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  • Michael Brown's parents renew call for special prosecutor

    The parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager fatally shot in August by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, asked Missouri's governor on Monday to reconsider his decision not to appoint a special prosecutor in the case. In a letter...
  • Brown took out $500,000 loan from union

    Brown took out $500,000 loan from union
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown has taken out a $500,000 loan from the Laborers International Union in a move the rival campaign of Republican Larry Hogan called a sign of desperation. Brown campaign manager Justin Schall said...
  • Gov. Rick Scott is shaping the courts in his image, not Florida'

    Gov. Rick Scott is shaping the courts in his image, not Florida'
      Florida is one of the most diverse states in the nation, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at our courts. According to The Florida Bar, people of color make up about 43 percent of the state’s population. Yet among the state's...
  • Hayao Miyazaki isn't making features but is at work on manga

    Hayao Miyazaki isn't making features but is at work on manga
    Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki will accept an honorary Oscar on Saturday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards. Miyazaki, 73, who won a competitive Oscar for his 2002 animated fantasy "Spirited Away," announced his...
  • Pennsylvania House and Senate spending expenses revealed

    Pennsylvania House and Senate spending expenses revealed
    After being elected to Lehigh County Court in November 2011, Doug Reichley resigned from his job as a Republican state representative. But, unbeknownst to Reichley, his old employer — the Pennsylvania House of Representatives — kept his...
  • A to-do list for Larry Hogan

    A to-do list for Larry Hogan
    Governor-elect Larry Hogan can't let the euphoria of his upset win last too long because he has precious little time before he takes the reins of state government. He will be sworn in on Jan. 21. His first budget is due two days later, and so are any...
  • Who will challenge Hogan in 2018?

    Who will challenge Hogan in 2018?
    The Democrats begin 2015 with a political problem: no predominant standard bearer to step up and challenge the incumbent GOP governor in four years. While they have many credentialed candidates, unlike Martin O'Malley in 2006 none stands out above the...
  • Gov. Scott offers Lifetime Sportsman's License discount for young people

    Gov. Scott offers Lifetime Sportsman's License discount for young people
      Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order Thursday to offer Lifetime Sportsman’s Licenses for Florida residents 21 and younger for $500 – half the current cost of $1,000 – from Nov. 24-Dec. 31.   The license covers saltwater...
  • Pennsylvania governor: No need to fire Joe Paterno

    Pennsylvania governor: No need to fire Joe Paterno
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett suggested Thursday that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno should have kept his job in 2011 amid the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. "They probably shouldn't have fired him, they probably should've...
  • Convicted? Indicted? Caught on video? Many voters don't seem to care

    Convicted? Indicted? Caught on video? Many voters don't seem to care
    It is a tough campaign season for a lot of incumbents this year, with a grumpy electorate and Congress having few achievements to tout, but New York Rep. Michael Grimm would seem to be in a particular jam. The record of the Republican from Staten...
  • Wisconsin governor Scott Walker wins re-election

    Wisconsin governor Scott Walker wins re-election
    Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker has won re-election, Reuters/Ipsos projected on Tuesday, prevailing in a tough fight against Democratic challenger Mary Burke. Walker, 47, a conservative Tea Party favorite considered to have presidential...