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  • 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...
  • VDOE implements guide for military families with special education students

    The Virginia Department of Education recently completed a new guide for military families who have children in special education. The guide gives answers to questions families might have about the programs available in Virginia's public schools, according...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown touts decades of experience on water policy

    Gov. Jerry Brown pitched his decades-long political career as an asset in tackling California's vexing water problems in a speech at Stanford University on Monday, portraying this year's major water legislation as a continuation of his first gubernatorial...
  • Residents' wells dry up as lake drawdown begins

    Even though work will not begin on the proposed Glasgo Dam repair project until next spring, residents around Glasgo Pond are already feeling the pinch, as their wells run dry and town officials scramble to find some way to alleviate the problem. Randy...
  • Vote YES on Amendment 1 to support land and water conservation

    Vote YES on Amendment 1 to support land and water conservation
    Floridavoters are facing a number of tough choices on this year's general election ballot. Amendment 1 is not among them. Supporting the Water and Land Conservation Amendment is an easy choice. It's the right call for Florida's future. Amendment 1...
  • Fred Branfman dies at 72; exposed U.S. bombing of Laos

    In 1969, Fred Branfman, a young American aid worker, wandered into an ancient pagoda in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Instead of a tranquil sacred site, however, he found it packed with refugees whose stories horrified him. They told Branfman that...
  • 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...
  • Op-Ed: Separating myth and reality at Scholl Canyon

    Op-Ed: Separating myth and reality at Scholl Canyon
    This is the first in a two-part Op-Ed on the Scholl Canyon Landfill. For nearly a decade, the city of Glendale has been processing an environmental impact report (EIR) for the expansion of Scholl Canyon Landfill. This landfill, operated by the...
  • Civilian Conservation Corps holds reunion in Stafford

    The Great Depression during the 1930s was a difficult period for many American families. As part of then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "New Deal" for relief for poor, unemployed Americans, Congress in 1933 established the Civilian Conservation...
  • Pentagon unveils plan for military's response to climate change

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas on Monday, unveiling a comprehensive plan for how the U.S. military will address the effects of climate change. Rising global temperatures, increasing sea levels...
  • Governor's power play

    The energy plan proposed earlier this month by Gov. Terry McAuliffe casts a wide net. The "all-of-the-above" strategy would see the commonwealth continue and expand production of legacy fuel sources including coal, natural gas and nuclear while...