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  • California governor signs 'gun violence restraining order' law

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - People who fear a close relative may commit gun violence will be able to petition a judge to temporarily remove the person's firearms in California, under a bill signed into law on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown....
  • A silver lining from the Isla Vista tragedy: New power to take guns from the unstable

    A silver lining from the Isla Vista tragedy: New power to take guns from the unstable
    The pro-gun crowd will be foaming, but Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law AB 1014, by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), that will let family members or police seek a court order to temporarily remove lawfully owned weapons from the home of...
  • Charlie Crist isn't one of you, Republican mailer warns Democrats

    Charlie Crist isn't one of you, Republican mailer warns Democrats
    In an attempt to sow seeds of skepticism among Democrats about Charlie Crist’s bona fides as a Democrat, the Republican Party of Florida is sending out blunt mailers to South Florida Democrats. The mailers attempt to undermine Crist on one of...
  • Florida to mail out $200 million in college refunds, week before election

    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Just before Election Day, thousands of Florida families who participate in prepaid college savings plans will receive refunds, or major cuts in their monthly payments, and Governor Rick Scott is not shy about taking credit for...
  • Albert R. Hunt: Ignored House contests may hold surprises

    Albert R. Hunt: Ignored House contests may hold surprises
    There is a forgotten contest in this year's U.S. midterm elections. Actually, there are 435 of them: the races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Thanks to shifting population patterns and redistricting, the Republicans start with an...
  • Reject Amendment 3: Editorial

    Reject Amendment 3: Editorial
    Two branches of government in Florida, led by the governor and the Legislature, have been in the hands of the same party for the past 15 years. Only the third branch, the nonpartisan judiciary, has occasionally stood in the way of either, when judges have...
  • Md. receives $650 million federal grant for foster care

    Maryland has won a five-year, $650 million federal grant that will give officials more flexibility to run the state's foster care program and reduce the number of children entering the system, Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration said Tuesday. The U.S....
  • Robert McCartney: Nation's embrace of fracking ignores environmental risks

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's attitude toward natural-gas fracking seems to depend on whether it occurs somewhere that would be politically inconvenient for him. McAuliffe, a Democrat, said recently he's determined to prevent the controversial...
  • Academy Science and Technology Council Adds Four Members

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - John Bailey, Gale Anne Hurd, John Knoll and Michael Tronick have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the council's membership to 25 for...
  • Candidates: Make a commitment to the women of Maryland [Commentary]

    Candidates: Make a commitment to the women of Maryland [Commentary]
    We at Network 2000 are giving careful consideration to which candidate for governor is willing to make a sincere and honest commitment to the women of the state of Maryland. Recognizing that the next administration will have the opportunity and...
  • Report Finds Connecticut Governor's Race Among the Least Postive

    Report Finds Connecticut Governor's Race Among the Least Postive
    Connecticut TV viewers who feel as though they have been bombarded with attack ads now have the data to back up their impressions. The Wesleyan Media Project, which tracks and analyzes political advertising on television, found the Connecticut governor'...