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  • PA FOP endorses Wolf over Corbett

    PA FOP endorses Wolf over Corbett
    It appears pensions are thicker than the thin-the-blue-line of law enforcement in the Nov. 4 gubernatorial election. The 40,000-member state chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Democrat Tom Wolf over incumbent Republican Gov. Tom...
  • Governor makes right call to quell unrest in Ferguson

    Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday took the long-overdue action to order Missouri National Guard troops to Ferguson. They will try to help end the unrest and violence that followed peaceful protests in recent days over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black...
  • 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...
  • Ferguson's mounting racial and economic stress set stage for turmoil

    Ferguson's mounting racial and economic stress set stage for turmoil
    The police shooting of Michael Brown was the spark. But the tinder fueling the anger and resentment that has exploded in Ferguson has been building for decades. The town has seen many middle-class homeowners who eagerly moved to St. Louis' northern...
  • Activists call for probes into Ron Tomalis' 25% pension boost as Gov. Tom Corbett's higher education adviser

    HARRISBURG — Using Halloween decorations as props, good-government activists called for investigations into whether Gov. Tom Corbett's former education secretary-turned-adviser floated through the administration as a "ghost employee" who will...
  • March brings out hundreds hoping for healing, justice

    FERGUSON, Mo. The march began on Canfield Drive, where eight days ago an unarmed black teen was fatally shot by a white police officer. They gathered about noon Saturday, around a memorial in the middle of the road, a mix of teddy bears, candles,...
  • National Guard enters Ferguson streets as protests turn tense

    National Guard enters Ferguson streets as protests turn tense
    Although the Missouri National Guard was deployed and a curfew was lifted Monday, what began as a peaceful demonstration turned restive after dark, as this racially polarized St. Louis suburb hunkered down for another night of painful protests stemming...
  • Brown, Kashkari agree to initial debate in governor's race

    Brown, Kashkari agree to initial debate in governor's race
    Gov. Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, have agreed to debate Sept. 4 in Sacramento. The one-hour debate, sponsored by The Times, KQED public radio, Telemundo and the California Channel, is the only one the Democratic incumbent...
  • Costa Mesa councilwomen call city's toll lane ballot measure political

    Costa Mesa councilwomen call city's toll lane ballot measure political
    In Costa Mesa, even what should be a kumbaya political moment has a way of becoming contentious. The City Council unanimously decided last week to ask voters what they think about a state plan to put toll lanes on the 405 Freeway. The question will...
  • Gov. Perry's legal team call charges 'outrageous assault'

    AUSTIN, Texas Texas Gov. Rick Perry's team of nationally prominent lawyers previewed his legal and public relations strategy Monday, blasting the coercion and abuse of power charges against him as an "outrageous assault on the rule of law." The...
  • 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:...