| Jun 20, 2013
For me, following someone on social media is a lot like dating. I like to learn a little about them first before going all the way.
Following. Following is all the way. Sorry if you were expecting something else, but this isn't that kind of column. When...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:05 AM
When students in the Los Angeles Unified School District return to school on Tuesday, they'll be met with beefed-up security in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
For the upcoming year, the nation's second-...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:39 PM
SOUTH BEND – In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, Indiana has established a school safety grant program.
Schools can get matching grants up to $50,000 for making security upgrades, threat assessments, or hiring school resource officers....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:36 AM
More than 600,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students returned to class Tuesday after summer break and were greeted with enhanced security measures, new disciplinary rules and expanded health services.
The new safety programs follow in the wake...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Is keno addictive? Does it drain more money from the poor than others? Does it increase crime, divorce, bankruptcy? What is the experience in other states?
We don't know the answers to these questions because keno was slipped into the budget bill a...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:13 AM
SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Two men stand anxiously at the classroom entrance and another lies seriously wounded beside a wall outside. "Don't come down here, I'm telling you — I'll kill 'em," a man inside the classroom shouts to officers snaking...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 5:46 PM
While law enforcement officials have released few details of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre to Connecticut residents, state police and Newtown officers have increased their trips across the country, in some cases sharing graphic details...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Playwright Anton Chekhov famously said that a gun should never be displayed onstage without a reason. If it is seen in the first act, he advised, it ought to go off by the third.
In other words, writers should not clutter a narrative with distractions...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Show biz figures like Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and LeAnn Rimes appeared at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
"It's an opportunity today to recall where we once were in this nation,"...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:26 PM
For Jim Johnson, the police chief of Baltimore County, the month of August started in Pittsburgh, with an award from a national law enforcement organization for his "steadfast leadership and commitment to working to keep this nation free of gun violence."...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:14 AM
Defending the majority of the City Council that voted to ban gun shows on city-owned property, Glendale Mayor Frank Quintero on Tuesday said it was well within the purview of local officials to set guidelines for use of public facilities....