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  • Rekha Basu: Recreational pot industry purveys a legal Rocky Mountain high

    Six months ago, Bill Zweitzig, a 38-year-old jazz musician and glass blower, moved his family from Pennsylvania to Colorado to sell something he had experience selling: marijuana. This time, though, he's on salary and doesn't risk arrest.
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry, others cry partisan foul over felony indictment

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, others cry partisan foul over felony indictment
    It's been nearly three years since Rick Perry stood on a debate stage in Michigan and fumbled fruitlessly for the name of the third federal agency he vowed to eliminate as president. Since then, the Texas governor has worked assiduously to restore his...

    Ann McFeatters: Commercial drones coming to skies near you!

    WASHINGTON Oh no! The United States is falling behind in yet another big area � commercial use of drones. (Those things that buzz around and gather information and drop bombs overseas but don't yet deliver Amazon packages.) Although drones seem to...

    Dr. Garfield D. Kington, West Baltimore physician

    Dr. Garfield D. Kington, West Baltimore physician
    Dr. Garfield D. Kington, a physician who was a familiar and comforting presence to his West Baltimore patients for decades, died Aug. 3 of multiple myeloma at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 91. "We were colleagues on the medical staff at...

    Rekha Basu: Iowa summit serves reminder of why religion, politics don't mix

    Of everything coming out of this year's Iowa Family Leadership Summit, the fear factor is what stayed with me. It was a constant, discomfiting undercurrent, like a loose nail poking up in your shoe. It was organization President Bob Vander Plaats...