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  • On Roe vs. Wade's birthday, an unscientific attempt to limit abortion rights

    On Roe vs. Wade's birthday, an unscientific attempt to limit abortion rights
    On Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Roe vs. Wade, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill to ban abortions at 20 weeks. The bill is expected to pass the House and may pass the Senate as well,...
  • Council says film rules are ready to roll

    Council says film rules are ready to roll
    The La CaƱada Flintridge City Council approved a revised filming ordinance Tuesday, amid protests from a group of local residents who claim the new regulations favor households that frequently film over their production-weary neighbors. The 3-1 vote...
  • Havana: US immigration policy for Cubans needs to change

    Havana acknowledged Wednesday that only Congress could change U.S. immigration laws for Cubans, but contended that there could be leeway in how the laws are implemented. Cuban officials have long said they have serious concerns about the Cuban Adjustment...
  • Bill would allow concealed weapons on college campuses

    Bill would allow concealed weapons on college campuses
    A bill allowing concealed weapons on college campuses in Florida may have a shot at becoming law. House Bill 4005, sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, received support Tuesday from the House of Representatives' Criminal Justice Subcommittee....
  • Boehner invites Netanyahu to address Congress weighing Iran bill

    WASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of the U.S. Congress next month as lawmakers weigh legislation that would tighten sanctions on Iran. The invitation to Netanyahu comes...
  • Reining in the mayor's power

    Reining in the mayor's power
    I fully agree with Baltimore City Councilman James Kraft that we need a partnership between the council and the mayor to move our city forward ("City Council revives bills aimed at weakening mayor's power," Jan. 16). The bill that would require a two-...
  • Farm pollution rule to take effect - unless Hogan acts quickly

    Farm pollution rule to take effect - unless Hogan acts quickly
    The O'Malley administration's 11th-hour move to curb Eastern Shore farmers' use of chicken manure as fertilizer appears likely to go through, unless incoming Republican Gov. Larry Hogan acts quickly Wednesday afternoon to stop it. As one of his last...
  • Will EPA rules raise Orlando area's utilities bills?

    Will EPA rules raise Orlando area's utilities bills?
    Utilities this year are bracing for proposed cuts in emissions of carbon dioxide, a pollutant blamed for global warming. What it means for consumers — some say it could hike electric bills — is so far unclear. The U.S. Environmental...
  • Council vote expected on landlord ordinance

    Council vote expected on landlord ordinance
    The Chicago City Council meets Wednesday and is expected to vote on an ordinance to rein in "bad landlords" and a host of other items before Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen return to the campaign trail for the Feb. 24 city election. The landlord...
  • Boxer vows no more 'secret' talks on drought bill

    WASHINGTON Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer on Wednesday set down some markers on California water legislation, denouncing "secret negotiations" and stressing the importance of seeking statewide support. While dismissing as "absurd and ridiculous"...
  • Cable, wireless groups voice support for GOP's net neutrality bill

    Cable, wireless groups voice support for GOP's net neutrality bill
    The heads of leading cable TV and wireless industry trade groups on Wednesday expressed enthusiasm for Republican legislation setting new Internet traffic rules because it would avoid the legal battles they said were coming if the Federal Communications...