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  • State high court overrules voters on judge picks

    State high court overrules voters on judge picks
    The Illinois Supreme Court has repeatedly granted new life to judges after they were rejected by Cook County voters, despite promising to end the questionable practice nearly 20 years ago. A Tribune review found that since 2000, the Supreme Court has...
  • State justices seem to favor allowing proponents to defend Prop. 8

    The California Supreme Court appeared inclined Tuesday to give sponsors of ballot initiatives the right to defend them in court, a key issue in the federal dispute over Proposition 8. During an hour of arguments, several state high court justices...
  • Former Howard County farm envisioned for children's garden

    Former farmland near the heart of Columbia would become a children's garden and "early childhood education nature center" if a citizens group is successful in persuading Howard County officials to carry out the project. The land is part of a 300-acre...
  • Gatto's bill on male circumcision bans headed to governor's desk

    A bill that prohibits cities and counties from enacting bans on male circumcision is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after passing the state Assembly unanimously Tuesday. The Senate unanimously passed the measure last week. The legislation, written by...
  • Governor Brown Battles Critics on State and County Realignment

    Governor Brown Battles Critics on State and County Realignment
    Governor Jerry Brown sought to reassure counties that he would fund his ambitious state/county realignment plan that critics say would drain local budgets and put more criminals on the streets. "It costs more money than anywhere in the world to house...
  • Baltimore high school decides to drop football after player's death in 1911

    An article in the Sept. 30, 1911, edition of The Argus reported that an area all-boys Catholic high school decided to drop its football program after the death of one of the players on the team. One of the first of Maryland colleges to cut out American...
  • Local growers, retailers try to reassure cantaloupe eaters after listeria outbreak

    Local growers, retailers try to reassure cantaloupe eaters after listeria outbreak
    Local melon growers and retailers are trying to reassure consumers after listeria linked to cantaloupe from a Colorado farm killed 13 people across the country, including one in Maryland — the deadliest foodborne outbreak in more than a decade....
  • Walking to school: Steps toward health

    Walking to school: Steps toward health
    On Wednesday, Baltimore schoolchildren will join students from around the world by participating in International Walk to School Day. Now in its 15th year, this global initiative aims not only to help keep students healthy but also to improve air...
  • Greene County Community Focus Report: Child abuse and poverty surge

    Greene County Community Focus Report:  Child abuse and poverty surge
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. --    It's an unfortunate story on which KY3 reports all too often: children abused and neglected.  A newly released Community Focus report says continued difficult economic times have made the problem worse. Children are defenseless...
  • Open Space Initiative petitions delivered

    An initiative to tax Laguna Beach property owners to raise money for the purchase of open space got off the ground this week. A citizen's committee collected more than enough signatures to qualify for the ballot an initiative that asks voters to...
  • Mailbag: Now is not the time to ban bags

    Broc Coward's treatise is excellent, save one major issue that he chooses to ignore — the timing is all wrong, just as are Alaska oil and Wyoming shale restrictions, stricter Environmental Protection Agency industry requirements, tougher auto gas...