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  • General Assembly To Take Up Aid-In-Dying Bill

    General Assembly To Take Up Aid-In-Dying Bill
    HARTFORD — For the third time in two years, the General Assembly is poised to take up a controversial bill that would permit doctors to legally prescribe a lethal dose of medication to patients with less than six months to live. But this time, the...
  • Obamacare enrollment high in South Florida

    Obamacare enrollment high in South Florida
    South Florida residents are signing up for health insurance offered under the Affordable Care Act at some of the highest rates in the nation, according to enrollment data released this week by the federal government. Of ZIP codes with more than 1,000...
  • Illinois bill would ban drones for hunting

     Illinois bill would ban drones for hunting
    When it comes to preserving fair chase in hunting, Illinois already bans using bait to lure, dogs to kill and certain lights to see animals at night. Now to those and other do-nots, a state lawmaker would like to add one more: drones. State Sen. Julie...
  • Legislative notebook: Ethics bills coming

    RICHMOND – Promised ethics reforms will start moving through the General Assembly next week. Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment, R-James City, said he plans to go through a number of ethics bills filed in his chamber and assimilate...
  • Sen. John McCain's maritime proposal sunk, for now

     Sen. John McCain's maritime proposal sunk, for now
    Sen. John McCain appears to have been stymied — at least for now — in his attempt to repeal a 1920 law that protects U.S. shipping, which will be welcome news to the maritime industry. The Arizona Republican had wanted to repeal a key...
  • Proposed intimate-apparel law aims to combat Ebola

    Proposed intimate-apparel law aims to combat Ebola
    A proposed Florida law against trying on intimate apparel is designed to prevent the spread of Ebola, its sponsor, state Sen. Geraldine Thompson, said today. Thompson, D-Orlando, said she got the idea in October at an Ebola-awareness event she hosted in...
  • Keystone XL amendments had senators doing the unusual: voting ... a lot

    Something unusual happened in Congress this week: Senators voted -- not just once or twice, but more than 20 times, right up until midnight Thursday. In contrast to the recent years of gridlock and paralysis, senators took vote after politically tough...
  • Chartering success

    Chartering success
    A new report by the Abell Foundation concludes that Maryland needs to dramatically increase the state's efforts to recruit successful charter school organizations in order to boost achievement levels among low-income minority students in underperforming...
  • Federal judge strikes down Alabama bans on same-sex marriage

    Federal judge strikes down Alabama bans on same-sex marriage
    A federal judge struck down two Alabama laws banning same-sex marriage Friday, making it one of dozens of states where it is now legal for gays and lesbians to marry. In a 10-page decision, U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade for the Southern...
  • City of Wheaton report shows 300 code violations at DuPage County Fairgrounds

    The DuPage County Real Estate Assessment Task Force recently submitted its report on the DuPage County Fairgrounds, revealing previously unknown safety concerns. More than 300 code violations were found in a recent inspection conducted by the city of...
  • Georgia death penalty case is straight from the theater of the absurd

    The Times editorial board Friday weighs in on the absurdity of the state of Georgia’s efforts to execute convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill Jr., who faces lethal injection next week despite expert witnesses for both sides who now say he is...