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  • Westmont theater project stopped by financial issue

    Westmont theater project stopped by financial issue
    Financial problems have halted a plan for a live venue theater in downtown Westmont. Keith Erickson and Eldon Olmstead, of Westmont, proposed remodeling a vacant building at 11 W. Quincy Street into the theater with seating for up to 300 people. The...
  • Boynton commissioner cleared of ethics complaint

    Boynton commissioner cleared of ethics complaint
    Mike Fitzpatrick, Boynton Beach commissioner, has been cleared of an ethics inquiry. Former Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency member Mark Karageorge filed a complaint to the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics against Fitzpatrick in May...
  • Liberals try to make 'profit' a dirty word

    It's been weeks since the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the contraception-mandate case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, but the pace of urgent fundraising appeals has barely slackened. Several times a day, another pops up in my email inbox. Some are...
  • Study: Teacher turnover costly to Virginia

    A study released last week says teacher turnover costs Virginia nearly $53 million annually. The report, done by the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington-based think tank that lobbies for at-risk schools, says the state pays an inordinate...
  • 'It ain't over until the fat lady sings'

    I have just returned from almost a month's vacation a day before my deadline (July 16) for this column. Knowing that I would not have time to write when I return, I composed this column a month ago, long before the violence in Israel and Gaza. However,...
  • New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats

    New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats
    Despite their hostility to new taxes that they might have to pay themselves, a sizable majority of Americans can support a tax on carbon if it's structured the right way, according to a survey released Monday by the University of Michigan's Center for...
  • Obama signs order barring LGBT bias for federal contractors

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday that bars companies that do work for the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Religious groups had lobbied Obama...
  • Blumenthal's Defense Of Women's Rights

    Blumenthal's Defense Of Women's Rights
    Various state laws, and a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, continue to chip away at women's reproductive rights. Fortunately, those rights have at least one prominent champion: U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Sen. Blumenthal has called on the...
  • Christie's challenge in Iowa: Courting conservatives

    MARION, Iowa Inside a diner crammed with television cameras and national reporters in this town just outside Cedar Rapids, Joe Mallie gave a glimpse of the challenge that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could confront in wooing conservative voters to...
  • Moving aging parents into a tiny hovel

    Moving aging parents into a tiny hovel
    The first signs of my parents' slippage were puzzling. How did they keep missing lunch dates and doctor's appointments? Why did they unload the dishwasher before running it? How could they forget how to check their email or set their clock? My brother and...
  • Emotions run high at South Florida rallies as Mideast violence intensifies

    Both pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian rallies in South Florida are trying to call attention to the violence in the Middle East. Monday night's rally organized by the Jewish Federation of Broward County was intended to show public support for Israel as the...