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  • Detroit workers, retirees vote in favor of city's debt plan

    Detroit workers, retirees give bankruptcy plan a boost
    (Reuters) - Detroit will head into the critical phase of its historic bankruptcy case next month with the backing of an overwhelming majority of its active and retired workers and with opposition from a small, hard-core group of hold-out creditors. It...
  • 'Tornadoes of fire' leave small Washington town reeling

    'Tornadoes of fire' leave small Washington town reeling
    Smoke hung like a cataract obscuring the pale-blue sky. It was hard to breathe Monday, hard to see, hard to envision a workable way forward. Late last week, a wind-whipped wildfire raced at speeds of as much as an acre a second over a nearby ridge and...
  • New law restricts full-contact football practice for high school teams

    New law restricts full-contact football practice for high school teams
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law AB 2127, which prohibits football teams at middle and high schools from holding full-contact practices that exceed 90 minutes a day, limits the number of full-contact practices during the season to two per week...
  • Residents see some gray areas in city's new curfew

    Residents see some gray areas in city's new curfew
    Percy Smith is against Baltimore's new curfew. Like many of its critics, he's fine with keeping kids off the street late at night; he's just concerned about how it will be implemented. "I'm asking from an economic perspective," he said, "will this be...
  • Senate panel to debate wave of corporate tax-avoidance deals

    Top U.S. lawmaker wants corporate tax loophole 'plugged now'
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Immediate government action is needed to plug a loophole that allows U.S. corporations to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas through deals known as inversions, the head of the U.S. Senate Finance...
  • A Present For Medicare's Birthday

    There are some in Congress who continue to call for benefit cuts for retirees and disabled Americans. For example, there continue to be calls to cut Medicare benefits by raising the age of eligibility, means-testing benefits, requiring home health co-pays...
  • Not The First Airliner Shot Down

    The front-page story "Shot From The Sky" [July 18] brings to memory our own shame and guilt and the madness of the human species. In 1988, A U.S. warship fighting gunboats in the Persian Gulf mistook an Iranian civilian jetliner for an attacking Iranian...
  • Long rifle bill is bad history, gun experts say

    House Bill 1989, signed into law last month, recognizes the Piper J-3 Cub and the Pennsylvania long rifle as the state's official aircraft and firearm, respectively. Why? Hey, that's what our state legislators do. There's a bill pending to name...
  • St. Charles defining what 'intoxicated' means

    St. Charles defining what 'intoxicated' means
    An apparent disconnect over what it means to be intoxicated in St. Charles has prompted the city to define the word in the its liquor code. At a meeting Monday afternoon, the Liquor Control Commission recommended approval of a code amendment to define...
  • Auctions rise as city cracks down on code violations

    Auctions rise as city cracks down on code violations
    Hundreds more problem properties in Baltimore are finding new buyers as the city steps up the use of decades-old law designed to root out negligent owners. The law, which community groups pioneered in the early 1990s, allows property owners to be sued...
  • Advocates hail legal pot for kids with seizures, hope to aid others

     Advocates hail legal pot for kids with seizures, hope to aid others
    Families of children who suffer seizures are welcoming a new Illinois law that will allow kids like them to receive medical marijuana, as advocates look to broaden the law to treat other conditions. A little-publicized provision of the new law also...