| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:34 AM
A growing contingent of Winnetka residents opposed to the village's $61 million stormwater management project are determined to put a halt to a proposal that has ignited the fury of local homeowners groups and environmentalists.
Other residents are just...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:05 PM
LONDON -- In a referendum many Americans would drool over, voters in Ireland have narrowly rejected a proposal to abolish their Senate, despite a vigorous campaign in favor of eliminating the upper house of parliament in order to save money.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- It is not simply the euro zone that is threatened by the dramatic economic discrepancies that now exist among its members, as well as the large indebtedness gap that exists between the southern members of the zone and the German-led bloc of...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:22 PM
A petition signed by more than 22,000 that calls for a referendum on Anchorage Ordinance 37 was submitted last week, but voters may not be able to review the controversial labor law until 2015.
That is one of three paths a possible referendum could take...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:46 PM
There were a number of disturbing findings in last week's poll by the Israeli Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University, released just as negotiators were preparing to resume Middle East peace talks in Jerusalem on Wednesday. But one less-remarked-...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 12:32 PM
A Superior Court judge’s ruling in favor of a referendum targeting Anchorage’s controversial labor law rewrite could be headed to the Alaska Supreme Court, after an appeal announced Friday by city officials.
City Attorney Dennis Wheeler says...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:36 AM
LONDON – Exactly a year before Scotland decides whether to remain part of Great Britain or go it alone, supporters of independence clashed Wednesday with those who want to stay in the British fold, heralding 12 months of searching debate over...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:07 AM
If the District 113 Board of Education can find money in the construction budget to pay for the technology, spectators at Highland Park and Deerfield high schools won't have to sweat as much when new swimming pools open in 2015.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Former Laguna Niguel council member Paul Merritt signaled his intent Tuesday to seek sufficient signatures to force a referendum on the Laguna Beach City Council's 3-2 approval in June of a parking structure and park at the village entrance.
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:47 PM
U.S. Rep Alan Grayson teamed up Tuesday with organizers behind Orange County's paid sick time effort to push for an expansion of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, which turns 20 years old.
The firebrand Orlando Democrat and several Organize...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:50 PM
My computer's background wallpaper features the beach at Lanikai, which routinely appears on lists of the most beautiful in the world.
My daughter, who lives on Oahu, took us to several beaches on our Hawaiian vacation this summer, but this was my...