| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Every semester since 2009, Sequoyah Hilt has tried to sign up for a phlebotomy course at Long Beach City College. She never got a seat.
Then Hilt heard that the school had openings for her long-awaited class. There was just one catch: The monthlong...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LITTLE ROCK -- Only one of this farm state's U.S. representatives voted against this year's swollen ($100 billion a year) farm bill? Naturally, it would be Tom Cotton.
Other congressmen talk a good game about the need to cut out the waste in an out-of-...
| Jan 19, 2014
If you're a young person in Illinois, anxious as to whether there will be a future for you here in this economic wasteland of a state, you're probably not paying very close attention to the governor's race.
It's understandable. I have teenagers about to...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:09 AM
First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit.
Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Election year 2014 is underway in Connecticut, so get ready for the mudslinging. Voters likely will be bombarded with more unpleasant information about the candidates than ever before.
Expect to hear about candidates' personal lives, their finances,...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:31 PM
California is about to run out of money for mapping earthquake faults, leaving many communities across the state with limited information about the seismic risks of new development.
The California Geological Survey has about 300 more fault maps left...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a sharp increase in the state budget to map earthquake faults in California, after months of reports about how the state’s effort has been hobbled by budget cuts over the last two decades.
Brown is seeking enough...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:25 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown called for a sharp increase in funding for a program to map dangerous earthquake faults in California, reviving an effort hobbled by budget cuts over the last two decades.
Brown's proposal caps months of debate on whether city and state...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday that he would seek to restore overtime pay in the Los Angeles Police Department, saying it “will be a priority in the coming year.”
“I do expect in the next few years to restore overtime,...
| Jan 5, 2014
Nearly two years ago, the brilliant facade of the Los Angeles Fire Department cracked. Long regarded as one of the nation's premier firefighting agencies, it was reduced by the recession and budget cuts and left unable to deliver the high standard of...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Johns Hopkins University led U.S. universities with $2.106 billion spent on medical, engineering and other scientific research in fiscal 2012, though that total fell at Hopkins and, on average, at universities across the country compared to the previous...