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  • It's hurricane season. Is your emergency kit ready?

    It's hurricane season. Is your emergency kit ready?
    If you moved to South Florida after Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and are wondering what the big deal is about storm season, a free Hurricane Expo in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday will help get you motivated to prepare. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at...
  • Overcrowded, unsanitary conditions seen at immigrant detention centers

    Immigrant youths covered the dirty concrete floors of the Border Patrol holding cells here, sprawled shoulder to shoulder and draped in grubby Red Cross blankets, enveloped in a haze of sweat and body odor. Groups of girls and boys stared out the...
  • How Obama can help rebuild the middle class

    How Obama can help rebuild the middle class
    Stymied by the partisan gridlock, President Obama's recent directives to bar federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees and to cut carbon pollution are bold examples of how presidents have used their executive powers to address critical...
  • Since Sandy, a storm pattern of costly stumbles in New Jersey

    Since Sandy, a storm pattern of costly stumbles in New Jersey
    When New Jersey officials were ready to start rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy roared up the Atlantic Coast in October 2012, they were determined not to repeat the mistakes of disasters past. So Richard Constable III, head of the state Department of...
  • Power lines caused the 30,000-acre Powerhouse fire, U.S. officials say

    Power lines caused the 30,000-acre Powerhouse fire, U.S. officials say
    A wildfire that scorched more than 30,000 acres in Santa Clarita last year was caused by electrical power lines, federal officials said Monday. Although the U.S Forest Service said in a statement that power lines caused the Powerhouse fire, officials...
  • Lawmakers press DHS head to stop children crossing the border

      Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday he had ordered five dozen additional criminal investigators to Texas to prosecute human smugglers responsible for bringing children across the border illegally. Johnson disclosed the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama urges Central American parents not to send children to border

    Obama urges Central American parents not to send children to border
    Under fire from Republicans for failing to stem the recent flood of young immigrants, President Obama is delivering a message to Central American parents considering sending their children to the U.S. to escape violence and poverty at home: Don't risk it....