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  • 57,000 migrant children picked up at U.S. border since Oct. 1

    57,000 migrant children picked up at U.S. border since Oct. 1
    Senior Obama administration officials told Congress on Wednesday that they were struggling to keep up with the growing influx of young migrants from Central America who are illegally crossing the Southwestern border. The number of unaccompanied children...
  • Same-sex marriage, immigration, and Constitution: Letters

    Same-sex marriage I commend the Orlando Sentinel for its editorial urging positive rulings in the pending lawsuits seeking to overturn Florida's laws banning same-sex marriage ("Past time to end state's same-sex marriage ban," Sunday). As a gay...
  • Congressional turf wars are costing US security

    This Congress is replete with oversight investigations — the murder of U.S. officials in Libya, the misdeeds of the Internal Revenue Service — that have produced lots of headlines and little substantive change. When it comes to the most...
  • FEMA Flood Insurance Requirement Unfair

    I wanted to address the issue of required flood insurance by FEMA in the town of Wethersfield. I have been trying to sell my recently widowed grandmother's house for quite some time now and because it is in a "flood zone" per FEMA, the required flood...
  • Earthquake warning system receives a boost in Congress

    Earthquake warning system receives a boost in Congress
    Efforts to put in place an earthquake warning system for the West Coast gained ground Tuesday as a congressional committee recommended the first federal funds -- $5 million -- specifically for the project. Its prospects remain shaky, however....
  • Worried about the Big One, L.A.? So's Lucy Jones, but she's doing something about it

    We're told to keep enough supplies for three days, a week, two weeks after an earthquake — to last us until help arrives. But that advice doesn't account for a fractured infrastructure that could leave Los Angeles dry, dark and devastated for months...
  • House panel decides it doesn't want Californians to fall into the sea

    House panel decides it doesn't want Californians to fall into the sea
    As much as Republicans might yearn for deep-blue California to fall into the deep blue ocean, the GOP-led House Appropriations Committee agreed this week to provide $5 million to support the development of an earthquake early warning system that could...
  • Obama warns Central American parents not to send kids to border

    President Obama is telling Central American parents considering sending their children to the U.S. border to escape violence and poverty to keep them at home.  “Our message absolutely is don't send your children unaccompanied, on trains or through...
  • Obama puts off plans to soften deportation rules

    A surge of young immigrants crossing the border is prompting President Obama to delay his plans to announce more lenient deportation policies, a sign that the White House has begun to guard against political fallout from the unprecedented influx of...
  • Meals tax referendum will be on November ballot

    A proposed meals tax in Mathews County will go before voters in November in the form of a referendum. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday night to allow the public to decide whether or not the county should levy the tax on prepared food and beverages...
  • Bunk immigrant children at 1600 Penn. Ave. [Letter]

    Bunk immigrant children at 1600 Penn. Ave. [Letter]
    President Barack Obama seems to be having quite a difficult time trying to find shelter for the thousands of immigrant children who have swarmed into our country ("U.S. considering new Md. sites for immigrant children," June 17). His administration...