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  • California's death penalty isn't really about death at all

    California's death penalty isn't really about death at all
    When I was young I opposed the death penalty because I believed that everyone — even the most brutal killers — had a flicker of humanity that shouldn't be extinguished. I'm not so sure about that anymore. In three decades as a reporter I'...
  • Howard health department leading phone survey on state of county's wellbeing

    Howard health department leading phone survey on state of county's wellbeing
    The Howard County Health Department is conducting telephone surveys this summer asking residents about their health. The initiative is part of a larger project in collaboration with other organizations to improve community health and wellness. In...
  • BNSF, labor union reach tentative deal to allow train operations with 1 employee

    One of the largest U.S. railroads and one of the largest labor organizations representing railroad workers have reached a tentative agreement to allow one person to operate a train on routes protected by a new collision-avoidance system required by...
  • Forks residents: Do something about abandoned house

    Worried residents appealed to Forks Township supervisors on Thursday to do something about an abandoned home that they say has become a breeding ground for maggots and rats. Residents did not want to publicly identify the homeowner's street address....
  • Attack ads on schools lack perspective

    If only Florida's public schools and universities were funded as lavishly as the gubernatorial campaigns that are making education funding a centerpiece of their attack ads. As Tallahassee Bureau Chief Aaron Deslatte reported, groups supporting...
  • Upper Macungie hires first township manager

    Upper Macungie hires first township manager
    While serving as manager of Montgomery Township in Montgomery County for 20 years, Daniel P. Olpere saw the community's population quadruple. His experience in overseeing that growth was part of the reason Upper Macungie supervisors hired him as the...
  • Attorney: Lawsuit won't prevent arrival of Costco

    Attorney: Lawsuit won't prevent arrival of Costco
    Lower Macungie commissioners' attorney on Thursday assured the board and the public that the township will get its Costco-anchored shopping center despite the recent filing of a lawsuit attempting to nullify a controversial tax financing plan. Solicitor...
  • UConn Settles Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit For $1.28 Million

    UConn Settles Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit For $1.28 Million
    The University of Connecticut will pay $1.28 million in a settlement with five former or current students who filed a federal lawsuit in November, charging that the university mishandled their cases when they were raped or sexually assaulted. A statement...
  • Lakeland only bidder for FHSAA state basketball; negotiations on

    Lakeland only bidder for FHSAA state basketball; negotiations on
    Four months after all signs pointed to a divorce between the Florida High School Athletic Association and longtime state basketball tournament host Lakeland the two sides will be back at the negotiating table on Monday. Lakeland, which has hosted...
  • Break California into 6 states? How uncool

    Break California into 6 states? How uncool
    As a native Californian who was born in Oakland, raised in the San Fernando Valley, schooled in Berkeley and now living in Venice, I’d like to say one thing to Timothy Draper, the Silicon Valley kajillionaire pushing the idiotic breakup of the...
  • With funding, an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in sight [Commentary]

    With funding, an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in sight [Commentary]
    Thanks to the incredible combined power of treatments like anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) and widespread use of harm-reduction services, mortality rates and new infections of HIV/AIDS are finally beginning to decline worldwide. The end of the epidemic is...