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  • Scott won't push drug testing for some state workers

    Scott won't push drug testing for some state workers
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has backed off from his quest to require all state workers to submit to drug tests, giving up on about half of the state's classes of workers in a drawn-out legal battle that could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court....
  • 17 Boynton Beach cops call in sick Tuesday

    Seventeen officers with the Boynton Beach Police Department called  in sick on Tuesday and did not show up for work.  With five officers calling in sick for the day shift and another 12 for the night shift, the police force shifted to an alternate...
  • Corbett airs first ad of fall governor's race

    Gov. Tom Corbett’s campaign is hitting the airwaves with the first gubernatorial television ad of the general election. Corbett’s 60-second ad, which can be seen above, touts the Republican incumbent’s work to aid the state’s...
  • In need of evidence

    Confidence in the election process means everything in a representative democracy. If we cannot trust how votes are cast and counted, then it calls into question the outcomes and, ultimately, the men and women who hold public office. That is why we...
  • McAuliffe, lawmakers in tiff over office building

    McAuliffe, lawmakers in tiff over office building
    RICHMOND – When Gov. Terry McAuliffe lashed out at legislative Republicans last month over their refusal to expand Medicaid, he didn't just use his veto powers. McAuliffe also told his staff to stop cooperating with a legislative committee...
  • U.S. blacklists UAE firm for flouting sanctions on Syria

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on a United Arab Emirates company for supplying specialty petroleum products to the Syrian government, and blacklisted two additional Syrian companies. Pangates, based in Sharjah...
  • Editorial: Here's how Michael Madigan browbeats Illinois

    Editorial: Here's how Michael Madigan browbeats Illinois
    We keep wondering when Democrats in the Illinois House — forlorn little mushrooms on whom Speaker Michael Madigan regularly dumps his putrid embarrassments — will decide they've had enough of self-serving-antics-by-Mike. Maybe never. Maybe...
  • Obama should say no to a religion-based exemption on hiring discrimination

    Last month President Obama announced that he was drafting an executive order prohibiting federal contractors — which employ about 20% of the American workforce — from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But...
  • How much water does California have left?

    Southern California water managers are doing such a great job that you would hardly know we are in the midst of the worst drought since record-keeping began in the late 1800s. Our lush, well-watered landscapes look as healthy and inviting as ever. Our...
  • The Kurdish option: An independent state for the Kurds, an ally for the U.S. in Iraq

     The Kurdish option: An independent state for the Kurds, an ally for the U.S. in Iraq
    "This moment requires statesmanship." That was Secretary of State John F. Kerry — a man not known for irony — in a meeting in late June with Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region. Appealing to Barzani's nonexistent...
  • Stolen Matisse painting worth around $3 million returned to Venezuela

    Stolen Matisse painting worth around $3 million returned to Venezuela
    CARACAS (Reuters) - A painting believed to be a 1925 work by French artist Henri Matisse worth around $3 million was returned to Venezuela from the United States on Monday more than a decade after it was stolen from a museum in Caracas, Venezuela's...