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  • Orange charter: For B, D: Editorial

    Orange charter: For B, D: Editorial
    Orange County voters might feel like they're back in civics class when they look at their general election ballot. In addition to three amendments to the Florida Constitution, they're being asked to vote on four proposed changes to the county's...
  • Patrick Kennedy discusses mental health and life away from politics

    Patrick Kennedy discusses mental health and life away from politics
    For 16 years, Patrick Kennedy served as a Democratic congressman from Rhode Island. But in 2011, he stepped down to start a new career as a mental health advocate. He was at UIC on Tuesday to launch the new University of Illinois Center on Depression...
  • In Ebola czar, Obama again looks outside his government for help

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama welcomed his new Ebola czar to the job Wednesday, the latest example of looking outside his own government for someone to help run a major government initiative. Obama met Wednesday in the Oval Office with Ron Klain, the...
  • Shame on Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court

    In allowing Texas' voter identification law to go into effect, at least for the November election, the U.S. Supreme Court last week showed the nation precisely what it meant in 2013 when its conservatives struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act...
  • Village, school district agree on plan for administration center

    Village, school district agree on plan for administration center
    Village and school district officials in Oak Park entered into an agreement this week signifying their intention to use tax increment financing money to construct a new administration center for the district. A memorandum of understanding, which was...
  • 3 Legislative Candidates Debate In Canton Forum

    3 Legislative Candidates Debate In Canton Forum
    CANTON — Differing positions on gun control and the state's finances were on view at a forum Tuesday attended by two Republican incumbents and one Democratic challenger seeking election to the state legislature. The forum was held by the Canton...
  • UAW eyes bargaining rights at VW Tennessee plant within a year

    DETROIT (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers hopes to be recognized as the exclusive bargaining agent for workers at a Volkswagen AG assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee within a year, the union's President Dennis Williams said on Wednesday. That...
  • School funding forum set for Thursday

    School funding forum set for Thursday
    State Rep. Scott Drury is hosting a forum Thursday on a school funding issue that prompted an election-related lawsuit less than two weeks before voters go to the polls. The incumbent Democrat said the forum is not a campaign event and was scheduled...
  • Rush is on to prepare Americans for new voting laws

    WASHINGTON Less than two weeks before Americans go to the polls, a scramble is on to educate voters and election officials nationwide about a spate of new voting laws that could affect turnout and impact key gubernatorial and Senate races. The hodgepodge...
  • The Times' Super 16 college football rankings

    This is the last weekend the Super 16 can impress the College Football Playoff selection committee before it releases its first top-25 poll Tuesday. Note the big surge for Alabama, which proved in a 59-0 romp over Texas A&M that it is definitely the...
  • Medical pot proposal closer to the ballot

    The Costa Mesa city clerk certified a medical marijuana initiative Tuesday, bringing the proposal to permit dispensaries one step closer to voters. The signatures gathered for the ARRO Initiative, or Act to Restrict and Regulate the Operation of Medical...