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  • Politics: Scarcity, Necessity, Reality

    Politics: Scarcity, Necessity, Reality
    I saw the state kill a man once. It was in Virginia, not Connecticut, but most people would have thought he had it coming. He'd assaulted a 61-year-old woman with an umbrella and slit her throat. The punishment, in the electric chair, was grotesque...
  • Prosecutor probes Baltimore detective's account of punching

    Prosecutor probes Baltimore detective's account of punching
    Baltimore police Detective Michael McSpadden is being investigated by the city prosecutor's office after The Baltimore Sun publicized a video that conflicted with his account of a 2012 arrest in which he punched a man. State's Attorney Gregg L....
  • Several cities push at least temporary halt on marijuana businesses

    Several cities push at least temporary halt on marijuana businesses
    The rush to delay medical marijuana dispensaries from opening in some cities is on, even before Florida voters decide the marijuana measure on Nov. 4. Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, North Palm Beach, Lake Clarke Shores and the village of Golf all have given...
  • More than a decade later, SARS offers lessons on Ebola

    It was a novel virus whose early symptoms could easily be mistaken for a dozen other common afflictions. With no treatment or vaccine in hand, it bubbled up — and quickly mushroomed — in a group of poor, populous countries. Healthcare...
  • Broward cities preparing medical marijuana regulations

    Broward cities preparing medical marijuana regulations
    The rush to delay or stop medical marijuana dispensaries from opening in some cities is on, even before Florida voters decide the marijuana measure on Nov. 4. Coconut Creek and Lighthouse Point have given at least initial approval to moratoriums that...
  • Chapter Two: The Federalist Paper

    Chapter Two: The Federalist Paper
    After the British surrender at Yorktown brought a victorious end to the Revolutionary War in October 1781, The Courant's circulation slipped to 3,000. Looking for alternative sources of revenue, Hudson & Goodwin bought a few more paper mills and began...
  • Unprecedented amount of 'dark money' fuels midterm races

    Unprecedented amount of 'dark money' fuels midterm races
     In Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, crowded with attack ads from both sides, one group has spent millions praising Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as a friend of the state's coal industry and flaying his Democratic challenger for cashing checks from...
  • An experienced Jerry Brown vows to build on what he's already done

     An experienced Jerry Brown vows to build on what he's already done
    Making a case for reelection, Gov. Jerry Brown said in an interview that he would hold the line on state spending despite "pent-up" demand for more, further boost local governments' authority and keep California's tangle of regulations from growing in a...
  • Steinberg's Senate reign marked by fiscal triumphs, peers' scandals

    Steinberg's Senate reign marked by fiscal triumphs, peers' scandals
    Darrell Steinberg took the helm of the state Senate six years ago with the global economy in a meltdown that choked off tax revenue, causing the state budget deficit to balloon to $42 billion. It took Steinberg and other state leaders four years that...
  • Hampton rental program: 900 inspections reveal some major problems

    Hampton rental program: 900 inspections reveal some major problems
    HAMPTON — When city inspectors walked into 1912 Long Green Lane on Aug. 19, what they found wouldn't have been advertised on any for-rent listing. Roaches, an ill-functioning ventilation system and a structural deficit that inspectors feared could...
  • Hampton falters in key spots during 21-13 loss to Norfolk State

    Hampton falters in key spots during 21-13 loss to Norfolk State
    HAMPTON — To the Hampton University players who were steamed at watching victorious Norfolk State Spartans celebrating on the midfield painted ‘H’ logo at Armstrong Stadium on Saturday, Pirates coach Connell Maynor had a simple reply:...