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  • Brad Osborne confounds allies, delights foes

    Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne blundered badly in 2012 when he provided the deciding vote for Mike Schware to fill the vacancy left when Commissioner Glenn Eckhart became county controller. Schware was a well-qualified, articulate advocate...
  • Six-state proposal should be taken seriously, but it's just so hard to

    Six-state proposal should be taken seriously, but it's just so hard to
    Splitting California into six chunks is still a crackpot idea, but maybe it's time to start taking this semi-seriously. That's because 1.3 million California voters have signed petitions to place the nutty notion on the ballot, its rich promoter says....
  • Supreme Court ruling on prayer at board meetings still reverberates

    Supreme Court ruling on prayer at board meetings still reverberates
    The letter arrived in Sue Galloway's mailbox with no return address and a brief message warning Galloway, who is Jewish, to "be careful." It was signed "666." Across town, Linda Stephens, an atheist, received a similarly worded letter, along with a...
  • Air Force taking bids to launch spy satellites for 1st time in decade

    For the first time in a decade, the Air Force has opened up a rocket competition to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites. The Air Force released a request for proposal on Tuesday to companies that want to...
  • State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children

    State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children
    State and local officials are working with federal authorities to identify a shelter in Maryland for Central American children crossing the U.S. border after at least four potential sites fell through, including one that was opposed by Gov. Martin O'...
  • In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image

    In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image
    Someone tell Levick that Nigeria is, you might say, complicated. Nigeria’s Twittersphere erupted Thursday under the hashtag #SomeoneTellLevick over a government contract signed with U.S. public relations firm Levick last month — reportedly for...
  • How a bishop moved Lincoln, and saved 265 Dakota Indians

    How a bishop moved Lincoln, and saved 265 Dakota Indians
    The Founding Fathers had good reasons for explicitly barring government from inserting itself into matters of religion. But nothing in the Constitution forbids a president from consulting with clerics, and meetings between presidents and religious figures...
  • Q&A With Voya Financial CEO Rodney Martin

     Q&A With Voya Financial CEO Rodney Martin
    — Voya Financial Chairman and CEO Rodney O. Martin Jr. came to the company in 2011 at a critical time, just as it was about to separate from its former Dutch parent, ING Groep N.V., and venture out on its own. The separation required a rebranding,...
  • African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down

    African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down
    Charmaine Jefferson is resigning after 11 years as executive director of the California African American Museum in Exposition Park, to focus on an arts consulting business attuned to audience-building and education. Jefferson, 60, said Friday is her...
  • Hundreds of fatigued Syrian rebels give up the fight

    Hundreds of fatigued Syrian rebels give up the fight
    For two years, Emad Fa'aas was a devoted rebel fighter. In the early days when Syrian rebels took up arms against the government of President Bashar Assad, he joined other fighters in attacking military checkpoints, sometimes traveling to neighboring...
  • The carbon taxes we're already paying

    The carbon taxes we're already paying
    In June, a decades-long open secret hit the media like a typhoon: Climate change is the fundamental economic challenge of our time. The bipartisan troika of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, hedge fund mogul Tom Steyer and former Treasury...