Abby Ohlheiser

Abby Ohlheiser

Abby Ohlheiser is a former staff writer for The Wire.

Wait, Why Are 'Urban' Kids Excluded from This School Meals Program in the GOP Budget?

It's a proposal to help feed low-income kids when school's out, but only rural districts would be able to participate.

The Boston Marathon's New Security Rules Warn Away Would-be Race Crashers

Anyone caught sneaking past the starting line or onto the path mid-race will be in trouble.

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Found Guilty of 20 Charges of Corruption

Including conspiracy, bribery charges, wire fraud, and money laundering.

Bill de Blasio Shovels His Own Snow, Thank You Very Much

Unlike certain, ahem, other mayors.

How Christmas Changes for Americans as They Grow Up

Over 90 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas, but the "How?" and "Why?" of those celebrations aren't quite as clear-cut.

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Gets 3 Years Probation

And he still faces a civil lawsuit.

Construction Collapse at Brazil World Cup Stadium Kills Three

The timing is pretty awful for Brazil's turn at hosting the 2014 World Cup games this summer.

Rob Ford Is Still Mayor, Even Though He's Effectively Powerless

The City Council stripped him of most of his responsibilities Monday.

Manhunt Is on in Paris After Shootings Put the City on High Alert

A hostage was also reportedly taken on the Champs-Elysees.

Mayor Bloomberg Can't Stop Override of Veto on NYPD Oversight

The vote will make it easier for residents to sue the police department for profiling and bias.

The 'Two Bloombergs' of New York's Three-Term Mayor

The very things that made Bloomberg's tenure so transformative also helped to hurt the city.

Detroit's Emergency Manager Could Sell the City's Art Collection

Kevyn Orr asked Christie's auction house to come in and appraise the city-owned collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Bob Filner's Lawyer Says San Diego Is Partially to Blame for Sex Scandal

Because they never offered him sexual harassment training, obviously.

Dissecting the Weiner Campaign's Spectacular PR Meltdown

Communications Director Barbara Morgan went on a long, kind of unbelievable rant to Talking Points Memo on a former intern.

Judge: Detroit's Bankruptcy Filing Is Unconstitutional

Citing the state's constitution, which bars actions that would reduce the pensions of public employees, a Michigan judge blocked the historic filing.

San Diego Mayor Apologizes for Unspecified 'Inappropriate' Treatment of Women

But he's not resigning, yet, in the face of vague allegations.

Chicago's Violent Weekend Was the Worst of the Year

At least 41 people were shot and 7 killed.