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Martin Luther King Day

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  • Spady Museum's MLK Breakfast inspires community

    Spady Museum's MLK Breakfast inspires community
    With an energizing round of speeches, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy at its 15th annual breakfast. "Be inspired to serve your community. Martin Luther King Day isn't about a day off but a day on," said...
  • Obama's State of the Union speech was no dream

    Obama's State of the Union speech was no dream
    On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I fell asleep thinking about the State of the Union. I dreamed Obama finally got the message sent last November and he'd start working with Republicans toward getting Americans back to work in good jobs. He acknowledged...
  • South Bend councilman says city should ax Columbus Day

    South Bend councilman says city should ax Columbus Day
    A proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day is drawing more questions than support in South Bend. Common Council member Henry Davis Jr. has introduced a resolution declaring the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples Day, or...
  • News this week has been a strange-go zone

    News this week has been a strange-go zone
    Improbably this week, Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, said she and her city intend to sue Fox News on the grounds that the famously opinionated cable news channel had claimed that certain areas of the City of Light were "no-go areas" for non-Muslims....
  • Family day turned to tragedy in Annapolis mansion fire

    Sunday was a fun-filled day for the Boone and Pyle families. Lexi, Katie, Charlotte and Wes Boone spent the day with their doting grandparents, Don and Sandra Pyle. They went to Medieval Times in Hanover for dinner and a show of brightly dressed...
  • MLK closings: SunRail, schools closed Monday

    SunRail riders who have to work Monday will need to make other arrangements. Central Florida's commuter-rail service will be closed for the Martin Luther King Day holiday. Normal service will resume Tuesday. All federal offices will be closed, and there...
  • Are Americans really dumb enough to worry about food containing DNA?

    A recent university survey found that 82% of Americans support the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. No big surprise there; a perennial argument by advocates for labeling is that most people want things that way. (Labeling initiatives...
  • McAuliffe: That horse could have outrun a lion

    McAuliffe: That horse could have outrun a lion
    Doctors drained a liter and a half of blood from one of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's lungs over the last few days, but don't worry, he plans to leave the hospital here Thursday. "I don't want to jinx it," McAuliffe said Wednesday evening. "I hope, guys, I'...
  • Capital Prep-Mercy Girls Basketball Game: 'A Great Environment'

    Capital Prep-Mercy Girls Basketball Game: 'A Great Environment'
    Despite the lopsided score, the Capital Prep-Mercy game on Monday at the University of Hartford was a rousing success, drawing almost 2,000 people to watch a girls basketball game. Capital Prep, No. 1 in The Courant's state rankings, beat No. 2 Mercy 88-...
  • Rauner order aims to improve minorities' opportunities

     Rauner order aims to improve minorities' opportunities
    Gov. Bruce Rauner marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by signing an executive order requiring labor unions and companies that do business with the state to report on how many minorities and veterans participate in apprenticeship and training programs....
  • Hate speech spray-painted on Montgomery County home on MLK Day

    Hate speech spray-painted on Montgomery County home on MLK Day
    CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say they're investigating a hate crime after a racial epithet was found spray-painted on a garage door in Chevy Chase on Martin Luther King Day. Police say a neighbor saw the slur, painted in big...