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  • Coalition pushing for 'lockbox' amendment

    Coalition pushing for 'lockbox' amendment
    A diverse coalition of business groups, unions and transit advocates is urging Maryland voters to put a constitutional "lockbox" on state transportation funds, making it harder for governors and lawmakers to divert the money to other purposes. Andrew...
  • Passion for helping youth trumps a big paycheck for wellness coordinator

    By Erinn Hutkin Jim Bell doesn't believe you have to "look like Mr. Olympia" or run the Chicago Marathon every year to educate others about health and fitness. He simply strives to practice what he preaches. "You have to be well-versed in what you're...
  • Strong reasons to retain state justices

    California voters will see the names of three state Supreme Court justices and numerous Court of Appeal justices on their Nov. 4 ballots, a result of the state's hybrid system for keeping politics to a minimum in the court system while still granting...
  • Blemished credit? Congress weighs changes that could boost scores

    — Do you think you'd have a better chance to qualify for a home mortgage if negative items in your credit files were erased in four years rather than the current seven? How about if your credit reports included information on your utility bills,...
  • Should association reserves be invested in a non-FDIC-insured firm?

    Question: About six years ago our homeowner association was sued. Three of five board directors were also individually sued for breaching their fiduciary duties, causing big rises in our monthly fees. In addition to the insurer's attorneys defending the...
  • Cooperative extensions reinvent themselves for the 21st century

    For most of the past 15 years, Seth Wilner was the go-to guy for any and all questions about growing plants and animals in Sullivan County, N.H. "Used to be, someone in my county called up and said, 'I have a llama and two goats, can you come out and...
  • A rocky start for pot stores in Washington state

    SEATTLE More than two months after the first state-licensed marijuana stores opened in Washington state, only one is selling pot in Seattle, and it might be weeks before another opens. Meanwhile, in Bellingham a city of about 82,000 people four stores...
  • Florida law helps fight to save dwindling honeybees

    After reading about the woeful state of honeybees and a new Florida law to foster backyard hives, Marcie Davis launched a simple, well-intentioned mission: become a foster mother to a dozen hives in her one-acre Kendall yard, cultivate a little honey...
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg signals she has no plans to retire soon

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg signals she has no plans to retire soon
    When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg walked from behind a stage curtain on a recent Friday afternoon, a huge roar went up from the jammed auditorium at George Washington University. "Everyone here is thrilled to be in the presence of the Notorious R.B.G.!"...
  • Families of German MH17 victims to sue Ukraine: lawyer

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Survivors of German victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 downed over Ukraine plan to sue the country and its president for manslaughter by negligence in 298 cases, the lawyer representing them said on Sunday. Professor of aviation...
  • New Virginia law aims to take politics out of roads projects

    New Virginia law aims to take politics out of roads projects
    Relieving congestion is now one of the highest criteria used to evaluate future roads projects in Hampton Roads. Virginia House Bill 2, which became effective July 1, requires the Commonwealth Transportation Board to prioritize projects based on factors...