| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:10 PM
WASHINGTON — The crabbers are getting, well, crabby.
With the offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service closed because of the federal government shutdown, fishermen have been unable to get permits for the Alaska king crab season, which...
| Oct 8, 2013
This is the first year in more than four decades that I haven't been in the legislative branch of government. During that span, I've witnessed government's greatest potential as well as its calamitous capacity for dysfunction. Unfortunately, the latter is...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:12 PM
WASHINGTON – After New York’s deadly train derailment, Congress should hold firm to a 2015 deadline for railroads to install systems that will automatically slow down or stop trains if engineers exceed speed limits or are on a collision course...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:45 PM
The New York commuter train crash that killed four passengers over the weekend was "preventable," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Thursday, pushing for stronger rail safety standards as fallout over the tragedy continued to spread.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Not just retailers and shop-till-you-drop gift buyers are looking forward to Black Friday and the bustling holiday shopping season. State tax collectors are hoping for a big haul from taxes on those sales.
About 10 percent of annual state sales taxes...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chairman of the powerful Senate Commerce Committee, wants the Federal Communications Commission to hold off on approving any big television deals until a report on consolidation in the broadcasting industry is released.
| Nov 15, 2013
Watching President Barack Obama's news conference Thursday, I almost started humming the old ditty "Farmer in the Dell" because all I could think was: "The cheese stands alone."
The president did his level best to explain that he was as much in the dark...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Sen. Jay D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee, is introducing a bill aimed at giving a boost to new digital video services that are trying to compete against established pay-television distributors.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:42 PM
The president of Humboldt State University will retire at the end of the academic year, officials said Wednesday.
Rollin Richmond has served as head of the Arcata campus for nearly 12 years. His retirement was announced at a meeting in Long Beach of the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Recently, Rupert Murdoch raised the curtain on what is, in a bit of hyperbole, being billed as the trial of the century.
"Big media trials in London in 2 weeks," the News Corp. topper wrote on Twitter. "Remember, everyone innocent until proven guilty,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:06 PM
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