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  • Supreme Court ruling could affect congressional districts in California

    Supreme Court ruling could affect congressional districts in California
    An old statehouse joke has it that the once-a-decade process of redrawing election districts gives politicians a right to pick their voters, rather than the other way around. Now, the Supreme Court is being asked to turn that wry comment into a...
  • 'Free-for-all' expected in wake of Sen. Barbara Mikulski's retirement announcement

    'Free-for-all' expected in wake of Sen. Barbara Mikulski's retirement announcement
    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, a former social worker from Baltimore who became a leading liberal voice in Washington and the longest-serving woman in Congress, announced in an emotional press conference on Monday that she would not seek a sixth term in...
  • Balto. Co. Council OKs cut to 'rain tax'

    Balto. Co. Council OKs cut to 'rain tax'
    The Baltimore County Council voted Monday to cut the county's stormwater fees by one-third after rejecting a proposal to reduce the fees to one penny per year. Councilman Todd Crandell, a Dundalk Republican who pushed for the penny fee, said it's clear...
  • GOP's week extension of homeland security funding makes great reality TV

     GOP's week extension of homeland security funding makes great reality TV
    The problem with modern-day politics, aside from everything, is that it lacks consistent excitement. Sure, there are moments when debate over a major bill gets attention, but our interest fades once the bill passes and we drift back to more intriguing...
  • Glenview takes step in changing fair housing ordinance

    The fair housing controversy in Glenview neared resolve Feb. 17, when trustees voted 5-1 to move toward amending a village ordinance that does not require landlords to accept housing vouchers. The issue started in 2013, when Cook County approved an...
  • Scott Walker inexplicably evades basic questions

     Scott Walker inexplicably evades basic questions
    As a gotcha-loving member of the lamestream media, I took time away from my locally sourced quinoa and kale salad on Monday to ask Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin and likely GOP presidential contender, a few questions. Via Twitter, I wrote:...
  • Time for change in Hillsboro Beach

    Time for change in Hillsboro Beach
    You wouldn't know it driving along A1A through Hillsboro Beach, but the idyllic seaside town that bills itself as Broward County's "Magnificent Mile" is in the midst of a spirited Town Commission election to fix some longstanding problems, from aging...
  • Greece delays delivery of spending-cuts plan to creditors

    Greece delays delivery of spending-cuts plan to creditors
    Caught between their election promises and the reality of bills to pay, Greece’s new leftist leaders Monday delayed delivery of a detailed plan to creditors for boosting employment at the same time they make deep spending cuts. Prime Minister...
  • Clarendon Hills trustee resigns to fill longer board term

    Clarendon Hills trustee resigns to fill longer board term
    Trustee Paul Flood's two-week absence from the Clarendon Hills Village Board has turned into two additional years as a trustee. Flood resigned from the board Feb. 2, but only so that he could be appointed Feb. 17 to fill the two years remaining on the...
  • Mailbag: Moorlach helped preserve airport settlement agreement

    Columnist Barbara Venezia ("Venezia: It looks like a sparring match between Moorlach and Wagner," Feb. 27) poses the question, "Who'll get your vote?" for state Senate. That question is easy for me to answer: John Moorlach. As president of AirFair, I...
  • Diverse set of candidates vie for vacant 37th state Senate district seat

    The head seat in the Sacramento office for the 37th state Senate district might be empty now, but at least four candidates are vying for the spot to represent a swath of Orange County ranging from artsy Laguna Beach, eclectic Costa Mesa and surfer-vibe...