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  • Puckett's departure deconstructed: Senator resigning killed McAuliffe's secret Medicaid plan

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe had run out of options to pull off his marquee campaign promise to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Even a risky plan to circumvent the legislature had fallen apart. That's when the...
  • Kane County clerk fined for using government Wi-Fi during campaign

     Kane County clerk fined for using government Wi-Fi during campaign
    Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham pleaded guilty Thursday to violating the county's ethics ordinance for allowing the intermingling of private campaign activities with his public office. In a brief appearance in county branch court in St. Charles,...
  • Oak Lawn police shooting of suicidal man costs village $3 million

    Oak Lawn police shooting of suicidal man costs village $3 million
    Charles Petrishe was drunk and suicidal on the night his frantic wife called Oak Lawn police for help. The wife's 911 call and a video camera mounted on a police Taser recorded the chaos as two officers charged into the home minutes later with guns...
  • Military Spotlight on the Bookshelf

    Military Spotlight on the Bookshelf
    For this month’s roundup of new releases, in honor of Veterans Day, we’re spotlighting military history and books written by members of the armed forces. “The Early Morning of War” by Edward G. Longacre of Newport News....
  • Videos of Yarnell fire capture concern as elite unit becomes trapped

    Videos of Yarnell fire capture concern as elite unit becomes trapped
    The worried voices have an immediacy that only video can capture, especially after numerous images of massive fires flaring in the distance. It is Sunday, June 30, 2013, and an elite unit of firefighters, the Granite Mountain Hotshots, were somewhere...
  • New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017

    New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017
    SPRINGFIELD — Senate Democrats on Wednesday began advancing a measure to raise the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017, though doubts remain about whether lawmakers can muster enough votes to pass an increase before Republican Gov.-...
  • In Virginia, consent agenda rules can be interpretive | With Video

    In Virginia, consent agenda rules can be interpretive | <span style=color:#ff0000><b> With Video </b></span>
    You'll find it listed on the meeting agenda of many governing bodies in Hampton Roads — the "consent agenda." Routine by most standards, the consent agenda is a block of resolutions passed in unison by elected leaders with a single "aye" vote....
  • Steven Salaita files lawsuit against the University of Illinois

    Steven Salaita files lawsuit against the University of Illinois
    Controversial professor Steven Salaita, whose job offer at the University of Illinois was rescinded after he made anti-Israel comments on social media, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the university has violated the state's open records law. The...
  • Forest Service criticized over management of Alaska national forest

    Federal efforts to end old-growth logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest have stalled and millions of tax dollars are being wasted, according to a report that will be released Tuesday, the latest salvo in a dispute over the future of America's...
  • Pot shops under cloud of secrecy

    Pot shops under cloud of secrecy
    Illinois is getting closer to choosing the companies that will be allowed to sell medical marijuana. So who's in the running for the lucrative, coveted licenses required to grow and sell the drug? That's for the state to know and you to find out. Later....
  • The cancer of violent extremism

    "As we look to the future, one issue risks a cycle of conflict that could derail so much progress. And that is the cancer of violent extremism that has ravaged so many parts of the Muslim world." The cancer of violent extremism . . . I listen to the...