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  • Moraitis facing challenge from Herman

    Moraitis facing challenge from Herman
    Republican turned Democrat Scott Herman is challenging state Rep. George Moraitis for the Florida House District 93 seat. Moraitis, R-Fort Lauderdale, has held his seat since 2010. Herman, D-Oakland Park, ran for the House in 2012 as a Republican and...
  • 'Water cops' seek sprinkler scofflaws in drought-parched California

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - It was still dark on Kokomo Drive in Sacramento's Natomas district as Paul Brown edged his city-issued Honda Civic past a row of beige stucco houses with tiny front lawns, looking for water wasters. He heard the scofflaws...
  • Science meets voodoo in a New Orleans festival of water

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Perhaps no other city in the United States is as well-suited as New Orleans to wed a scientific discussion of environment with a celebration of the occult. That's exactly what unfolded on Saturday at "Anba Dlo," an annual New...
  • Voters face big decisions on 3 amendments

    Voters face big decisions on 3 amendments
    Florida voters have three far-reaching constitutional amendments to consider on the Nov. 4 ballot this year. One would earmark billions of dollars for land and water conservation. Another would decide which governor would appoint replacements for...
  • The Environment: Cloudy With A Chance Of Clearing

    The Environment: Cloudy With A Chance Of Clearing
    Connecticut's environment has changed enormously over the past four centuries. What can we expect over the next 50 years? More change, and not all of it for the better. Indeed, if history is any indicator, and it might well be the best indicator, we...
  • Politics: Scarcity, Necessity, Reality

    Politics: Scarcity, Necessity, Reality
    I saw the state kill a man once. It was in Virginia, not Connecticut, but most people would have thought he had it coming. He'd assaulted a 61-year-old woman with an umbrella and slit her throat. The punishment, in the electric chair, was grotesque...
  • Eric Frein manhunt wipes out many a speeding ticket

    Curtis Gibbs of Allentown got a break this month when he went to court for allegedly slapping state Trooper Joe Bushta's horse during Musikfest. On the day of the hearing, Bushta was among hundreds of troopers assigned to the search for Eric Frein in...
  • Troubles hit Maryland group home for disabled children

    Troubles hit Maryland group home for disabled children
    When state officials removed several disabled foster children from an Anne Arundel County group home in early July — after a 10-year-old boy died there — they placed most of the children with Second Family, a Prince George's County nonprofit...
  • Good billionaire vs. bad billionaire won't solve climate change

    To the editor: I agree with hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer that global warming is a critical issue. But I don't think we'll solve this crisis via a billionaire-vs.-billionaire grudge match, with him trying to shout down the Koch brothers from the...
  • WHO promises analysis of Ebola response, won't comment on reported flaws

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization promised on Saturday that it would publish a full review of its handling of the Ebola crisis once the outbreak was under control, in response to a leaked document that appeared to acknowledge it had...
  • Shuttered health clinics plan relaunch

    Shuttered health clinics plan relaunch
    Some former employees are questioning a plan to resurrect the shuttered People's Community Health Centers as a unit of a for-profit company while they remain unpaid. Several dozen people who worked for the nonprofit People's are seeking wages that...