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  • Charter school group is political force in L.A. Unified board election

    Charter school group is political force in L.A. Unified board election
    Los Angeles mayors once played the role of kingmaker in school board elections. Both Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa took on the teachers union, leading campaigns to raise money for favored candidates. When those candidates won, the mayors...
  • New York City, Orthodox Jews reach deal on circumcision ritual

    New York City, Orthodox Jews reach deal on circumcision ritual
    New York City on Tuesday reached a tentative agreement with members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community over a tradition known as oral suction circumcision. Health officials have linked 17 cases of infant herpes since 2000 to the ancient ritual of...
  • Albert Hunt: Rebuilding crumbling infrastructure can't wait

    Albert Hunt: Rebuilding crumbling infrastructure can't wait
    If Washington were a rational place, a major measure to rebuild roads, bridges, ports and airports would be a slam-dunk. Few doubt the need. The U.S. has underinvested in infrastructure: It was ranked 12th in the World Economic Forum's Global...
  • NYC's 311 hotline gets 200 millionth call

    New York City's 311 hotline has fielded its 200 millionth phone call. The landmark call came in at 7:24 a.m. on Friday. It was a heat and hot water complaint in Queens. City officials said it was received by operator Quintin Rudd. He's taken more than...
  • Mayor to NYC business leaders: Start pay at $13 an hour

    Mayor Bill de Blasio, promoting his message of income equality and empowering the less fortunate, pressed influential New York City business leaders on Thursday to raise their workers' starting pay to $13 an hour. The liberal mayor made his call in front...
  • NYC public schools to close on 2 Muslim holidays

    The nation's largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City. Under the new policy, the city's 1.1 million-pupil public school...
  • Out of the Blue: Time to get downtown's heart pumping

    As I write this column, I'm sitting in a hospital bed recovering from a minor heart procedure. So hearts are very much on my mind. Everyone needs a healthy one. As do communities. The heart of a community can be public spaces, plazas, piazzas, squares,...
  • L.A. school board races head to runoffs as charter backers' clout shows

    L.A. school board races head to runoffs as charter backers' clout shows
    A push by backers of charter schools to have a bigger voice on the Los Angeles Board of Education appears to have paid off, according to early election returns in three contested races. The campaign was marked by the emergence of a charter group as...
  • Lawmakers taking another crack at expanding gun checks

    Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to help kick-start a longshot campaign to expand criminal background checks to all commercial firearms sales. Similar legislation that sought to expand background checks...
  • Letter: Dollar signs are superseding consequences of pot legalization

    Letter: Dollar signs are superseding consequences of pot legalization
    Shortly after being sworn into office, Gov. Bruce Rauner told General Counsel Jason Barclay to move ahead on the authorization process to establish a list of growing and dispensary centers for medical marijuana. But even before Illinois' Medical...
  • Book offers business wisdom from Frank Perdue

    Book offers business wisdom from Frank Perdue
    Mitzi Perdue spent much of her marriage to chicken magnate Frank Perdue scribbling notes. At social gatherings, dinners and countless other occasions, the man who through TV commercials became the country's only famous chicken producer would talk and his...