| Oct 12, 2014
| 4:26 PM
California's troubled unemployment insurance program is getting a little more high-tech.
In recent years, the state Employment Development Department has been plagued by breakdowns of a 30-year-old computer system. Staffers were forced to spend extra...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:00 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Maybe there's an ethics equation out there somewhere that proves the degree of stink one attracts is a function of time and distance. That is, the longer the amount of time since the shady behavior and the degree of insulation...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:45 PM
The Dodgers have a big advantage on offense and with a rotation topped by the best pitcher in baseball, who will be available to start twice in the five-game series if needed.
Add in a deeper, more versatile bench and a bullpen that finally began to hit...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:47 AM
Wednesday marks the anniversary of Maryland's tough new gun control law going into effect, and advocates are marking the occasion with a rally in Columbia. The law is getting some recognition in the governor's race, too, with Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown,...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:02 PM
California will be the first state in the nation to require its colleges and universities to adopt a standard of clear consent for students engaging in sexual activity after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Sunday to address the scourge of campus rape....
| Sep 26, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Ahoy! Boater's licensing is official in California!
Gov. Jerry Brown made it official Sept. 18 by signing SB 941 (Monning) into law. The new law requires almost every recreational boater to have a state-issued vessel operator card in a phased-in program...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Seeking to put more California drivers in electric cars, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Sunday providing financial incentives and other perks to entice consumers to buy the environmentally friendly vehicles.
The push for low-emission cars, combined...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills Sunday boosting the state's market for electric cars, including a measure to make such vehicles more affordable for low-income residents.
That bill, the Charge Ahead California Initiative by Sen. Kevin de...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:28 PM
The 2010 federal healthcare reform law let states expand Medicaid, the joint federal-state health insurance program for the poor, largely at federal expense. California is one of 27 states that have taken up Washington's offer, and well over 1 million...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:25 PM
The 2010 federal healthcare reform law required virtually all adult Americans to carry insurance, starting this year. And to help make policies affordable, it offered subsidies to lower-income households while expanding the Medicaid insurance program to...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 10:09 AM
The NFL season kicks off on Thursday, which means the prognostication engine is fully fueled and running. If offseason personnel moves and preseason dress rehearsals are any indication, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are well on their way to a...