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  • In Alaska Senate race, Republicans rally around Republicans

    The final days in the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate offered some only-in-Alaska moments, as when the three major candidates were asked in a debate about whether they'd eaten salmon in the last week. Tea party candidate Joe Miller:...
  • Seniors: Talk about our issues

    Seniors: Talk about our issues
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s silver-haired voter demographic has a clear message for its gubernatorial front-runners: talk to us. A new AARP Florida poll suggests voters ages 50 and up are increasingly worried about their finances, feeling they...
  • L.A. council faces key question: Who pays to fix broken sidewalks?

    L.A. council faces key question: Who pays to fix broken sidewalks?
    As Los Angeles lawmakers again turn their focus to the buckled, broken sidewalks that line city streets, they face a key question: Who should pay to fix them? State law is “crystal clear” in leaving property owners responsible for fixing...
  • Rick Perry indictment: Politicians' spats don't belong in courts

    Even in the no-holds-barred world of Texas politics, the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry last week was a low blow. A grand jury in Austin, a Democratic Party hotbed, indicted Perry, a Republican with presidential aspirations, on two felony counts for...
  • Port reports operating deficit in fiscal year 2014

    Port reports operating deficit in fiscal year 2014
    Despite seeing a surge in container traffic, and mounting interest from business prospects, the Port of Virginia continues to operate at a loss — albeit not nearly as large as first anticipated. Officials with the Virginia Port Authority announced...
  • McDonnell trial: First lady Maureen McDonnell "just didn't have the capacity"

    McDonnell trial: First lady Maureen McDonnell "just didn't have the capacity"
    RICHMOND — A string of high-ranking officials from Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration took the stand in his corruption trial Monday to say he never asked them for anything untoward, and never anything for Star Scientific. No grants, though...
  • Missouri governor lifts Ferguson curfew as National Guard called in

    Missouri governor lifts Ferguson curfew as National Guard called in
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday and began deploying National Guard troops to help quell days of rioting and looting spurred by the fatal shooting of a black unarmed teenager by a white...
  • Foley And Professor Vying To Be Independent Party Nominee

    HARTFORD — The Independent Party is a deeply divided political group with no office, no money and little in the way of organizational muscle. Yet a battle is brewing for the right to run for governor on the minor party's ballot line....
  • New laws make it easier to file nursing home complaints, donate Obama items

    New laws make it easier to file nursing home complaints, donate Obama items
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed a pair of bills that would make it easier to file complaints against nursing homes and allow the state to loan or donate items linked to President Barack Obama when he served in the Illinois General...
  • Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident

    Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident
    Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran’s official news agency and China’s state-run media...
  • Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track

    Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track
    When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was elected four years ago, Connecticut had the worst achievement gap between poor minority students and suburban white students in the country. In addition, overall test scores were flat, and the state was consistently...