| Apr 1, 2014
| 2:41 PM
For the past two years, a well-funded and largely below-the-radar effort has been playing out across Illinois aimed at trying to curb the influence of politicians in perhaps the most political of all games: the once-a-decade redrawing of the state House...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Apple devices are still in high demand -- just ask New York City thieves.
Products by the Cupertino, Calif., company, such as iPhones and iPads, accounted for more than 18% of New York's grand larcenies in 2013, according to a report by the Wall...
| Jan 21, 2014
The cornerstone of criminal justice reform is the belief that offenders leaving prison could be prevented from committing new crimes and getting locked up all over again, if only government could find the right social service organization to provide the...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:27 AM
For 23 years, Penny Troutner has owned Light Street Cycles in Federal Hill. And she had seen bicycles on Baltimore's streets, for recreation and transportation, even before she opened her bike shop. But Troutner holds up 2011 as the year she noticed...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:18 AM
Mayor Bill De Blasio had been in office just one day when it happened: A 53-year-old man was hit and killed by a van while crossing a Queens street in the early evening.
Eight days later, it happened again, this time on Manhattan’s Upper West...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
It's tempting to view Wednesday's announcement that Disney will film its four Marvel series projects for Netflix in Gotham as a bit of pre-campaign campaigning on the part of Mouse House chief Bob Iger.
After all, there's been plenty of media speculation...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:47 PM
SACRAMENTO--Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) was at the White House on Thursday for the unveiling of President Obama's new program to help young men of color.
The initiative, called "My Brother's Keeper," brings together government agencies,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Last week I wrote on how to rid Laguna of traffic and make downtown more livable. Most of it will take years to realize. But some of it — the most transformational ideas — can be done now. And cheaply.
Since I arrived in Laguna 15 years ago,...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:30 AM
My congratulations to Bridget Kustin, founder of the Johns Hopkins University Human Rights Working Group, on her commentary ("JHU's academic 'freedom,' Feb. 25). It took courage to write that op-ed while still a student at Hopkins. While sincerely...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Los Angeles on Tuesday joined a growing list of cities that are treating e-cigarettes like traditional tobacco-based products, banning their use in parks, restaurants and in most workplaces.
The decision, which came after an impassioned and at times...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The pool of candidates for New York City's next film commissioner is believed to have been narrowed to a handful of likely suspects, with a decision expected by the end of the month as the city's film industry waits impatiently for new Mayor Bill de...