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  • Robert Craves dies at 72; Costco co-founder started higher ed nonprofit

    Robert Craves dies at 72; Costco co-founder started higher ed nonprofit
    Robert Craves, an executive who helped start wholesale giant Costco before launching a philanthropy to help disadvantaged students attend college, died of cancer Nov. 5 in Bellevue, Wash. He was 72. His death was announced by College Success Foundation,...
  • Lester Snow is the answer man on the water bond

    Lester Snow is the answer man on the water bond
    Californians, you just voted yourselves a $7-billion-plus water bond measure. What happens now? Lester Snow can draw you the map of water needs and detail the money being spent. He's navigated state waters for years in a multitude of jobs, among them head...
  • Downtown boat parade returning to Hampton River

    HAMPTON — Downtown's Lighted Boat Parade is returning to the Hampton River on Dec. 6. The event where Yuletide meets high tide will be held along a stretch of the river near the Hampton piers, just off Settlers Landing Road. Boaters from...
  • Water conservation efforts pay off: U.S. usage lowest in decades

    Water conservation efforts pay off: U.S. usage lowest in decades
    Americans recently passed a milestone when federal officials reported that water use across the nation had reached its lowest level in more than 45 years: good news for the environment, great news in times of drought and a major victory for conservation....
  • White Sox have need, resources for bold moves

    White Sox have need, resources for bold moves
    PHOENIX — If any team in baseball needs to make a splash this winter, it's the White Sox. They have money to spend, an urgency to win and a fan base that has proved time and again it won't support a loser — and sometimes not even a winner....
  • Homeless: South Florida's take on city's restrictions

    Homeless: South Florida's take on city's restrictions
    South Floridians discuss Fort Lauderdale's restrictions on feeding the homeless outdoors A beautiful act of civil disobedience It makes me proud to see civil disobedience so beautifully performed by Arnold Abbott and the Love Thy Neighbor Fund. His...
  • U.S., China unveil pact to cut greenhouse-gas emissions

    BEIJING — Creating an opening for a larger international agreement, China and the United States on Wednesday announced new targets for greenhouse-gas emissions that are intended to help curb global climate change. As part of the arrangement,...
  • Is Chinese strategy the key to defeating Islamic State?

    Is Chinese strategy the key to defeating Islamic State?
    While the U.S. and its allies are struggling to figure out how to stop the Islamic State from metastasizing throughout the Middle East and beyond,China has been conspicuously absent from the containment efforts. Given that China is the largest beneficiary...
  • The young and the not so restless

    The young and the not so restless
    Recent reports have highlighted the movement of young, college-educated people to the nation's cities. Baltimore is among the beneficiaries of this shift. Between the turn of the century and last year, the city ranked third fastest of the nation's...
  • Republicans have no mandate because they offered no agenda

    Republicans have no mandate because they offered no agenda
    In the early 3rd century B.C., after King Pyrrhus of Epirus again took brutal casualties in defeating the Romans, he told one person who offered congratulations, "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined." In...
  • Climate breakthrough

    Climate breakthrough
    The deal made by Chinese leader Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama to limit greenhouse gases from those two nations represents the most significant action in the fight against climate change in years. Suddenly, it appears international progress is...