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  • 10 things you might not know about Wisconsin

    10 things you might not know about Wisconsin
    Our neighbor to the north has become a national newsmaker, wrenched by political battles, including attempts this month to recall lawmakers. Here are 10 things we can recall about Wisconsin: 1 Wisconsin is known as the Badger State because of lead miners...
  • 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...
  • Elephant float kerfuffle charges on

    Elephant float kerfuffle charges on
    The ongoing drama over Glendale’s elephant-themed float for the Tournament of Roses Parade continued on Tuesday, with the builder of the design calling criticism from animal rights activists unfair. Last week, People for the Ethical Treatment of...
  • Bills await governor's signature

    It was a busy week at the state capitol as lawmakers scrambled to get bills to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk before recessing on Friday until January. One bill written by Sen. Carol Liu (D-La CaƱada Flintridge) that increases protection for public safety...
  • Mailbag: With columnists go a little local flavor

    What a shame to lose columnists James Pribram and Catharine Cooper! I frequently pick up the Coastline Pilot when I am in Laguna Beach because I love its local flavor as described by Pribram and Cooper — much as I used to pick up the San Francisco...
  • From Canyon To Cove: Free parkland may not be the best gift

    Anybody want some parkland? If you're a public agency or parkland organization, we know where you can get 75 acres or more — for free. The old Driftwood Properties parcel, hillside land overlooking the ocean and Aliso Canyon, is up for grabs and...
  • Judge approves Ka Shabu license

    An administrative law judge has approved an alcohol-serving license for an Asian restaurant in downtown Huntington Beach, overriding the protests of some residents who argued that the neighborhood is too saturated with liquor-serving establishments....
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Balloteer Kim Alexander

    Patt Morrison Asks: Balloteer Kim Alexander
    The first California election that Kim Alexander cast a ballot in was a pip; voters decided 16 state propositions -- on creating a state lottery, capping welfare, limiting campaign contributions -- and gave their former governor, Ronald Reagan, a second...