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  • Border crisis argues for broader fix

    Border crisis argues for broader fix
    For die-hard opponents of comprehensive immigration reform, the flood of children from Central America that has swamped the U.S. southern border clinches the case for beefing up security and nothing more. Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart of...
  • Border crisis calls for overhaul: Editorial

    For die-hard opponents of comprehensive immigration reform, the flood of children from Central America that has swamped the U.S. southern border clinches the case against doing anything other than beefing up security. We disagree with those opponents,...
  • Democratic bill would slow California's effort to curb climate change

    Democratic bill would slow California's effort to curb climate change
    Political-economic fights at the Capitol never really end. They just morph into new incarnations. Take, for example, the eight-year battle among industry, environmentalists and the administrations of Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger and successor Jerry Brown...
  • Violent crime in black neighborhoods price of debts unpaid

    Violent crime in black neighborhoods price of debts unpaid
    In 2014, Chicago is more than a city name; it's a metaphor for urban perplexity. The word simultaneously evokes a glittering urban sky-scrape of festive commercialism and a fetid, murderous underbelly. More than a tale of two cities, those contradictory...
  • Report: Virginia lags on clean energy, but could lead

    Report: Virginia lags on clean energy, but could lead
    Virginia environmentalists say the commonwealth lags behind other Atlantic states in developing offshore wind energy, and are urging lawmakers to seize the "golden opportunity" to take the lead. What's needed, they say, is an aggressive energy plan from...
  • Eschewing lobbyists, states advocate for themselves

    WASHINGTON The 15 major Florida commercial ports usually compete with each other for business. What drew them together was a shared mission to force a gridlocked and polarized Congress to shake loose about $2 billion in federal money. Florida...
  • Peninsula should tackle challenge of region's food insecurity

    As many readers are already aware, the area served by the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank has the highest rate of food insecurity in the state at 13.9 percent, compared to the state average of 12.7 percent. Sadly, Hampton and Newport News both have food...
  • Bradford County man charge in assault of WCO

     
    A Bradford County man has been charged with assaulting a Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer. Steven Harold Neilson, 43, of Monroeton, is charged with two felony counts each of endangering the welfare of children and aggravated...
  • Power plants coming to electricity-hungry region

    Power plants coming to electricity-hungry region
    Developers haven't built a new power plant of any significance in Maryland for over a decade — one reason the state imports more electricity than almost any other in the country, racking up extra charges for consumers. But change is coming. Two...
  • 'Gondwana' reveals the stunning beauty, mystery of Antarctica

     'Gondwana' reveals the stunning beauty, mystery of Antarctica
    When photographer Diane Tuft arrived on Antarctica in October 2012, she found a sky swirling with tiny ice crystals called diamond dust. She saw wind-shaped dunes of snow, glacial formations that looked like the Mojave, frozen in a moment. She spied "snow...
  • Rain barrels add practical and pretty touches to yards

     Rain barrels add practical and pretty touches to yards
    Hampton Roads is typically blessed with routine rainfall for gardens – until the hot and dry months of July and August arrive. Then, thoughts turn to "How do I water without running my water bill sky high?" A rain barrel could be part of the...