Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Ohioans Head To The Polls
A nationally watched fight over the bargaining abilities of 350,000 unionized public workers tops a list of ballot questions that face Ohio voters in today’s unusually vigorous off-year election.
Polls are open until 7:30 p.m.
Voters also will decide whether to allow the state to opt out of a federal health insurance mandate and whether judges should be allowed to sit on the bench through age 75. Akron and Columbus are electing mayors.
The effort to repeal Ohio’s collective bargaining law has pitted unions representing police, firefighters, teachers, and other government employees against Republicans seeking to rein in the size and cost of government and limit labor’s reach.
Republican Gov. John Kasich has traversed the state to defend the law. The opposition leads in polls and fundraising.