a window into everything about this family-owned business that has been successful â€” despite deep divisions at the top â€” you just have to go online.Â From our own WBUR to Buzzfeed, countless publications are writing about the New England grocery store chainâ€™s ongoing employee protests and resulting empty shelves.