| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Few places in Illinois vote more reliably Republican than Iroquois County, home to 1,120 square miles of mostly corn and soybean fields, 28,982 residents and, according to state records, 218 distinct units of government — one for every 133...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:05 PM
People who experienced the death of a parent in childhood appear to be more likely to die prematurely themselves, new research shows.
A study that tracked more than 7 million people for up to 42 years found that people who lost a parent before they...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:09 PM
It's been a bit lonely for Jamie Krzeminski, who has been riding his bicycle from his home near Mead Botanical Garden to work in downtown Orlando for a dozen years.
"I still don't see that many people on my route. But I do see more people [lately],"...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Orange County now ranks as the third-largest Asian American population nationwide, with nearly 600,000 Asian Americans living in a county once defined by its dominantly white communities, a study to be released Tuesday shows.
In a boom decade running...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 9:29 AM
From farmers markets to supermarkets, local-minded consumers are buying Florida-made produce, beers, even soap.
Now Florida authors and booksellers are hoping to build on their own roots with a locally grown approach to literary marketing. Thanks to...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Regardless of Opinion L.A. guest blogger Charlotte Allen's ridiculously inflammatory contention that "Despite its cute graphic, Paycheck Fairness Act was evil spawn of Lilly Ledbetter," the facts remain discouraging for women when it comes to equal pay....
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:15 PM
In January, President Obama announced a block-by-block approach to relieving poverty in Los Angeles. Federal money, he said, would pour into a newly created Promise Zone.
The boundaries encompassed crowded immigrant communities around MacArthur Park and...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Population is growing in the Central Maryland's suburban counties, though Baltimore City is losing residents, according a state review of U.S. Census data.
The Maryland Department of Planning said Thursday that between July 2012 and July 2013,...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 4:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — When the state Senate took up the issue of affirmative action in late January, it was a relatively tepid affair.
After 20 minutes of polite debate, senators passed a measure that, if approved by voters, would overturn California's ban...
| Apr 2, 2014
Re "An over-educated nanny's lament," Opinion, March 30
Emily Koss' Op-Ed article lamenting her predicament about being an over-educated nanny demonstrates that she is not taking responsibility for the choices she has made. As a university professor and...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:00 AM
President Barack Obama is to be congratulated on the 7.1 million people who now have health care ("Looking beyond Md.'s flawed Obamacare website," April 1).
But according to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2012 there were 48 million uninsured people in the...