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  • Connecticut Considering a Crackdown on Nightclubs

    Connecticut Considering a Crackdown on Nightclubs
    Unregulated after-hours clubs and "BYOB" joints. Juice bars across the hall from boozy "adult" night spots. Untrained bouncers. Scores of drunks pouring into the streets at 2 a.m. closing times. When you add in guns, this late-night clubbing cocktail...
  • Connecticut Has Had A Few Mayors That Out-Shame Rob Ford

    Connecticut Has Had A Few Mayors That Out-Shame Rob Ford
    You'd think that Rob Ford, Toronto's crack-smoking-oral-sex-denying-binge-drinking buffoon of a mayor, would be a tough dude to top in any screw-up contest for local politicians. It's true that Ford's antics have provided an insane amount of...
  • Selling Your Homemade Baked Goods is Not That Easy

    Selling Your Homemade Baked Goods is Not That Easy
    Let's say you're a really good home baker, so good that all your friends want what you're making and insist on paying you for those cakes or pies or cookies. In a whole bunch of states, from Rhode Island to California, that wouldn't be a terrible...
  • Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene

    Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene
    At least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday. East Haven mayor April Capone said that at least 25 homes in...
  • Are police forces becoming too militarized?

  • Homer Glen debates when to take over Woodbine Golf Course

    Homer Glen debates when to take over Woodbine Golf Course
    Homer Glen's village board is expected to make a decision this month on whether to fully take over the Woodbine Golf Course property this winter as planned or renew an agreement with the former owner to maintain the golf course another year. "We need to...
  • Rick Perry's lawyers accuse Democrats of pushing a 'red herring'

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s legal team on Thursday¬†stepped up its aggressive strategy to fight two felony charges against him, arguing that Democrats were floating a “red herring” by suggesting that Perry was motivated to veto funding for...
  • Should the U.S. use troops to fight the ISIS?

  • Palm Beach County considers kratom ban

    Palm Beach County considers kratom ban
    Kratom users say drinks infused with the Southeast Asian herb deliver a welcome pick-me-up, no more dangerous than a cup of coffee. But concerns that kratom is addictive and poses a health risk prompted the Palm Beach County Commission Tuesday to call...
  • Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge

    Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge
    Eric H. Holder Jr.'s planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation's first African American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark...
  • Idea of an L.A. Voteria is gaining currency

    Idea of an L.A. <i>Voteria </i>is<i> </i>gaining currency
    The proposal to enter L.A. voters into a cash prize lottery, for the sake of increasing turnout, is easy to attack on numerous fronts. My first reaction to last week's recommendation by the L.A. City Ethics Commission? Horror. Or maybe it wasn't...