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  • Republican Rocky Chavez sees pathway to victory in U.S. Senate contest

    Republican Rocky Chavez sees pathway to victory in U.S. Senate contest
    OCEANSIDE — Rocky Chavez yearned for combat duty during his 28 years in the Marines, but commanders kept him far from the battlefield. "It's kind of like training for a football game and never getting into the game," said Chavez, a state...
  • Medical marijuana regulations advance in state Legislature

    Medical marijuana regulations advance in state Legislature
    Competing proposals to regulate the state's medical marijuana industry advanced in the Legislature on Thursday, capping a week of bustling legislative activity before state budget talks take priority for awhile in the Capitol. Lawmakers also voted on...
  • Illinois on same path as other states on pot legalization

    Illinois on same path as other states on pot legalization
    Recent victories at the state Capitol are giving marijuana advocates hope that their ultimate goal — to legalize pot in Illinois — may be closer to reality. With a medical pot program underway and lawmakers voting last month to decriminalize...
  • Debates promise cheap entertainment

    We're about to see some wild behavior from the Republican presidential candidates. At least that's what the cable networks are trying to arrange. To understand why, look at how Fox News and CNN have set their debate rules for the first GOP debate, which...
  • Senators accept plan to squeeze military commissary benefit

    The Senate Armed Services Committee has accepted a Defense Department plan to pare taxpayer support of base grocery stores, which if enacted into law would lower shopper savings at least 2 percentage points next year, as well as cut store operating...
  • Ben Carson wins Okla. GOP straw poll, Wis. governor Scott Walker comes in 2nd

    Ben Carson wins Okla. GOP straw poll, Wis. governor Scott Walker comes in 2nd
    Gov. Scott Walker finished second in a straw poll of southern Republicans on Saturday, indicating troubles at home haven’t affected support among conservatives across the country backing him as the 2016 GOP presidential nominee. Of 958 poll voters...
  • Hogan, Busch work to put feud behind them

    When Gov. Larry Hogan and House Speaker Michael E. Busch finished the 2015 General Assembly session at odds, it came as no surprise to many expecting a clash between the state's new Republican governor and one of its most powerful Democrats. Now both...
  • Prickly City: Is This Really What Conservatives Think of Liberals?

    Prickly City: Is This Really What Conservatives Think of Liberals?
    Carmen paints a portrait of Winslow, but is it what he really looks like or just what she thinks of his politics? Do conservatives, liberals, Republicans and Democrats really see each other as they are?
  • Brown's water quest taps forebears' inspiration, if not their flexibility

    Brown's water quest taps forebears' inspiration, if not their flexibility
    Gov. Jerry Brown increasingly seems to be drawing from the past, inspired by his pioneering forebears and comparing their struggles with his own. They had much tougher lives, he tells audiences. Surely if they could cross the Plains in covered wagons,...
  • Lehigh Valley election: What did we learn?

    Lehigh Valley election: What did we learn?
    So what did we learn from Tuesday's primary election, beyond the fact that not many people bother to vote in primary elections? Well, we learned that Dean Browning does not seem to have a political future in Lehigh County. For the third straight election...
  • State Senate OKs climate change bill, seeks to ban new offshore drilling

    State Senate OKs climate change bill, seeks to ban new offshore drilling
    State senators passed legislation Wednesday intended to help California tackle climate change by setting new targets for generating renewable energy, reducing gasoline use and increasing energy efficiency in buildings. The lawmakers also approved a...