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  • Unions remain a crucial backer of Gov. Jerry Brown's campaign

    The proposal to restrict school districts' financial reserves seemed to come out of nowhere, slipped into the state budget just days before the spending plan would come up for a vote. At a legislative hearing, Democrats were confused and Republicans...
  • Warner tells Williamsburg Kiwanis he is 'relentlessly bipartisan'

     Warner tells Williamsburg Kiwanis he is 'relentlessly bipartisan'
    WILLIAMSBURG – U.S. Sen. Mark Warner made a nuanced, detailed and lengthy pitch to local Kiwanis members Wednesday, hitting his bipartisan bona fides hard as he asked voters to re-elect him. Warner, a Democrat, described himself as "relentlessly...
  • Regulate Baltimore's e-cigarettes

    Regulate Baltimore's e-cigarettes
    The Baltimore City Health Department's mission is to help all city residents realize their full health potential. If passed, Bill 14-0371 (Electronic Smoking Devices), which was recently heard before the City Council Judiciary and Legislative...
  • John Kass: Opportunity knocking for GOP -- but will party leaders squander it?

    Wasn't it just yesterday that President Barack Obama extended his arms like some Hollywood Moses, promising his election would calm the seas and heal the planet? But now the October winds have blown the messiah off the man. And November's midterm...
  • Producers Say High Fees at L.A. County Parks Are Hurting Location Filming

    Few other places in Downtown Los Angeles have the vantage point of Grand Park: Stretching from the Music Center to the obelisk-capped City Hall, the park is a symbol of what many hope will be the revival of Downtown and, at last, give the region a sense...
  • A practical approach

    4th Congressional District Republican Rep. Randy Forbes faces Democrat Elliott Fausz and Libertarian Bo Brown for the seat in the 4th District. Mr. Brown, a resident of Chesterfield County, is making his first bid for this elected office. Espousing an...
  • U.S. jury convicts four Blackwater guards in 2007 Iraq killings

    For 10 weeks this summer in a downtown Washington courtroom, the trial of four former Blackwater security guards unfolded as a morality play about American accountability to Iraqi civilians in the aftermath of the United States’ long military...
  • UCLA conference center and hotel wins court victory

    UCLA conference center and hotel wins court victory
    UCLA has won a court victory for the conference center and hotel under construction at the center of the Westwood campus. A Superior Court judge has ruled against a lawsuit from critics in a neighborhood organization who alleged that environmental studies...
  • Messing with voting rights in Texas

    Messing with voting rights in Texas
    If there was evidence that voter fraud was prevalent — or even a serious possibility — then perhaps the Supreme Court's ruling early Saturday allowing Texas to impose one of the strictest voter photo identification laws in the country would...
  • More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says

    More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says
    More than 5 million Californians — most of them in Los Angeles and Kern counties — live near an oil or gas well, and expanding drilling in the state could increase their exposure to health risks, according to a report released Wednesday by a...
  • Big utilities pushing into booming home solar market

    (Reuters) - For years, the utilities responsible for providing electricity to the nation have treated residential solar systems as a threat. Now, they want a piece of the action, and they are having to fight for the chance. If utilities embrace home...