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  • TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis

    TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis
    I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980. This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
  • Newington's American Radio Relay League Marks 100th Anniversary

    Newington's American Radio Relay League Marks 100th Anniversary
    NEWINGTON — Hiram Percy Maxim, a Hartford businessman and early ham radio enthusiast, was frustrated. In January 1914, Maxim tried unsuccessfully to transmit a radio message from Hartford to Springfield. So he sent the message to a radio...
  • Bell plans to shelter immigration detainees

    Bell plans to shelter immigration detainees
    Nestor Valencia was 4 years old when he boarded a white van filled with piƱatas and entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Now the mayor of Bell, he sees a little of himself in the thousands of children arriving at the U.S. border and entering...
  • 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...
  • Ham Radio Crucial In Disasters, FEMA Chief Says

    HARTFORD — Even in the age of smart phones and iPads, ham radio is indispensable in a disaster, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says. That's why FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate signed a new agreement Friday strengthening its...
  • Hinsdale to provide $104,00 for flood control work

    Hinsdale to provide $104,00 for flood control work
    The Village of Hinsdale has agreed to provide $104,000 to help pay for flood protection at a small community on its north side that has been ravaged by floods in recent years. "Every little bit helps," said Peter Schroth, a resident of Graue Mill...
  • 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...
  • Law gives homeowner-board members new emergency powers

    Law gives homeowner-board members new emergency powers
    Homeowner-association board members throughout Florida will have more leeway to raise fees and make contracts with new emergency powers granted by the Legislature. When the governor declares a state of emergency, such as during a hurricane, board members...
  • 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...
  • Tropical Storm Arthur leaves Florida coast, headed for Carolinas

    Tropical Storm Arthur leaves Florida coast, headed for Carolinas
    Tropical Storm Arthur should become a hurricane by Wednesday night or Thursday, but it will be far away from Florida when it does. "It's moving northward fairly quickly headed up toward the Carolinas," said Matt Bragaw, meteorologist for the National...
  • Mathews receives $2 million to elevate flood-prone homes

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $2 million to Mathews County to elevate nine homes that have received repeated flood damage during storms. The money will also be used to acquire three properties that owners no longer want because of...