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  • Firefighter staffing law continues to ignite debate

    Firefighter staffing law continues to ignite debate
    A few years ago, four firefighters worked each shift at the station on the west side of Lake Forest. Now, says Lt. Andy Allan, president of the Lake Forest Professional Fire Fighters Union Local 1898, only two work there each shift, despite the union'...
  • 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...
  • Sober-living law withstands legal challenge

    A federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Costa Mesa's new law restricting sober-living homes in single-family neighborhoods discriminates against recovering drug and alcohol addicts. Solid Landings Behavioral Health, a sober-living...
  • 5 things to know about school testing

    5 things to know about school testing
    Do students take too many tests? Given the complaints about a high-stakes testing culture in classrooms, some states are reviewing the quality and quantity of the tests their students take. Congress is getting into the act, too. On Wednesday, the...
  • Emanuel to unveil ordinance transferring parkland for Obama library

    Emanuel to unveil ordinance transferring parkland for Obama library
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday will introduce an ordinance to transfer at least 20 acres of public parkland to the city if President Barack Obama decides to build his library and museum in either Washington Park or Jackson Park on the South Side,...
  • Senate committee OKs greyhound injury reports bill

    Senate committee OKs greyhound injury reports bill
    A Senate committee Wednesday approved a bill that would require reports to be filed with the state about injuries to racing greyhounds. The bill (SB 2), sponsored by Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, is expected to be one of the first measures passed...
  • House abortion bill switch reveals emerging clout of moderate Republicans

    House abortion bill switch reveals emerging clout of moderate Republicans
    After spending the last few years butting heads with his most conservative members, House Speaker John A. Boehner has a new headache: a revolt by moderates. Tired of staying quiet while tea-party-minded conservatives pull the Republican majority further...
  • 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...
  • Three Senate Democrats join Obama in backing municipal broadband

    Three Senate Democrats join Obama in backing municipal broadband
    Responding to a push from President Obama, three Senate Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to revoke state laws that hinder local governments from getting into the broadband business. The Community Broadband Act by Sens. Cory Booker of New...
  • Commission OKs Balboa Island condo ban

    The Newport Beach Planning Commission took steps Thursday to once again ban condominium development in the residential areas of Balboa and Little Balboa islands. Commissioners voted 4-0 to reinstate a zoning code amendment that prohibits condos....