| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:29 PM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's first black person to hold that post, urged NAACP members convening in Orlando on Tuesday to help overturn stand-your-ground laws that "senselessly expand the concept of self-defense."
The law was expected...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Recently, some in the media have promoted the idea that the $85 billion sequestration cuts triggered on March 1 aren't causing drastic effects. CNN called the cuts "not as bad as advertised," and a Washington Post report found the cuts less "scary" than...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:01 AM
Using funds meant to help poor families find affordable places to live, Baltimore's public housing agency has paid nearly $6.8 million in long-standing court judgments for lead poisoning suffered by six former residents when they were young children....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:57 PM
There may be a new glitch in Richmond’s strategy to bring mortgage relief to residents using the city's eminent domain powers.
The federal government has raised concerns that participating homeowners may not be eligible to refinance into the kinds...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:32 AM
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City has finally done the right thing in paying the remaining $6.8 million it owed in lead paint liability claims. Had the agency not worked so long to avoid its legal responsibility for the damages caused by past...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Justice delayed is justice denied, so the legal maxim goes. Judgments delayed, however, can be downright expensive.
Last week, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City announced that it had paid $6.8 million to satisfy outstanding court judgments that...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Nearly three dozen members of the Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips were in custody Thursday morning on federal and state charges after early-morning raids by hundreds of LAPD officers and FBI agents across South Los Angeles, officials said.
The arrests on gang,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:41 PM
When five giant mortgage firms signed a landmark $25-billion mortgage settlement last year, officials hailed debt forgiveness as the primary strategy to preserve homeownership.
The banks hoped to avoid further enforcement action over widespread...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 7:08 PM
After years of discussion over "carrots," "sticks" and just about every combination thereof, the Costa Mesa City Council's decision to move forward the development of permanent supportive housing for the city's homeless population came as a "much needed,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 6:55 AM
A portion of Costa Mesa's federal funding that's annually awarded to nonprofit agencies was up for discussion during a City Council's study session Tuesday.
Though what to do in the coming fiscal year with the public service grants within the city's to-...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 3:12 PM