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  • Judge Cornelius F. Sybert Jr.

    Judge Cornelius F. Sybert Jr.
    Judge Cornelius F. Sybert Jr., a retired Howard County circuit judge whose legal career spanned nearly four decades, died Feb. 24 of heart failure while vacationing in Hilton Head, S.C. The longtime Ellicott City resident was 86. "Judge Sybert...
  • Supreme Court justices sharply divided over Obamacare subsidies

    Supreme Court justices sharply divided over Obamacare subsidies
    The Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the federal tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans. The outcome in what Justice...
  • It's not just L.A. -- other major cities struggle with low voter turnout

    It's not just L.A. -- other major cities struggle with low voter turnout
    Los Angeles is not the only city struggling with low voter turnout. Turnout in New York’s 2013 mayoral race was 26% and last week’s mayoral race in Chicago garnered 34% turnout, according to unofficial results. Just under 21% of registered...
  • Six steps to fix L.A.'s depressing voter turnout

    Six steps to fix L.A.'s depressing voter turnout
    With another grim election day for voter turnout, experts have talked about ways to get more people to participate. Here are some ideas: CHANGING ELECTION DATES: This is a change voters on Tuesday actually made. Charter Amendments 1 and 2, which would...
  • L.A. residents explain why they did -- or didn't -- go to the polls

    L.A. residents explain why they did -- or didn't -- go to the polls
    Riva Kim, 38, an attorney and downtown resident, was one of the fewer than 10% of registered voters who cast ballots in Tuesday’s Los Angeles city election. She was surprised to hear that she was part of a tiny minority. “Really? That’...
  • Council May Vote Next Week On Ousting Hartford Registrars

    Council May Vote Next Week On Ousting Hartford Registrars
    HARTFORD — The city council is expected to vote next week on whether to proceed with a proposal to remove Hartford's three registrars of voters from office. A resolution to be presented at Monday's council meeting alleges that the registrars,...
  • College of DuPage reverses course, allows candidates forum

    College of DuPage reverses course, allows candidates forum
    The College of DuPage has reversed its decision to ban a forum for Board of Trustees candidates from taking place on campus, according to the union chief organizing the event. College officials could not be reached Wednesday to confirm that the ban has...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he will sign right-to-work bill next week

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he will sign right-to-work bill next week
    Gov. Scott Walker told Wisconsin's business leaders Wednesday that he plans to sign a right-to-work bill into law early next week, calling it a "tremendous tool" that will help the state's economy. Walker, a likely presidential candidate, drew applause...
  • Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate

    Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate
    As she weighs a decision to run for U.S. Senate, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she’s considering whether she can serve Baltimore better in her current job or in Congress. Rawlings-Blake, who is in her first full term, declined to...
  • Kamala Harris speaks about U.S. Senate bid -- in Washington, D.C.

    Kamala Harris speaks about U.S. Senate bid -- in Washington, D.C.
    Democratic Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, the sole major candidate thus far in the 2016 U.S. Senate race to replace the retiring Barbara Boxer, made her first public remarks about her bid at a campaign-style event Tuesday night – 2,300 miles away, in...
  • Eric Garcetti's Mayor's Fund lets companies give big

    Eric Garcetti's Mayor's Fund lets companies give big
    When Eric Garcetti won the 2013 mayoral election, he did so without the financial backing of Psomas, a Los Angeles-based engineering firm with offices throughout the Southwest. As a company that held contracts worth more than $100,000 with the city,...