| Mar 15, 2015
Spencer Hawes has spent seven times as long in the NBA as he did at the University of Washington, where he starred for one season before becoming a lottery pick in the draft.
The Clippers forward-center was on campus so briefly he didn't even choose a...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 4:50 PM
"Day by day night after night ...
Blinded by the neon lights
Hurry here hustlin' there ...
No one's got the time to spare
Money's tight nothin' free...
Won't somebody come and rescue me
I am stranded ...
Caught in the crossfire
| Mar 11, 2015
Barbara and Dick Schmidt keep three sets of schedules: his, hers and the Schmidt Family Foundation.
The largesse of Dick Schmidt's family fortune continues to be seen and felt all over town. Florida Atlantic University has the Charles E. Schmidt name on...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Tax season is in full swing, with more than 39 million returns already processed, thanks to the ruthless efficiency of the Internal Revenue Service, America's second least-loved federal agency.
Yes, I said second least-loved, even though most citizens...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 2:50 PM
It's nothing short of inspiring the people you see at a community event like the one held Thursday in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the murder of Moshe Rogers.
Many I've met before, of course. You don't work as a journalist as long as I have in...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 8:14 AM
TALLAHASSEE - After passing a glut of sales tax holidays last year, lawmakers are preparing for another this year, this one targeting small businesses.
Bills from Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Miami, and Rep. Jay Fant, R-Jacksonville, would eliminate the sales...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:43 PM
RICHMOND – Legislation that would require statewide norms for school seclusion and restraint policies is headed to the governor for his signature.
Senate Bill 782 passed the House unanimously Friday. It had already cleared the Senate.
| Jan 12, 2015
| 8:47 AM
Pakistani children returned on Monday to the school where Taliban gunmen killed 150 of their classmates and teachers last month, clutching their parents' hands tightly in a poignant symbol of perseverance despite the horrors they had endured.
It was the...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 10:36 AM
State legislators are working on a massive overhaul of Virginia's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, saying they want it to run more like a business.
The ABC would still be a state-run liquor monopoly under Senate Bill 1032 and a companion bill in the...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 2:42 PM
Do New Year's resolutions lead to changes in consumers' buying decisions? Do consumers spend more or less to reach their goals?
Those are a couple of questions Boston-based consulting firm Influence Central posed to more than 400 women this month to...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:25 PM
The scene is set for the flu season, already deadly, to take a dramatic turn for the worst in the Lehigh Valley.
Circulating is a particularly nasty strain of the flu against which the vaccine offers little protection. And now, just as students are...