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  • 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...
  • Congressman seeks answers on Cuban crime rings

    Congressman seeks answers on Cuban crime rings
    Cuban criminals are exploiting America's generosity and must be brought to justice, a South Florida congressman told the new U.S. attorney general. In a letter to Loretta Lynch, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch said a U.S. law meant to help Cubans fleeing communism...
  • Can Californians create enduring drought relief?

     Can Californians create enduring drought relief?
    On the perennially vexing subjects of water and the drought, Gov. Jerry Brown has been on something of a roll. In November, he won easy approval of a state bond measure that meant $7.5 billion for new water projects. In March he signed legislation...
  • Sadly, 'San Andreas' is unlikely to spur quake preparedness

    Sadly, 'San Andreas' is unlikely to spur quake preparedness
    It would be nice if the publicity surrounding the new blockbuster "San Andreas," with its science-bending pyrotechnics about the cinematic Big One, encouraged Californians to get ready for the real Big One. That would be as likely as being plucked...
  • State Legislature advances vaccine, carpooling bills, other measures

    California lawmakers advanced a measure that would require workers in day-care centers to be vaccinated as part of an effort to protect children from preventable diseases such as measles. Lawmakers also acted on proposals to expand carpooling, ban...
  • Unheralded heroes of the Merchant Marine

    Unheralded heroes of the Merchant Marine
    As the widow of a U.S. Merchant Marine veteran of World War II and the Korean War, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I read a Sun article claim Baltimore's observance of National Maritime Day "started seven years ago as a way of honoring merchant...
  • Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq War

    Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq War
    Veterans of the Iraq War have been watching in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distance themselves from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country. Some veterans say they long ago concluded their...
  • Latest oil spill echoes 1969, but with less of the political fallout

    Latest oil spill echoes 1969, but with less of the political fallout
    Along the coastline west of Santa Barbara last week rose an apparition from 1969, as oil defiled the surface of the Pacific, the beachside rocks, wildlife. The catastrophe offshore from Santa Barbara 46 years ago was massive — 3 million gallons of...
  • Four options for Rim of the Valley

    In 2008, Congress authorized the National Park Service to study the feasibility of adding a large patchwork of Southern California open space to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. With about 155,000 acres, the recreation area is...
  • Senate passes fast-track trade authority for Obama, but House fight looms

     Senate passes fast-track trade authority for Obama, but House fight looms
    After a lengthy debate, the Senate approved a contentious bill on Friday that would grant President Obama the power to speed up passage of trade deals, but a tougher battle is expected in the House. The 62-37 vote to give the president so-called fast-...
  • Is it good government you want or smart politics?

    Is it good government you want or smart politics?
    Gov. Bruce Rauner has been promoting his "Turnaround Agenda" throughout the state, but he has discovered, as other governors have before him, that the man at the helm has little control over the direction of Illinois. Former governors Jim Edgar,...