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  • Fighting a killer virus [Editorial]

    Fighting a killer virus  [Editorial]
    The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that officially opened today in Washington is as notable for what isn't on the agenda as for what is. The meeting between President Barack Obama and more than 40 African heads of state has been billed as forum for talks on...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown resists unzipping school construction wallet

    Gov. Jerry Brown resists unzipping school construction wallet
    Who can be against building, modernizing or repairing schools? It's good for children and creates jobs. It improves learning and stimulates the economy. It's like motherhood and apple pie. Who dares dump on that? Well, behind closed doors in the...
  • Coalition forms to manage California's groundwater

    Coalition forms to manage California's groundwater
    So let me get this straight: The state government is telling us we can't hose down the driveway and should feel guilty about watering the lawn. But it's OK for somebody to pump all the groundwater he wants? The policy-makers are padlocking flush toilets...
  • Graco expands recall to include 1.9 million infant car seats

    Graco expands recall to include 1.9 million infant car seats
    Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Graco Children's Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.  Graco announced the recall Tuesday, ending a five-month battle between the...
  • Event brings attention to needs, concerns of LGBTQ students

    Before Mario Lopez even reached grade school, his father had abandoned his family, leaving behind two orders. One was to never call anyone else "daddy." "The second thing he told me was to not be gay, because if I was gay he would kill me," said Lopez....
  • UMUC considering plan to become independent nonprofit with ties to university system

    UMUC considering plan to become independent nonprofit with ties to university system
    The University of Maryland University College, which has been struggling with declining enrollment, is considering severing some ties with the state university system to avoid burdensome regulations and work more closely with the private sector. Under...
  • Rick Scott cancels planned fundraiser at felon's Boca Raton home

    Rick Scott cancels planned fundraiser at felon's Boca Raton home
    Gov. Rick Scott abruptly called off a South Florida fundraiser planned for Saturday at the Boca Raton home of real estate developer James Batmasian, a convicted felon who did time for federal tax evasion. Batmasian pleaded guilty in 2008 to a felony...
  • Low on money as elections approach, Broward Republicans fight with each other

    Low on money as elections approach, Broward Republicans fight with each other
    As the Broward Republican Party wrapped up its most recent gathering, Tim Myette of Pompano Beach formed his fingers in the shape of a gun and "shot" it into his foot. "It accomplished nothing," Myette said of the two hours in a warm hotel ballroom...
  • Democratic candidates roll out dueling endorsements from gay rights groups

    Democratic candidates roll out dueling endorsements from gay rights groups
    The candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor rolled out dueling endorsements Thursday from gay rights groups. Nan Rich of Weston, former Democratic leader of the Florida Senate, was endorsed by the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council....
  • Commissioners: Free our cousins from ethics code

    Commissioners: Free our cousins from ethics code
    Broward's Code of Ethics reaches far across the family trees of our politicians. And there's a proposal to draw that in. At this week's workshop about possible ethics code changes, county commissioners said the current set of rules needs a rewrite....
  • Brown, Hogan sharply divided on child immigration

    Brown, Hogan sharply divided on child immigration
    As Gov. Martin O'Malley has extended a welcoming hand to immigrant children fleeing Central America, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown and Republican rival Larry Hogan have staked out starkly different positions on whether he is doing...